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For School
Development

At SPAEDA, we are dedicated to empowering arts educators through a comprehensive range of professional development opportunities.

 

Our initiatives aim to enhance skills, inspire, motivate and foster well-being for teachers and pupils.

We offer support for education settings at any stage of their journey to unlock creativity for staff and learners. 

Upcoming Training and Events

  • Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    25 Jun 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Art and Design skills-building ideas, approaches and techniques for fostering children's expression and communication. For KS1-2 Art Subject Teachers.
  • Creative Leaders Network
    Creative Leaders Network
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Creative Leaders Network
    27 Jun 2024, 16:00 – 18:00
    Online Network Meeting
    Inviting SENCOs and those working within SEND settings in Somerset to share and develop creative approaches to support their learners.
  • The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    Tue, 09 Jul
    The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    09 Jul 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Art and Design skills-building ideas, approaches, and techniques for cultivating a dynamic learning environment that encourages students' creativity and skill development in Art and Design.
  • Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    Tue, 30 Jul
    Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    30 Jul 2024, 10:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    Learn how to source, store and work with Willow in 3 dimensions, developing skills that can be adapted for your classroom, forest school and garden.
  • Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    Fri, 02 Aug
    Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    02 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 17:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    In this workshop you'll gain an understanding of the Japanese art of Raku and learn this pottery technique firsthand, led by Andy Glass.
  • Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    Sat, 03 Aug
    Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    03 Aug 2024, 10:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    Produce a selection of fibre and cordage samples and learn about times to gather, process and store your wild fibres. You will be introduced to looping and weaving techniques using your cordage.
  • SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    Thu, 10 Oct
    SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    10 Oct 2024, 16:30 – 18:00
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    SWITCHBOOK is an innovative collaboration, bringing together art educators from across Somerset, working side-by-side on a continuous sketchbook journey.
  • Role of the Art Coordinator
    Role of the Art Coordinator
    Tue, 12 Nov
    Role of the Art Coordinator
    12 Nov 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Best Practice, Planning, Progression and Assessment for KS 1-2
Role of the Art Coordinator Training

Designed for those with a responsibility for leading or teaching art and design at Key Stage 1 or 2, our one-day courses include practical, hands-on ideas for classroom art activities and will equip you with understanding and approaches to successfully lead the art and design curriculum in your school.

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INSET and Whole Staff Team Training

Improve staff retention and increase confidence to deliver art and design in schools with our INSET and whole staff team sessions. Whatever phase of education, our experienced artist teachers help you explore a chosen aspect of the curriculum.

Choose from whole day, half day or after school sessions.

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Sketchbooks for Learning

Learn about our professional development programme, SWITCHBOOK, and it's growing creative community!

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Online Teaching Resources

Use our online teaching resources across the curriculum with all learners.  

 

Each resource includes curriculum links; engaging practical activities designed and led by artists; full instructions and a list of everything you need to deliver these with your students.

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