Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (Ksent)
Valuing Voices: Arts Leadership to Empower Pupils' Communication
- Grant amount: £149,919 over 24 months
- Fund: Teacher Development Fund
- Date awarded: 2018/19
- Location: South East
Valuing Voices targets continuing professional development and learning (CPDL) for primary arts teachers and school leaders. Ksent will work in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University and arts practitioners from Confidance, Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company and Turner Contemporary. Through exploring dance, drama and visual arts, teachers and arts practitioners will collaborate, co-learn and co-construct the curriculum, to benefit schools, arts practitioners and pupils with profound and multiple disabilities. Valuing Voices aims to empower primary practitioners as arts leaders in their schools, to be confident, innovative and creative. The initiative seeks to build a sustainable model of CPDL and to impact the wider network of schools within the Trust.