Art and Design

The Subject Leader for Art is Mrs E. Edwards

Art Statement of Intent

Our aim is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in the area of Art, enabling them to know more about art and artists, remember more about art and the artists they learn about and understand how to use and apply this knowledge to impact upon their own art work more.Β  At South Hiendley, it is vital that children have the opportunities to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others.

We plan Art using the National Curriculum and the KAPOW curriculum. We enhance the curriculum using our school progression grids. Subject Progression grids are used to develop long term planning. Teachers use the long term planning, alongside KAPOW to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons which aim to ensure that children are able develop key skills using specific media. We often celebrate the importance of Art through Art specific days, where children are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the diverse range of male and female artists.


The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. The emphasis on knowledge ensures that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists that they are learning about and being inspired by. This enables links to other curriculum areas, including humanities, with children developing a considerable knowledge of individual artists as well as individual works and art movements. A similar focus on skills means that children are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture.


Children will know more, remember more and understand more about Art. This is evidenced through regular pupil voice, monitoring and looking at outcomes which are measured against our age-based progression grids. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning. The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at South Hiendley are equipped with skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.