Arts Mark Gold
We are currently the proud holders of the Arts Mark Gold Award that recognises and celebrates our commitment to the arts. Below is the message we received from the Art's Council.
Your Statement of Commitment and Case Study have been assessed and we are delighted to inform you that Earlsfield Primary School (DfE 2122180) has been awarded an Artsmark Gold Award. Congratulations!
We have made the following comment about your submissions:
It is exciting to read of the commitment you have to the Arts and of your progress in developing them as discrete subjects and as part of your whole school pedagogy, with effects beyond academic development and into the wider lives and wellbeing of the children. Your thoughtful planning and careful evaluation have led to significant developments and it is wonderful to read of continuing plans to move even further forward. You might include in these an even more powerful role for your Arts Council in decision-making about their arts experiences and a CPD offer that brings in even more professional expertise, with the same potential benefits that have accompanied your appointments of music and art specialists. It is good that you have plans to build on the partnerships you have established within your local community and beyond. Your intention to explore further the connections between wellbeing and the Arts is exciting and it will be good in this and other respects to gather robust evidence of the impact of the Arts. This will be particularly valuable if you can now look to share your excellent practice more widely and become advocates for the importance of the Arts in education, perhaps engaging your children further in ambassadorial roles within and beyond the school. You will have much to offer to other schools as you continue to go from strength to strength.
Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award!
Arts Council England celebrates your ongoing commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level, and the opportunities established across your whole setting. Your children and young people are offered equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in, and evaluate a broad range of high-quality arts and cultural activities, and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff that have measurable effects in these areas. You engage with a range of arts and cultural organisations and other settings, and can evidence the positive impact of these partnerships. Your children and young people have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture, and you are working to share the good practice you have established.