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The intent of delivering Art education using the CUSP curriculum at Stockbridge Village aims to provide a rich and vibrant artistic experience that nurtures creativity, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills among our pupils. Our intention is to create a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to inspire a lifelong love and appreciation for the arts whilst promoting cultural capital.

Our goal is to ensure that our pupils develop a deep understanding of art forms, techniques, and styles, whilst also exploring the cultural significance of art across different time periods and societies. Through the CUSP curriculum, we aim to foster pupils’ creativity, imagination, and self-expression, enabling them to become confident and reflective artists.


The implementation of the Art curriculum using the CUSP approach involves a carefully planned sequence of learning that encompasses a range of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital media. Lessons are structured to provide opportunities for pupils to explore different art movements, artists, and styles, as well as engage in practical, hands-on activities that develop their technical skills.

Our teaching staff are trained in delivering a curriculum that is both rigorous and inclusive, catering to the diverse needs and abilities of our pupils. We provide regular opportunities for pupils to reflect on their work, receive constructive feedback, and collaborate with their peers to further enhance their artistic skills.

Furthermore, we have established strong links with local artists, galleries, and cultural institutions to provide our pupils with real-life contexts for their learning. These external partnerships enrich the curriculum, offering pupils the chance to engage with professional artists and explore a wide range of artistic practices beyond the classroom.


The impact of implementing the Art curriculum using the CUSP approach is evident in the engagement, progress, and achievement of our pupils. Through regular formative assessment and ongoing feedback, we track the development of pupils’ artistic skills, knowledge, and understanding over time, celebrating their successes and identifying areas for further improvement.

We have observed a significant improvement in pupils’ confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills as a result of their engagement with the CUSP curriculum. Pupils demonstrate a deeper appreciation for art and its cultural significance, showing increased motivation to explore new ideas and experiment with different techniques in their own work.

Moreover, the impact of the Art curriculum extends beyond academic achievement, fostering a sense of cultural awareness, empathy, and respect for diverse artistic traditions among our pupils. By embedding the values of creativity, collaboration, and reflection in our curriculum, we aim to equip our pupils with the skills they need to succeed not just in art, but in all areas of their lives.

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