22 October 2017

Lead Creative School Artist Opportunities.

Cardiff West Community High School

Opportunity for Radio / Broadcast Practitioners at Cardiff West Community High School! Short window to apply!!!

“What you say matters”
Cardiff West Community High School would like to create a project focusing on oracy through the establishment of a school radio station.

Cardiff West Community High School is a new high school that is in its first year of delivery. We are ambitious for our pupils and would like to widen their horizons, connect them to the wider world and build their confidence through the power of words. We think radio would be a great way to counter-act society’s obsession with image and bring us back to words and ideas. For our school, radio would be a great way for pupils to have a voice, connect to our local community and our creative partners, and step up as leaders within the school community.

We plan to work with a cohort of More Able and Talented learners drawn from Years 7, 8 & 9.

Deadline for applications is Monday 6th November.

Find out the details of the Cardiff Community High School Creative learning project here

Willows High School, Cardiff

The focus is on the national priority of raising attainment in literacy. Within the school improvement plan, we’re choosing to focus on improving standards and outcomes in literacy (especially creative and extended writing and oracy). We will be working with a year 8 group of up to 30 students aged 12/ 13; boys and girls, top set for English Language.

We are going to set up our own TV Channel on a digital platform such as YouTube. We want to work with multiple Creative Practitioners to ensure we engage all members of the class.

For further information, please contact Karen Dell’Armi, Creative Agent, on: karendellarmijewellery@gmail.com.

Please submit your applications electronically to karendellarmijewellery@gmail.com  Deadline for applications: 3rd November 2017

Find out the details of the Willows High School Creative learning project here

Tredegarville CW Primary School, Cardiff

Year 3 pupils from January – March 2018 on Thursday or Friday mornings

We are an inner-city, multi-cultural school in the centre of Cardiff. Our children come from all over the world and speak over forty languages. We are seeking a creative practitioner/s to develop a story-telling project (this might be through the medium of voice, theatre, movement or puppetry). Our project aims are to:

  • Inspire a love of story
  • Develop and stimulate children’s oracy skills
  • Explore identity in Wales
  • Build confidence and independence

To apply, please send CV and application letter to Carole Blade, Creative Agent at: caroleblade@gmail.com

Closing Date: Friday 10th November – 12pm

Interview Date: Thursday 16th November (afternoon)

Find out the details of the Tredegarville Primary Creative learning project here.

Storytelling | Art | Literacy Project at Oakfield Primary School St Mellow Cardiff.

We are looking for a storyteller (two full days) and a landscape/ landmark artist (weekly-Wednesdays and Thursdays) to develop and carry out a creative project with two Year 2 classes between January and March 2018.

Our topic is “All Aboard” focusing on Cardiff. We will be visiting castles (either Cardiff or Castell Coch.) We would like our creative practitioners to inspire us to write for lots of different purposes and genres and encourage us to talk about our work.

The school would like to measure the impact of the project on literacy attainment, particularly in writing, oracy and engagement.

To apply, please send CV and application letter to Antonia Doyle (Antonia.doyle@oakfieldprm.cardiff.sch.uk)

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th November

Interview Date: Friday 17th November (afternoon)

Find out the details of the Oakfield Primary Creative learning project here.

Tondu Primary, Ffaldau Primary and Tynyrheol Primary

Our three schools – Tondu Primary, Ffaldau Primary and Tynyrheol Primary – are looking for a creative ICT practitioner to work with our Yr 3 pupils on a numeracy project.

Our MAT Yr 3 pupils lack confidence and maturity and have narrow horizons. Using ICT, can we encourage healthy lifestyles and improve numeracy skills while helping them grow as independent learners?

We would like to

  • Broaden their understanding of other cultures and peoples
  • Build confidence in working independently
  • Encourage healthy eating/lifestyles

We would like to use ICT/gaming/coding to link the children across the three schools and get them using numeracy in a fun way. An umbrella theme around global foods/healthy eating/cooking would enable them to get hands on with their ideas, too.

This would suit a creative practitioner with lots of flexibility and digital know-how who can teach coding or enable children to create games.

Find out the details of the Tondu Primary, Ffaldau Primary and Tynyrheol Primary Creative learning project here.

St Margaret’s Roman Catholic Primary School

St Margaret’s Roman Catholic Primary School is looking for one or two creative practitioners to work with Yr 3 pupils, using outdoor space and storytelling to build literacy skills, confidence and independent learning.

Our children are 43% eFSM and, on the whole, have a limited range of opportunities to experience the world outside their home town. Ideally, we would like to create a reusable storytelling structure in our lovely green grounds and use it to broaden the experiences of our children helping them to develop resilience and persistence in their learning and encouraging their imaginations.

This would suit a 3D artist and a storyteller – or someone who can combine both skills.

Find out the details of St Margaret’s Roman Catholic Primary Schools Creative learning project here.

Bryntirion Comprehensive School, Bridgend

Year 8 pupils from January – March 2018.

We are looking to explore imaginative strategies to develop pupil confidence in debating, oral feedback and critical reflection. We are also keen to explore methods of pupil engagement in learning through interdisciplinary practice with a particular focus on history, english, art and performance. Our initial thoughts have brought us to the theme of ‘Welsh heroes’ and mobile museums. While there are no fixed ideas about the outputs of the project, there is an interest in delivering a debate in a performative context which would make it fun for pupils. The creation of a cabinet of curiosities might serve as a resource/legacy for future use in the history, english and drama department. We would like to emphasise we are open to other ideas and suggestions which respond to the focus of the brief.    


Closing date for applications is noon, November 3rd

Please contact Heather Parnell, Creative Agent; heather.w.parnell@gmail.com / tel; 07795554515 for further information.

Find out the details of Bryntirion Comprehensive Schools Creative learning project here.



Tonypandy Community College & Penygraig Junior School

Tonypandy, CF40

The project will run from January 2018 – end of March 2018.

Two seperate schools in Tonypandy are looking to inspire work across two year-groups.  The children need help to overcome their difficulties with Reasoning – as applied to Numeracy.  The young people struggle with the language and the approach to answering questions that require strategic thinking and problem solving skills.  

We want to design two projects that have some of the elements of the ‘Crystal Maze’ or ‘The Apprentice’ format  – a quest, adventure or challenge that engages the participants through different practical/physical task based modules/art forms.

We think that the children would work best through a variety of achievable practical /physical bite-sized tasks that address in some way the following areas of mathematics reasoning

We would love to hear from Creative Practitioners who may bring some of the following  (or may collaborate with another practitioner who might): 3D Artists/ Visual Artists/ Sculptors/ Landscapers/ Designers/ Engineers/Gardeners/ Photographers/ Scenic Artists/ Large scale prop or puppet makers/ Book Designers / Sports Enthusiasts/


Louise Osborn – louise.osborn@icloud.com

Find out the details of Tonypandy Community College & Penygraig Junior School Creative learning project here.


Pencaerau Primary school

Year 4 pupils

The project will take place between January – March 2016 with reflection and evaluation taking place early in the summer term in April.

This is Pencaerau’s first year as a Lead creative school and they are focusing on Year 4 pupils and improving maths reasoning. The plan is to work with the whole class but will also be focusing on pupils who struggle to understand the connection between how maths reasoning questions are posed and their knowledge of various maths concepts. They are looking for a visual artist designer or architect with good designing and making skills. Applications from individual practitioners or teams with an approach or idea which resonates with the aims of the project are very welcome.

Closing date for applications. Wednesday 25 October

LCS Creative Agent, Heather Parnell


Find out the details of Pencaerau’s Creative learning project here.

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