‘The Arts Award is a unique qualification that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders.’
WOODCROFT ARTS AWARD: LATEST NEWS
June 2019: Woodcroft Dance Team wins National Finals
They did it again! Woodcroft Dance Team are the official 2019 UK Primary Street Dance Champions! The UDO Dance Foundation, in partnership with Sport England and Youth Sport Trust, has delivered the The National Schools Dance Championships to schools across the UK since 2008. On Wednesday 26th June Woodcroft competed at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke: to read more click here
September 2018: Bronze Arts Award Presentation Evening
Forty pupils who left us in the summer made an emotional return to Woodcroft to receive their Bronze Arts Award Certificates. It was lovely to see so many of our Y6 Leavers come back for our annual Arts Award party and presentation evening held on Thursday 21st September….to read more click here
July 2018: Woodcroft achieves Artsmark Platinum
We are delighted to announce that Woodcroft has been awarded an Artsmark Platinum Award, the highest accolade accredited by Arts Council England. Read more here ..
July 2019: Fifth Year of Arts Award Success for Woodcroft
As part of our AIM@Arts programme Woodcroft pupils take part in an extended and enriched curriculum. Pupils in Year 6 then work towards the Arts Award issued by Trinity College London. Our pupils submitted their portfolios for moderation by an external college assessor. We are proud to announce that 35 of our Y6 pupils successfully met all of the criteria and achieved their Bronze Award.
Arts Award Week at Woodcroft – July 2019
Woodcroft hosted another fantastic artsweek – Read about it in our weekly news .click here
March 2018: Advisor Accreditation
Mr Guest Mrs Hurley achieved their Arts Award Advisor Accreditation. Woodcroft now has 6 trained advisors, including Ms Gignac, Mrs Valoti, Mr Tallon and Miss Sherring, who can run the Arts Award Programme
- a great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts
- offered at five levels, four accredited and one introductory award
- a framework for learning new skills and sharing them
- an opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills
- a link between young people and creative arts professionals
Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) are accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Arts Award Discover is an introductory level. Woodcroft offers accredited assessment of Bronze and Silver levels. Find out more by visiting the Arts Award website by clicking here.
ARTS AWARD ASSESSMENT CENTRE
Woodcroft is an Arts Award Assessment Centre registered with Trinity College London. The school currently has two trained Arts Award advisers. Woodcroft is an open centre and welcomes joint moderations and contact with other organisations.
Click here to view the Woodcroft Arts Award Charter
This charter acts as a guarantee for every pupil, ensuring they receive a termly programme of live arts experiences, opportunities for critical review, artistic research and skills sharing. In addition, every pupil performs to an audience at least once per term.
Arts opportunities are structured to support the Arts Award in each year group. This leads to the Bronze Qualification in Year 6. In addition to National Curriculum studies, year groups focus on specific Arts genres that are outlined in the Arts Award Curriculum Map.
Click here to view the Arts Award Curriculum Map
Pupils have access to a wide range of professional, specialist staff working in the best possible learning environments. Teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to participate in the Arts and also to transfer these skills, attitudes and aspirations across their learning; ensuring the best possible outcomes for all.
Extensive opportunities for pupils to engage in the Arts is supported by our AIM@Arts programme. This is a full programme of extra curricula clubs, musical tuition, visiting artists and educational trips to enhance the core curriculum. Find out more about Woodcroft’s AIM@ programmes by clicking on the AIM@ icon.
An environment where Arts and creativity can flourish is being achieved through the provision of an outstanding core curriculum, supported by an innovative AIM@Arts cross curricular enrichment programme.
Through the Arts we also explore and develop an understanding of the values of our society. The Arts allow pupils to explore the core curriculum through creative means, and provides them unique and valuable life experiences to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural selves. These skills and attitudes transfer across the curriculum and support academic achievement. Click here to read more about the Arts Award and SMSC at Woodcroft.
ASPIRATION AND INSPIRATION THROUGH ARTS AWARD
Integral to the highest quality broad and balanced education must be planned opportunities for pupils to be inspired by professional artists. This occurs through attending live performances at world class venues in a wide range of genres and inviting professional artists to perform and run workshops with all pupils across the school.
FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
- 4D Immersive Suite
- Fully resourced Music Room
- State of the art staging facilities
- Dedicated instrumental tuition suite
Arts Award Trained Advisers:
Our Arts Award Centre currently has four fully accredited Bronze and Silver ArtsAward Advisers.
- Miss Caitlin Sherring (Adviser, Music Coordinator)
- Mr Craig Tallon (Adviser, Headteacher)
- Mrs Valoti (Adviser, Asst Head Enrichment)
- Mrs Gignac (Adviser, Asst Head)
- Mr Guest (Adviser, Year 6 Lead)
- Mrs Hurley (HLTA)
- Specialist music teacher
- Specialist dance choreographer
- Professional instrumental teachers in association with BEAT (Barnet Education Arts Trust)
- Collaborate Partnership with Unicorn Theatre
- Retain ArtsMark Platinum status; due for renewal 2019/2020