Arts Champion Recruitment
A2 Connect, the Arts & Education Network – Central South is seeking teachers to join our team of Arts Champions for the region. We will provide funding to schools to cover the release of one of their staff members to short periods of time to promote best practice in creative arts teaching, peer to peer training, mentoring and advocating working with artists in the classroom. During their time as an Arts Champion they will be encouraged to develop their own expertise attending events training and making study visits.
Applicants may be qualified teachers or teaching assistants and must be keen to share their; creativity, skills, experience, expertise and most of all enthusiasm with other teachers and schools.
Each champion is expected to commit to the scheme for the period of at least one year, after this point their participation and ongoing engagement with the network and associated events will be encouraged and where possible funding and support provided but not guaranteed.
Why become an Arts Champion?
As well as looking outward to other schools it has made me look inwards to my own school and staff that I work with to see how I can help to develop them as well.
Larry Williams Arts Champion from Rhydypenau Primary School, Cardiff
There are many benefits to becoming an Arts Champion, including:
- Preparation of your team for the new Curriculum for Wales
- Expanding knowledge and experience
- Bringing new ideas and ways of working into your classroom and school
- Potential to link into a school improvement plan
- Providing in-house training for your colleagues
- Moral boosting & career enhancements
- All the above benefits are at no cost to your school.
If you or a colleague are interested in becoming an Arts Champion, use the link below to go to our online application form.
The closing date for applications is Monday 18 June.
If you have any queries about the Arts Champions scheme contact firstname.lastname@example.org