Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential

10th - 12th July 2023

About the Art Teachers Residential

The 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 seventh 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 Art Teachers Residential was developed in Partnership with the Association for Art History and is generously supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. The Residential forms a key part of the ‘Plan, Prepare, Provide’ (PPP) project which offers a unique opportunity for secondary school teachers and their schools to improve their delivery of both academic and practical art lessons. PPP encompasses an annual 3-day residential, stand-alone CPD sessions, and a targeted follow-on Postgraduate Certificate in Developing Teacher’s Research and Practice’.

Applications now open!

 To express your interest in attending the 2023 event please complete our application form.

Deadline for applications is Friday 24 March 2023, and we aim to allocate places by Friday 31 March.

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). However, you and/or your school will need to fund any cover or travel required.

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.

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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 2022's Residential here.
See the full programme and photographs from 2021's Residential here.

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