Art and Design
Art is another very important part of the school's curriculum and on the 13th October 2017 the school was awarded the Artsmark Gold Award.
The Artsmark Panel said "Your Statement of Commitment and Case Study have been reviewed by our Levelling Panel and we are delighted to inform you that St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Hadleigh has been awarded an Artsmark Gold Award. Congratulations!"
This is great news and the school is very proud of this achievement.
The panel also made the following comment:-
The panel noted that the school has a very creative curriculum that includes a range of educational visits, exciting projects and that there is strong effective leadership for the arts across the school. Arts are seen as valuable in themselves but also effective in improving outcomes for pupils. Partnerships with other schools and organisations such as The Suffolk Music Service and Arts Access have contributed positively to children's experiences and to teacher professional development. The CPD offer was highlighted as active, vibrant and engaging.
To consolidate at Gold level, the panel would be pleased to hear how the school develops arts and culture links to pedagogy and share good practice with other schools.
As a Gold Artsmark school Arts Council England celebrates your commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level and the opportunities embedded across your provision. Your children and young people have equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in, and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff in these areas. You engage with a range of arts and cultural organisations 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 expertise you have established.