AIM@Arts – A Programme of Extended Curriculum Opportunities
Woodcroft pupils are offered an Arts programme of outstanding opportunity that extends beyond the National Curriculum. We call this AIM@Arts. This programme is described in the mission statement below:
Pupils follow an integrated curriculum with guaranteed Arts experiences and opportunities that are identified in Woodcroft Arts Charter.
How the Arts support across the curriculum is outlined is our statement of General Capabilities
AIM@Arts therefore provides opportunities for integrated Arts that go above and beyond the National Curriculum for every year group. The scope of these learning experiences is outlined below:
End of key stage Arts expectations have been outlined for each year group from Early Years through to Year 6 in the ‘Sequence of Achievement’ document. These cover Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art and both broaden and extend the National Curriculum.
For further information:
The Arts Award
Woodcroft is an accredited Arts Award Assessment Centre and offers all pupils the opportunity to complete an innovative programme of Arts education from Nursery through to Y6.
Successful Arts Award Qualifications
Woodcroft Year 6 complete their Bronze Arts Award Qualification during the summer term. Trinity College assesses the pupils’ portfolios to confirm achievement of the standard for Bronze Award. The overall evidence presented by the school is praised for its high quality. Read more here…
Click here to find out more about The Arts Award.
Engaging in Arts education provides a unique opportunity for all pupils to share and celebrate their achievements in a creative and personal way. Woodcroft provides a broad range of experiences with the support and dedication of specialist professionals to ensure all pupils are able to succeed in their education. Aim@Arts allows pupils to explore the core curriculum through creative means, and provides them unique and valuable life experiences to build their social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding.
Social, Moral and Cultural Education (SMSC)
Woodcroft’s Arts curriculum directly supports the development of pupils’ social, moral and cultural education. It also contributes to their learning about British values.
Our delivery of the The Arts Award enables Woodcroft to demonstrate that we provide a well-planned arts education that fully supports SMSC development, contributes to their British values and supporting the needs of disabled pupils for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, including those who have special educational needs.
To find out more about how our Arts curriculum benefits all pupils please click on the document link : SMSC and the Arts Award at Woodcroft
Clubs & Extra Activities the The Woodcroft AIM Clubs Academy
At Woodcroft we provide an excellent range of range of clubs to enrich and extend the curriculum. These include:
- Woodcroft Junior and Senior Choirs
- String Ensembles
- Flute Choir
- Woodcroft Orchestra
- Junior Dance Club
- Arts Award Club
- Art Club
Read the latest Woodcroft Arts News Special Issue for a summary of events and activities taking place.
Here’s what Ollie Tunmer, body percussionist and star of STOMP, had to say when he visited in his role of BBC Ten Pieces Champion to provide workshops as part of project…
Facilities & Resources
Woodcroft has outstanding facilities and resources to support The Arts. These include:
- The Woodcroft TARDIS – our 4D Immersive Suite
- Fully resourced music room
- State of the art staging, sound and lighting for productions
- Instrumental teaching suite
- Full time specialist music teacher
- Specialist dance choreographer
- Professional instrumental teachers through BEAT
- Whole class instrumental tuition
– ArtsMark Platinum School (Awarded July 2017)
– The Great Big Dance Off London Regional and National Winners 2017
– British Red Cross: Dance Make Your Move – Grand Final Winners 2017
– WINNERS – Best Music Department 2015 – Music Teacher Excellence Awards
Our committment for the future
– Pupils to attend live professional performances (minimum 1/term)
– Further develop staff confidence in teaching and leading a wide range of arts subjects
– Certify and celebrate pupil work through the Arts Award
Y3 Ukulele ConcertWoodcroft Arts Sponsors
The Woodcroft Arts programme is proudly sponsored by: