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Lead Creative School

Lead Creative Schools

Ysgolion Creadigol Arweiniol

We are delighted to have been selected as a Lead Creative School by the Arts Council for Wales. The Lead Creative School Scheme aims to create new ways of working, with innovative and bespoke programmes of learning designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

The Lead Creative School Scheme works with selected schools by providing creative people, skills and resources that are needed to help us to address our development priorities.

The scheme uses well-developed teaching and learning techniques that are specifically designed to be practical and relevant to real-life curriculum demands. These techniques are informed by extensive research from around the world into what makes a high-performing school.

Lead Creative Schools nurture and develop the creativity of learners so that they achieve their potential, grow as well-rounded individuals prepared with skills for life.

We want to make sure that in a rapidly changing world, our children are able to meet the needs of the economy and to thrive within the increasingly competitive environment of day-to-day life.

The Lead Creative Schools Scheme allows Undy Primary School to enter into a long-term programme that aims to support us to:

  • work with Creative Practitioners in our classrooms to transform teaching and learning;
  • devise and implement a project of work linked to our school development priorities;
  • find creative approaches to improving literacy, numeracy and attainment, and to reduce the attainment gap between those eligible for Free School Meals (eFSM) and their peers;
  • embed changes in teaching practice leading to sustainable impact;
  • put the arts and creativity at the heart of school life; and 
  • be recognised for our commitment to improvement through creative teaching and learning and the arts.

Funding for Lead Creative Schools comes from a £20 million budget allocated to support the implementation of Creative learning through the arts between 2015 and 2020. In total, £10 million from Welsh Government has been allocated to match £10 million in Lottery funding from Arts Council of Wales.