The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Art & Design Curriculum

In art, we aim for all of our children to see themselves as artists and designers.  We endeavour to inspire a sense of curiosity in our children and develop their enthusiasm for art and design, recognising that the skills, knowledge and creativity they learn through art and design can be used to have a positive impact on God’s world around them.


Art and Design Statement of Implementation:

We follow the National Programme of Study for art and design 2014.  We teach The National Curriculum through these vehicles:

  • Inclusion through teaching for mastery – ensures our children cover the same content through a mastery approach, enabling all children to achieve their true potential through careful support and scaffolding. 
  • Metacognitive and retrieval opportunities – enables our learner to embed knowledge to become ‘understanding’ and to apply methods of transferring knowledge from children’s working memory to their long term memory. 
  • Oracy, vocabulary and reading for pleasure – are built across the curriculum to aid metacognition and teaching for mastery. (Appendix 1 – progression of vocabulary document for art and design)
  • Catholic Social Teaching – helping our children be givers rather than takers of society.
  • Growth mind-set – helping the children be the very best they can be with high aspirations for themselves and others. This gives them a better awareness of how they learn, the emotions linked to this and the transferable learning skills needed to reach their potential. 
  • Restorative practice – helps our children to develop stronger relationships, and become problem solvers within these so that they are resilient to overcome adversity within their lives. 
  • Extracurricular opportunities – provides a wide range of addition experiences for the children to inspire them within their learning. This also enables us to seek out and develop the talents in every child (cross-curricular opportunities, trips, galleries, festivals, clubs, assemblies, chaplaincy, production and displays).


Read our  Art and Design Subject Vision and Intent Curriculum report 2020 in full.


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