Art and Design
At Cuerden Church School, we aim to provide an art and design education which allows all our pupils to flourish in an environment where they feel valued and have the courage to share their creativity with others. Our curriculum has been designed to support our pupils on their journey through school by supporting them at every step to become confident artists, crafters and designers. Our pupils are taught how to respond to the work of their peers and as a result, are able to discuss the work of others in a caring and respectful manner.
We follow a skills and knowledge based curriculum which has been intentionally designed to allow pupils the chance to revisit and deepen their understanding year on year. We aim to instil a love of art, craft and design through an exciting curriculum which inspires and challenges our pupils to create their own works of high-quality art. They are taught in an environment where it is safe to make mistakes and where they are encouraged to develop their resilience when exploring different techniques. We aim to ensure that our pupils have the confidence to express themselves in a creative and imaginative manner when responding to artwork, ideas and experiences. We wish to set the foundations for a lasting love of learning in art and design and therefore provide our pupils with ample opportunities at each stage of their development to explore different styles, artists and techniques, inspiring them to have trust in their own methods and styles which are nurtured by high-quality teaching of art and design.