We are very proud to have been designated an Artsmark Platinum school in recognition of our focus on high quality arts provision for all students at Thomas Tallis School.
The panel has made the following comment about our case study:
Thomas Tallis School has a strong track record of mobilising the arts and creativity to enhance learning for pupils. This comes through clearly in the case study where a range of new developments, notably a student advisory council, link strongly to existing partnerships with arts organisations. The school is building on very strong foundations. The commitment to CPD, and in particular, fostering engagement with research (24 teachers over the past 2 years participating in practice based research) is impressive and clearly enriches the school. The increasing visibility for the Tallis Habits model and the school's ongoing advocacy for the ethos of students 'becoming artists' is also noteworthy.
We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.
Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.
That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.
Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this.
Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture. Any school setting can apply.
Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.
As a Platinum Artsmark school Arts Council England celebrates our commitment to arts and cultural education at a governing body level, the opportunities established across our provision and the leadership we are demonstrating in this area. Our children and young people are offered equal opportunity to influence, lead, experience and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities across a broad range of media and we are able to contribute to development opportunities in these areas for both our own staff and others. We have strong partnerships with arts and cultural organisations and can evidence the positive impact of this collaboration. Our children and young people have an opportunity to continually develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and we are working to further develop the leadership role we have established.