Arts at The Sweyne Park School – vision and quality
The Sweyne Park School is strongly committed to providing our pupils and students with a range of opportunities to develop:
- enjoyment and appreciation of the arts leading to profound insights into the concepts of beauty and truth
- confidence through engagement with performance
- an understanding of the value of persistence in practice
- ability to apply a creative process to devise original pieces
- skill in working successfully in a range of groups
- a desire to share artworks
- analytical skills to critically and constructively review the artworks of others to inform future learning
- a capacity for leadership.
We have a tradition of creating opportunities for our young people throughout the principle art forms of dance, drama, music and the visual arts. This takes many forms, including teaching outstanding lessons, working with professional artists, visiting exhibitions and productions both in the UK and abroad, and nurturing talent through linking with external organisations. The school also challenges pupils and students to share artworks publicly through the display of visual art to help provide an inspiring environment and through a range of performances.
The arts have a critical position in challenging thinking around many fundamental issues facing the future direction of modern Britain. Whilst recognising creative freedom, it is vital that this is framed around the underlying school values of respect and responsibility. In modelling this, the school has an inclusive approach to enable all pupils to access the arts in line with the school’s Inclusion Policy..