Southglade Primary school are looking for expressions of interest from creative practitioners who are interested in using drama methodologies within schools, in particular Mantle of the expert, to work in collaboration with highly skilled and experienced teachers to investigate how we embed creativity and curiosity in our schools. Our particular area of interest is exploring oracy and promoting self confidence in learning.

This year we look to embed the project within to the school curriculum. The practitioner will be expected to work across year groups from Foundation up to year 6. This may be subject to change depending on the practitioner.

Creativity Collaboratives Nottingham, led by Welbeck Primary School, is a national 3 year programme funded by Arts Council England and the Freelands Foundation. A network of 12 Nottingham city schools have developed a community of practice with an overarching research question: ‘How can we improve the way our schools nurture children’s innate creative capacities and sustain their curiosity about the world?’ The programme is providing opportunities for children, teachers and creative practitioners to work collaboratively to explore what it means to be creative in this rapidly changing world, and reflect on ‘Teaching for Creativity’ approaches. Have a look at a recent 6min film that reflects on some of the Year 2 residencies in schools.

Southglade Primary are seeking expressions of interest from Creative Practitioners for a 30 day residency during the Spring/ Summer term. Creative Practitioners will be given the opportunity to extend their practice, network with other schools and gain insights into ‘teaching for creativity’ within 2 community of practice meetings during this academic year.

Residencies this year are expected to be 30 days during the spring/summer term:
22 days delivery in school
2 half days attending the community of practice meetings
5 days for planning and reflection time with lead teacher in school
2 day preparation.
Creative practitioners in residence will be contracted by Southglade Primary School with a fee of £250 per day.  Payment Schedule to be agreed. Total Creative Practitioner fee: £7500

How to apply: Please email Emma Dowse, with some information about yourself, including examples of previous experience working in schools, and what interests you about this opportunity. The selected creative practitioner will be invited to meet Emma and will co-design the 30-day residency with the school.

You will also be required to provide a DBS certificate, or Southglade can facilitate this.

Deadline: Email by 5th November 2023.

The shortlisted creative practitioners will be notified by Wednesday 9th November 2023.

All information will be stored according to the GDPR policies of Southglade Primary and Welbeck as lead school acting on behalf of Creativity Collaboratives Nottingham.

We are particularly interested to hear from a diverse range of creative practitioners and will ensure that these opportunities are widely advertised.

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