Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential

12 - 14 July 2021

About Plan, Prepare, Provide

The Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential offers a unique opportunity for teachers and their schools to improve their delivery of both academic and practical art lessons. Now in its fifth year, this FREE two and a half day residential course at the University of Leeds provides critical advice, insight and experience from current art and art history teachers, academics and arts professionals.

Participating in the Art Teachers Residential enables teachers to:
engage with pro-active ways to develop your teaching and artistic practice
• build networks, and share ideas and experiences with peers
• improve delivery and results on the written element of the Art A Level
• develop new ideas for planning
integrate ideas from art by past and contemporary artists into art lessons with confidence

The Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential was developed in partnership by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and the Association for Art History, and is now kindly supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Plan, Prepare, Provide: Online

Physical delivery of our 2020 Residential was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, during such challenging and uncertain times, The Plan, Prepare, Provide (PPP) Team were keen to keep in touch with our brilliant network of PPP alumni and 2020 applicants, so all were invited to participate in a suite of online activity delivered over the three evenings the physical residential was due to take place on campus.

We would like to thank all our participants and facilitators for three fantastic evenings of learning, making, discussing, and reflecting.

Feedback from PPP: Online participants includes:

Wow. This was brilliant. Thank you so much for putting this all online. I have so many ideas and am feeling thoroughly supported and re-energised ready to plan over Summer! 🙂 ​”
“Just highly, highly recommended for ALL art teachers! “​
“Detailed sessions, enthusiastic teachers, very open, very generous with their knowledge and resources. I feel really fired up and ready to incorporate lots of these ideas in my ever changing and expanding schemes of work for September! Thank you so much for this opportunity. ​

We do hope to welcome our 2021 delegates to our usual venue in the School of Fine Art, History Art and Cultural Studies in July, but this will of course be subject to the current Government and University of Leeds guidance. Please watch this space for updates, or contact Sarah Harvey Richardson

Express your interest!

If you are interested in attending the Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential please email Sarah Harvey Richardson

We welcome applications from all levels of teachers, but please note the Residential’s programme focuses on the secondary curriculum and A Level exam specifications.

The Residential is free of charge (including all refreshments and accommodation, funded by the Paul Mellon Centre and supported by the University of Leeds).

***Please note that places on the residential are limited, and applications received for the postponed 2020 Residential will be prioritised***
If the event is oversubscribed, we will apply the following sequence of broad criteria to prioritise the applications: not a current PGCE student/trainee teacher; teaching at a state or academy school; teaching at secondary level; located in Yorkshire, North East, North West or the Midlands; quality of the applicant’s statement of need and potential benefit. Unsuccessful applicants will be added to the waiting list, and contacted if/when places may become available.

Find out more here:

Find out how your participation in Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential can lead to a postgraduate qualification.
See the full programme and photographs from 2019's Residential here.

For any queries please contact Sarah Harvey Richardson:

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