The school is committed in the development of specialisation in the Arts as a medium for developing pupils’ communication, social and independence skills and building their self -confidence and self-esteem. It is through this aspect of the curriculum that inclusion in the widest sense is achieved. The Arts provides fantastic opportunities for pupils to further develop their social, cultural, spiritual and moral awareness.
The Arts permeates the whole school and all pupils have wonderful opportunities and experiences that underpin all curriculum areas:
- Techniques that are often seen in the Drama studio are employed across the school to aid learning and broaden understanding. Pupils are encouraged to use role play, hot-seating and tableau picture to expand and reinforce classroom-based learning.
- Art is often used as a way of reflection and a means of interpretation for difficult topics. Having, using and creating visual stimuli is extremely beneficial for pupils who have language difficulties, as Art allows them to express themselves freely without word.
- Sound and Music are used as very powerful tools across the curriculum. They enhance pupil receptiveness, and can provoke discussions and promote emotions in difficult subject areas.