Lliswerry High School has recently been awarded the status of Lead Creative School. This is an exciting initiative run by the Arts Council of Wales, on the directive of the Welsh Government, as a means of raising the profile of the creative arts in schools across Wales. The project will involve us working with creative practitioners to raise standards in the school through a more creative teaching approach, as recommended in the Donaldson Report.
We believe the scheme will be used;
- To enrich pupils’ learning through creativity
- To engage pupils through cultural influences, locally and nationally
- To encourage pupils to consider and develop their own learning through creative experimentation
We have been successful in applying for a £16,000 grant from the Arts Council of Wales to enable specialist work with designated Key Stage 3 classes to raise standards of literacy through creative means. It looks to be an exciting year ahead.
We are currently looking for a Creative Practitioner to join us in our first year of work as a Lead Creative School. Details of the plan can be found here: creative-lead-school-plan