Art & Design – Subject information

At Westcott Primary School, we value art and design as a vital part of the children’s learning journey. Our curriculum allows curiosity, creativity and self-expression to develop whilst introducing them to a range of techniques, materials and artists, crafts people and designers. Our children will experiment, invent and take risks creating their own art which will allow them to explore their identity though art and design.

Supporting documents

‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’

Ofsted

‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’

Ofsted

‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’

Ofsted

‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’

Ofsted

‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’

Ofsted

‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’

Ofsted

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’

Ofsted

‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’

Ofsted

‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’

Ofsted

‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials

‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’

Ofsted

‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’

Ofsted

‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’

Ofsted

‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’

Ofsted

‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’

Ofsted

‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’

Ofsted

‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’

Ofsted

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials

‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’

Ofsted

‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’

Ofsted

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials

‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’

Ofsted

‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’

Ofsted

‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’

Ofsted