- Mr Blackman – Head of Faculty
Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
The Creative Arts Faculty is accessible to all students. We encourage learners to develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. We believe through the wealth of creative subjects available, that all students have the opportunity attain success through personalised learning. We encourage innovation and curiosity within lessons, instilling a sense of self-belief and fulfilment. Each member of the Creative Arts Faculty is passionate about their subject and strive to activate and excite pupils interest through their experience and knowledge. We endeavour to provide new opportunities for students to reach their potential, for students to feel supported, engaged and empowered. These elements are key to maintaining the very high standards of achievement enjoyed by all subject areas within the faculty.
Whatever musical experience a student has had, the music curriculum aims to build on this with a practical course that includes singing, playing instruments and working together to create performances. It aims to be inclusive to try and inspire the next generation of musicians moving into the industry. The music curriculum will broaden students’ musical horizons, and aims to give students the skills and knowledge they need to discover new styles and pursue the musical activities of their choosing, as well as develop a love for performing.
Key Stage 3 classes study for a minimum of one lesson per fortnight, some classes are allocated one per week. Students are given the opportunity to play with a variety of new and interesting instruments. Pupils are encouraged to perform and listen to a variety of musical genres.
All students have the additional option of working with a specialist peripatetic teacher once a week to develop their skills further. The six specialist teachers range from: guitar, keyboard, woodwind, percussion, vocal or brass.
Homework is set by each faculty subject once every fortnight and often will link to the theme currently being studied within the lesson.
Homework is an important tool within the creative subject areas to aid students to build upon the skills learned within the lesson. Homework also allows students to demonstrate their ability to independently investigate personalised themes and topics.
- A willingness to express and share your views and opinions with others and work towards an agreement.
- To engage and develop curiosity in learning and strive to reach your full potential.
- The ability to work successfully as a member of a group or team.
- An ability to use language and understand images, events and icons in music, the arts and sport which have meaning in a culture.
- A respect for other’s needs, interests and feelings as well as your own.
Advice can be sought from all classroom teachers as well as Heads of Department and Faculty Head. When the Art’s County inspector visited Seaham School recently, the judgement inspector sighted that a key element to the outstanding success of the subject area was due to the excellent relationship between students and teacher.
- Mr. Blackman – Head of the Creative Arts Faculty.