School Gains Arts Mark Silver Award
In the wake of receiving the prestigious UNICEF Rights Respecting School Silver Award, Chingford C of E Primary now finds itself proudly in receipt of another coveted Silver Award, this time for the Arts!
Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. Artsmark’s flexible framework is designed to help schools embed arts, culture and creativity across the whole curriculum, celebrating a commitment to cultural education.
The feedback from the assessors commended the school for its commitment to the Arts and how innovation and implemented changes have had a positive impact on our pupils:
"You adapted your plans during the Covid pandemic to ensure the arts momentum would not be lost by creating a different focus (the use of sketch books) and not allowing a lack of funds to get in the way of providing new opportunities such as using the local recycle centre, creating a mural using plastic bottles and CDs and working with a spray artist to design a mural in the playground. It was great to read of the improved attendance for individual children and the increased participation in the Arts of the Pupil Premium and / Looked After Children groups."
"Your Culture Day to promote diversity, self-worth and equality and arts Enrichment Events e.g. 'Who are artists?' are providing new and fun learning experiences. Children clearly enjoyed working with and learning from working with a professional make-up artist."
"Staff are well supported by leaders and most staff feel confident in delivering art lessons and where they do not, they are given the appropriate support."
"Well done on all that you have achieved, and we look forward to reading of your next Artsmark journey."
A big thank you to Miss Greenberg for all the hard work she has put into helping the school gain this award