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Art and Design


At Rosehill School, we recognise the importance that creative arts have in the life of all pupils. We combine the subjects of Art, Music, Dance, Movement and Drama to form a comprehensive and exciting approach to developing all pupils’ creativity that builds on their strengths and interests. Our purpose built facilities and resources in the central school include a large, multi-purpose Art Studio and a newly developed Movement and Dance Studio with mirrored walls. Creative Arts takes on a very multi-sensory approach, particularly for pupils with either sensory impairments.



At Rosehill School, art is a powerful and very individual communication tool for our pupils. Through artistic media, pupils express their understanding of the world around them and their own internal world. Individual responses and diversity are celebrated, as there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to create a piece of work. Pupils can gain confidence and a feeling of self-worth. A child's work, be it a drawing or a junk model stands as a unique form of communication. For some pupils, sensory exploration and development will be the most important criteria.



At Rosehill, art is taught in a cross-curricular way to make the lessons meaningful to the children. They learn about the topics by exploring their senses and presenting what it means to them creatively. Art in the Heart is another art experience which is used to introduce topics or when there is a special day i.e. Cultural Diversity Day.  


Every year, the pupils, classes and the whole school take part in arts projects. These projects include internal school projects, also local competitions, and art programs. These projects are a way for pupils to participate in different experiences through local exhibitions and working with artists. The work, which is created through these different projects, are displayed around the school, which gives the pupils a sense of pride. During school performance, pupils will help to create props and scenery.


Within our art studio, we have created an environment where the pupils feel inspired and excited to explore and develop a range of new art skills. They work using a range of media including clay, plaster and mosaics. In using stimuli creatively, we have enhanced many areas of the curriculum. Artwork is regularly displayed throughout the school and has become an important element of our natural environment. We are currently working towards the ArtsMark Award.

    Art and Design Long-Term Plans

    Further Information and Evidence of Impact

    For further information regarding our Art Curriculum, please contact:

    Sarah Bailey s.bailey@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk

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