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Intent statement

At the Mandeville School we believe that quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative knowledge and technical understanding.

Our Art curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop their skills in using a variety of materials and medias. Students learn the formal elements in art, line, tone, texture, shape, pattern and colour, Mandeville Artists draw on a long history from the world of Art, sculpture, textiles and architecture from the past to the present. In textiles we specialise in the culture and visual history of textiles, exploring fabrics and where they come from, how they have evolved through time.

Students who study art at Mandeville become critical thinkers and confident creative explorers. Our schemes of work allow students to think differently, open up and think beyond what we already know enabling them to problem solve and be creative and flourish into young artists.

Links to the whole-school curriculum

Our Curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all to experience life to the full.

The Art curriculum is aligned to the whole school Curriculum. The Art curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all the experience life to the full. In the Art department we maintain the Mandeville School Curriculum Principles:

A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history and experiences.

Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year Key Stage 3 provide grounding for success in Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and beyond.

Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing so as to have the information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.

Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean students study a broad range of subjects in Key Stage 3 and have a variety of routes through Key Stage 4 and 5 which are challenging and aspirational.

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