Case study: Heathfield Primary School, Art of Learning (South Ayrshire, Scotland)
The Teacher Development Fund (TDF) aims to enable teachers and school leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and experience in order to embed learning through the arts in the primary curriculum. As part of its evaluation of the TDF pilot programme, the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) carried out case studies of four individual schools participating in this programme.
This case study focuses on the role of school leaders in using arts-based approaches to teaching and learning to extend and enhance the curriculum, to develop pupils’ executive function and to encourage creativity and collaboration.
CUREE’s full evaluation of the two-year pilot programme is available here.