The Why: 

Carrington’s Vision for the Whole-School Curriculum

Our unique children deserve an inclusive, holistic curriculum that shapes them as confident, inquisitive and proud individuals. At Carrington, children know that they matter, they are important and that they bring something to this world that no-one else can.

Through purposeful, broad and rich experiences, we aim for every child to leave us with an empowered voice and a life-long passion for learning, equipped with the skills to go on and be compassionate and active citizens both locally and beyond.

We believe in an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum because children are empowered by knowing things. The specifics of what children learn matter and subject traditions are respected, providing the vital inspiration, challenge and confidence to determine their own future.

Carrington’s Vision for Art

A society’s visual culture is generated through its art, craft and design. Art enriches our lives and makes us think.  Making and talking about Art gives us a means to develop and express our ideas about ourselves and our wider world, and to consider the thoughts and viewpoints of others.

Art is experiential. Children will build skills and knowledge of a wide variety of media and techniques through a combination of repeated practise and new projects, developing their experience of how they can make a creative response to a variety of stimulus. Children will be introduced to art from a wide range of cultures and movements in Art History, learning to appreciate and critically engage with Art made both by others and themselves.

Art is both subjective and for everybody. We want all children to feel entitled and confident to develop their creativity, imagination and love of art. We believe this can have a beneficial effect on their mental wellbeing and nurture citizens who feel they can have a positive impact on the world.

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