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Performing Arts


Performing Arts is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. The aim of the performing arts department is to enrich pupils through creative learning and engage them in the power of the dramatic arts and music. We aim for all pupils to have exposure to the live arts, both through in-school and outside cultural experiences. We place an emphasis on learning through practice to develop dramatic and music skills to stimulate and spark a lifelong passion in the arts.

We aim to inspire in all learners an enjoyment of the subject and embed into our curriculum the essential skills required to succeed in the subject. Through developing these foundational skills, we aim to foster a positive, vibrant, creative and expressive learning environment where the development of confidence and effective collaboration is also felt and seen. Learning is delivered through topics which are stimulating, challenging and culturally reflective allowing students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Arts formed in a contemporary society and throughout the world.

We aim to develop individuals who are confident members of our society, who are aware of their own worth and value, and are able to creatively problem-solve in order to make the changes necessary in their lives for their world to be a better place. We aim to give young people the chance to explore and learn from each other and learn about themselves. We aim to provide a safe, creative and engaging learning environment where the student’s work is openly shared and valued and their contribution is valid and respected.

Teaching our curriculum topics that work towards presentation of performance builds important life skills. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, listening to others’ ideas and beliefs. This is also learnt through how to be a respectful audience or ensemble member. Socially, pupils engage every lesson with each other often in groups, understanding the way in which they should work as a team and receive feedback on how they rehearse and create together. Our Performing Arts curriculum incorporates music can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident communicators and able to think creatively.

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