Slough School Projects
- Montem Primary Academy Eco Art Corridor — showcases pupils’ multimedia art displays and workshops.
- Langley Heritage Primary Academy — offers a range of recreational opportunities to extend children’s learning outside of the classroom.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Diversity in Education — provides resources to embed diversity across the curriculum.
- STEAM Toolkit
- STEM Learning – Resources, CPD, STEM Ambassadors and enrichment | STEM
- STEM Clubs | STEM
- British Science Week – a 9-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will take place between 8-17 March 2024.
- STEMETTES — an award-winning social enterprise working to inspire and support young women and non-binary people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers.
- Storytrails Slough — provides an immersive digital experience for residents to explore Slough through a new lens.
- Leanne Armstrong — author, graphic designer and illustrator.
- Emily Fellah — illustration tutorials with free printables to try in the classroom.
Support for art across the curriculum, reinforced to SLT and Governors
- Kapow Primary — offers free toolkits for 7-day subscription. Resources for teachers utilise ART (Analyse, Revise and Track) and include songs, interactive presentations and quizzes.
- Ideas Hub — provides ideas for teaching with creativity.
- Weaving Creativity into Every Strand of Your Curriculum, 20 Lessons to Weave Creativity — books dedicated to incorporating creativity in the classrooms with easy-to-follow strategies.
- Access Art Progression Plan for Primary Art
- Primary Art, Craft & Design
- Art UK Learning Resources
- Art Should Command An Important Place In Every School – Ofsted Press Release
- ‘Horrible’ disparity emerging in cultural education in schools – The Guardian
- Arts journey booklet — booklet template to track pupils’ artistic exploration.
- Arts and Outdoor Learning
- Cultural database — a searchable database for finding accessible art and cultural opportunities.
- Theatre31 — a resource pack prepared by Icon Theatre for their performing arts programme.
- Craft Learning Resources
- Craft Education
- Craft Educators Group — Facebook group dedicated to supporting educators with craft projects in the classroom. Grants access to teaching resources etc.
Royal Society of Arts
- Art-Rich Schools — a case study report detailing the strategies of schools with strong art education curriculums.
- The Cultural Learning Evidence Champions’ Handbook — a guide outlining the benefits of introducing the ‘evidence agenda’ into arts and cultural teachings and how to implement it.
The Big Draw
- Homepage — an organisation that believes in the benefit of visual literacy. Aims to make creative endeavours more accessible.
The National Literacy Trust
- Homepage — an organisation committed to streamlining schools’ literary provisions.
- The Superpower of Looking — a new initiative to support visual literacy in primary schools, taking the world of art and images as its starting point.
- Access All Week — offers some great opportunities for schools to engage with arts, culture and creativity during 19-23 June 2023.
MAKE Free Creative Resources for Teachers
- The Big Make — MAKE is Milton Keynes’ Cultural Education Partnership and as part of their The Big Make activity 2021, MAKE worked with 15 artists to create video workshops to inspire creativity in children and young people. The workshops, lasting between 5 and 15 minutes each, provide an excellent way into considering a creative task and can be used to promote well-being and team building. There is a range of FREE videos, suitable for ages 4-18.
National Art Pass
Useful databases and research/case studies
- Museum Crush
- My Learning
- Kids in Museums
- Medical Museums
- Cultural Learning Alliance
- Art History School
- Great Art Explained
- Google Art and Culture
- Virtual Museums Visit
Outdoor Learning and Wellbeing
- Learning Outside the Classroom
- The Ernest Cook Trust
- School Wellbeing Award
- RHS School Gardening Training Course
- Berkshire, Buckingham and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
- Guide to Outdoor Education and Child Development
- Learning through Creativity — this webinar with downloadable slideshows, presented by Artswork, explores the use of the arts and creativity to reinforce pupils’ mental health and well-being.
- Art and Outdoor Learning
Artists, designers and sculptors
- Tony Cragg
- Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
- CEP Document — a list of resources regarding design, sculpture and architecture.
Film, Drama and Digital Media
London/National Museums and Galleries
Non-Slough sites that offer cross-curricular programmes and resources
- Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles — delivers primary workshops linked to prehistory, science, Victorians and WW2 (historic baking, shelter-building and more). Great open-air site with a farm and its own Iron Age house.
- The Commonwealth Wargraves Commission, Maidenhead — offers a range of resources such as an activity booklet and research guides.
- Eton College Natural History Museum — offers free workshops linked to their collections: the natural world, Greeks, Tudors and more.
- LEGOLAND, Windsor — provides cross-curricular sessions and resources.
- The Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
- Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead — offers creative activities linked to art and dance. Have a remit for RBWM (Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead) schools but also connect with Slough schools.
- Reading Museum — offer learning workshops both at the Museum and virtually. They also hire out loan boxes filled with artifacts and objects to schools, including contextual information about the objects.
- The Handle Bards — Touring Shakespeare theatre company that performs for schools.
- Royal Holloway, Egham — offers various activities and resources as part of their Widening Access program.
- REME (Royal Electric and Mechanical Engineers) Museum, Chippenham — offers outreach sessions in connection to WW2 history and STEM.
- River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
- Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden — provides school trips and sessions with the Roald Dahl Museum, including live streaming sessions.
- Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham — provides free gallery visits as well as local artists’ resources to schools.
- Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology — concerned with object-based learning, they offer sessions on the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians.
- Windsor and Royal Borough Museum — offer collections, as well as online podcasts, linked to local history.
- Windsor Castle — grants school visits and resources.