• Arts Mark

About This Project

In collaboration with Curious Minds, the Williamson Art Gallery offer the Artsmark programme for schools with our learning officer, Kathy Heywood.

Curious Minds

Curious Minds

Schools are you ready to start your Artsmark Journey?

Artsmark: inspiring young people through great art and culture

Curious Minds and The Wirral Museums Service are working together to celebrate the creative opportunities that schools in the Wirral are offering their young people. We want to ensure schools feel confident that their cultural offer is up to date and that they are aware of the opportunities available to them.

Every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.

Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge. Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education, across the country. Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture.

The new Artsmark process is completely different from previous years; schools no longer need a minimum percentage of curriculum time or fulfil strict criteria. Rather than retrospectively celebrating what you have done the new process is forward looking to where you school wants to be linked to your school Improvement Plan , Artsmark currently has 4 levels, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Key messages:

  • This is forward looking strategic action research linked to the School Improvement Plan. It can help address whole school improvement as well as the Arts
  • There are NO strict criteria it is flexible and can respond to the needs and priorities of the Individual school
  • It is not about quantity but quality
  • It is a way for any school to engage with The Cultural Education Challenge
  • There is ongoing support from Curious Minds
  • It can help achieve an Outstanding Ofsted especially SMSC
  • A Head teacher or a member of SLT must attend the Development Day

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For more information contact, Kathy Heywood

Wirral Museums Learning Officer

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum Tel: 0151 666 3537

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