The Northumbria Art, Craft and Design Partnership

This course prides itself on high quality school placement we provide compassionate and expert mentoring; outstanding partnerships with museums, galleries and the wider arts community; the opportunity to teach in a second subjects, thorough and proactive management and quality assurance of the programme. 

The course has been built around partnerships with primary, secondary and special schools,; museums and galleries; community groups and artists; and offers you the opportunity to gain a qualification in Secondary Art, Craft and Design Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

We will prepare you to become a highly effective practitioner, able to make a significant contribution to education and equipped to teach secondary pupils across the range of art, crafts and design specialisms. The Programme Lead has a wide and extensive range of experience both as a Curriculum Leader of Art in Schools and as a Senior Leader with a wealth of experience in Arts education in the current setting.

You will spend the majority of your time on placement at two contrasting secondary schools. Placements will run from Monday to Thursday from September through to May. Friday sessions will take place at either the Northumbria University campus, Churchill Community College or at other educational establishments, museums, galleries, studios and workshops. All locations are central to the Newcastle area and provide trainees with a wide and varied experience of Arts education throughout the North East.

Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, you will also have access to BALTIC’s extensive library and archive as well as the Library, Student Resources and Support Services through Northumbria University.

Any Questions?

Northumbria admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901 or contact Sara Foreman at Churchill Community College on 0191 2987200.

Contact Details for Applicants:

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Modules and Learning

The course has two main components: school – based placements in two contrasting schools and an arranged timetable of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials enrichment days, studio days and project days.

You will also get the chance to customise project briefs, co-design enrichment opportunities and address art, craft and design subject knowledge and skills gap. Schools experience will include a short primary placement and two longer placements that include post 16 education to explore the transition stages.

You will be assessed using a variety of strategies including written assignments, presentations and reflective professional portfolios. You will also undergo in-school assessment of your professional conduct and the planning and teaching of lessons. This assessment enables you to have the maximum impact on pupil progress and demonstrate that you meet the requirements to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aligned to the Teachers’ Standards and the Core Content Framework.