What are the principals of creating the art and design curriculum?
The key principles of the art and design curriculum are based on providing a high-quality education, which engages, inspires and challenges pupils. From my own experience, I have witnessed how not all children feel comfortable with self-expression or even have the confidence in their own ability to be creative. I am passionate about art and design and enjoy being creative at any opportunity and have seen the positive impact my enthusiasm has had on all pupils regardless of their ability. If you allow children time to develop their confidence, encourage experimentation, promote curiosity and collaboration with others as well as an opportunity to practice their skills, you can enable children to grow in confidence, develop an attitude for experimentation without fear of failing and have the ability to self evaluate their own work whilst gaining knowledge and understanding of the world around them and in time preparing them for future challenges they may face. Teaching, is in its own right a creative act, delivering and promoting a love of learning to a class of children on a daily basis, sharing knowledge, developing adventurous thinking and curiosity. According to historical England, this approach to teaching also ‘offers opportunities for teachers to develop new knowledge and skills as they enthuse their pupils and are themselves enthused by immersing themselves in the theme.’