We are looking for Arts Champions who are based in primary, secondary and special needs education, whether a qualified teacher or teaching assistant who are willing to share their skills, experience, expertise and most of all enthusiasm with other teachers and schools, and take on the role of public advocates of arts activity and experiencing the arts in education.
The Network will provide funding to schools to cover the release of these Champions who will spend short periods of time promoting best practice, training, supporting others to adopt similar approaches.
If you or a colleague are interested in becoming an Arts Champion, application is by submission of the following:
- A letter of interest outlining why you would like to take on the role.
- Details of two referees that can vouch for your work promoting the arts in school.
- Examples of work, relevant to the essence of becoming an Arts Champion, that you would like to share with us (web-links acceptable).
- A letter of endorsement signed by the Headteacher and school governing body
The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October and we will be announcing the successful champions for this year in the first week of November.
If you have any queries about the Champions scheme please contact Bryony Harris.
Remember: Why should you / your school submit a member of staff to become an Arts Champion?
There are many benefits to your school if you or a colleague becomes an Arts Champion:
- Being a vital part of the National Creative Learning plan.
- Enhanced preparation for applying the new Curriculum for Wales.
- Expanding knowledge and experience of the individual teacher and hence the school.
- Bringing new ideas into the school.
- New ideas linking into school improvement plan.
- Providing in-house training for your school.
- The school will be intensely linked to the ‘Arts Champion’ community.
- Career enhancing and morale boosting for the teacher.
- Costs covered. All the above benefits are at no cost to the school.