- Getting ready for the new AoLE for Expressive Arts
- Identifying the important changes - what is the same and what is different about the new and old curriculum?
- Unpicking and understanding the language of the new curriculum
- Identifying the key knowledge and skills and making links to the four purposes
- Identifying effective approaches in Expressive Arts teaching
- Developing an action plan for implementing change back in school
What people say about the New Expressive Arts AoLE course...
"Interactive with great strategies shared - made the documentation easier to follow! Diolch Very useful to plan topic with others." Course delegate Oct 2019
"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I'm excited to start using the new curriculum - especially after today as I feel much more reassured. Brilliantly delivered, great rapport between the speakers!" Course delegate Oct 2019
"A very inspiring course. Lots of fab ideas of which to take back to school and se within my planning and delivery of the new curriculum." Course delegate Oct 2019
Course Presenters: Huw Duggan, David Powell; Upbeat Music and Arts
LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT - Huw is passionate about learning, coaching and facilitation. He advocates an ASK not TELL approach to training. His sessions are engaging, interactive and generally involve lots of post it notes! His areas of expertise are: Teaching and Learning; Developing Pedagogy; Independent and interdependent learning; and of course, ‘closing the achievement gap’. Huw also coaches school leaders and leadership teams.
Huw Duggan has worked in a range of roles, in a number of local authorities, and countries. His fascination with education and learning began when he was diagnosed as dyslexic at university, which steered him on his career in to education. This career path began as a learning support assistant in a difficult inner-city school in Leeds, before becoming a qualified teacher, and successful school leader. Eventually he was drawn back to Wales, on secondment, to support the Central South Consortium’s vision of a school led system. Huw is currently educational director of the ‘Right Learning Company’ based in South Wales. He was a Fast Track teacher and one of the youngest deputies to achieve NPQH at 28. Huw ran a cohort 1 teaching school in Oldham where he was responsible for 900 NQTs across the LA; ran Oldham’s teaching pool; facilitated school to school support and developed a highly successful school direct programme with Huddersfield University. As a Strategic Advisor for Central South Consortium, Huw was responsible for effectively developing and communicating the region’s strategy designed to close the achievement gap. As well as challenging and supporting schools in 5 LA’s regarding the performance of FSM pupils and the impact of the Pupil Development Grant. Huw has also worked with OLEVI International as a facilitator and Quality Assurance consultant. Huw Duggan is a qualified Estyn Inspector for the primary sector.
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David Powell; Upbeat Music and Arts
MUSIC - David Powell studied percussion and drum kit at Leeds College of Music followed by a post graduate course at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, Goldsmith’s College London. On leaving college, David Powell joined the critically acclaimed 50’s R & B band ‘The Big Town Playboys’ touring Britain and Europe and performing alongside Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton.
His teaching career started as an LA peripatetic teacher in 1989 which led to primary classroom teaching before joining the Gwent Music Service as Assistant Head in 2000. After a very productive and successful period in this role, David realised his passion for inclusivity and access by forming ‘Upbeat Music and Arts’ in 2013 to provide projects, workshops and regular tuition for whole classes of children focussing on high class delivery whilst not losing sight of educating the whole child. Upbeat has a team possessing a wealth of talented and experienced teachers and facilitators and is developing a portfolio that inspires, invigorates and challenges pupils. Upbeat has built a reputation for excellent quality, child centred delivery through their constantly evolving portfolio viewable at www.upbeatmusicandarts.co.uk/what-we-do
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