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The Teaching of Art at St Mary and St Benedict


At St Mary and St Benedict we aim to give each pupil a high-quality art and design education that inspires, engages and challenges pupils to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. This creativity is achieved through the children receiving skills and experiences that allow them to experiment and develop their own ideas that can be applied to their work. 

Children will be encouraged to study the work of a wide variety of artists and cultures and will reflect on how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

The school aims to ensure that:

  • All children enjoy an active involvement in art, craft and design.
  • All children have the confidence and can develop the necessary skills to communicate their ideas through their own artwork.
  • All children have the opportunity to develop a broad and balanced range of activities and to develop progression within these experiences.
  • All children can evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • All children know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.