Nurturing creative expression.
We structure our taught themes to include our schools core beliefs and values of trust, resilience, patience, compassion and kindness by teaching units of work that touch upon the importance of family and what that might look like in the 21st century, taking responsibility for ourselves and our choices, the importance of education as well as tackling sensitive subjects such as inclusion, diversity, mental health, ethics and values and cultural heritage.
The skills they acquire allow students to use their arts skills to reflect and explore projects and conceptual ideas in greater depth. Students are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. We have designed an interleaved curriculum that takes into account the need for literacy within the Art’s subjects and refinement of skills and the contextual understanding of British values and the wider world.
Our objective at St Andrew’s is to develop curiosity, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of creativity, and an unbiased respect for the role that Arts may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We are committed to ensuring our young men understand the value and importance of Art’s in the wider community,
We use art as a medium to understand the world around us and to unlock thoughts and emotions, whilst taking into account other cultural customs and traditions. This then enhances student’s personal, social and emotional development encouraging a more emphatic viewpoint of their peers and the local community.