Summerfield School

Artsmark Award 2022 - 2024


In order to achieve the Artsmark Award, we had to develop our arts and culture provision to embed a broad and balanced curriculum. This was achieved by creating an overall plan that was committed to and delivered across the whole school.

Feedback from our Artsmark Journey Assessment:

'It is positive to read that during your Artsmark journey you have established key links between the Arts and Wellbeing, supporting pupils to have full excess to art, music, drama and sport throughout every day and achieving the Wellbeing Award. You have also worked with specialists in music, art, drama, dance and sport, which has supported teachers CPD and levels of competency as well as inspiring pupils. Staff worked creatively and established links within the wider community, resulting in improved connections with companies and individuals donating resources to support all aspects of the Arts. As things started to return to normality, you have been able to reinstate visitors, trips and visits and welcome back specialists into school including a new Headteacher, Art Coordinator, teachers, and support staff. Your end of year performance for Year 6s sound like a truly collaborative experience for pupils and the wider school community, bringing together all element of the arts including, acting, singing and dancing, creating the props, backdrops and even light sequences throughout the performance. Pupils have had the opportunity to perform and celebrate their talents, singing at Campbell Park for Prince William as part of 'The Fight Against Hate' campaign, and also designing and creating posters and signs to support the campaign. You have identified appropriate areas of development in your Statement of Impact, and as you continue on your Artsmark journey, you may wish to consider how to collate measurable effects, perhaps through a bank of case studies. You may also want to further develop your partnership with your local music hub, which can support teacher CPD and development of your school music education plan.'

Congratulations on your Artsmark Silver Award!