Art

Art

ETHOS

The Art & Design Department at RBAI aims to provide an effective learning environment that is both welcoming and stimulating and that offers a wide range of activities and experiences. It strives to contribute to the cultural, creative, moral, social, intellectual and individual development of its pupils and celebrates success as well as personal achievement. Pupils are valued as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their personal best whatever their ability.

Pupil work is on display within the department and regularly within the wider school community; for example, Christchurch, the school cafeteria, the entrance to the common hall etc. This work aims to encompass a range of age groups, abilities and processes / materials and is, where appropriate, referred to as exemplar material.

The department works primarily on the basis of strong teamwork. Emphasis is placed on the positive and the department encourages an atmosphere of openness and fairness. Partnership is very much encouraged with both parents and pupils and good lines of communication exist between home and school through a variety of channels.

AIMS

  • To develop each pupil to his maximum artistic potential and to stimulate him to enjoy the attainment of artistic knowledge, understanding and skill
  • To provide each pupil with the requisite knowledge and skills to enjoy examination success in Art and Design and for everyday life
  • To provide and promote the conditions in which every pupil can develop as an individual
  • To prepare pupils to become responsible and active members of society with an understanding of the relevance of Art and Design in today’s world and in a wider historical context
  • To promote environmental responsibility in relation to Art & Design by encouraging recycling of materials and by promoting an awareness of materials that are potentially damaging to the environment
  • To develop a close and mutually supportive relationship between home and school

VISION & DEVELOPMENT

A departmental development plan is reviewed on an annual basis in line with the Principal and school policy / SDP. 

RESULTS 2012 

 

RBAI

% GRADE A -C

NI AVERAGE

% GRADE A - C

GCSE

89.5%

74.4%

AS

100%

82.5%

A2

100%

86.8%

STAFFING

Staffing within the Art department is as follows:

1 x full time                                           Ms Jeanie Kelly ( JEK - HOD )

1 x full time                                          Mrs Shauna Monteith ( SM ) 

1 x part time                                        Mrs Linda Sturgess ( LS )

1 x part time                                        Miss Lauren Woods ( LRW )

1 x part time technician                  Mr Daniel Mackinnon ( 8 hours per week / term time only)

ACCOMMODATION

The Art department is adjacent to the 6th form centre and consists of the following accommodation:

1 x display foyer

1 x department office

3 x studios

2 x project store

1 x kiln room / ceramics workroom

1 x materials / paper store

RESOURCES

The Art department is well resourced in terms of practical equipment / materials and historical / critical referencing.
 The department is resourced for the following areas of practice: 
  • Graphic Media / Painting
  • Ceramics  -  3 frontloading kilns with appropriate extraction
  • 3D construction
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Digital photography – the department has 6 Canon digital cameras
  • ICT – the department has a range of Apple computers all installed with Photoshop and has a range of scanning and printing facilities
  • Each classroom is fitted with an interactive whiteboard

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