University of Winchester Academy Trust

Arts Council Award

Earlier this term, we were extremely lucky to be one of only 8 groups across the country to successfully bid in partnership with Arts Council England.  Over three years, the project aims to trial varied methods of teaching that help children and young people to develop their creative capabilities to enrich their life chances by developing them into creative and confident problem solvers.

In collaboration with the University of Winchester, the programme will be rolled out beginning with a launch conference in January and eight partner schools. This will expand to twelve schools by the end of the project. 

The network will grow creativity collaboratives through several different pathways starting primarily in schools with specially designated Creativity Champions working alongside teachers and developing practice in classrooms.  Teachers and leaders will be assisted through a range of development days, school to school support, teacher research groups and opportunities to network, share and discuss best practice.

Additionally, we will have the support of some incredible advisors who will work alongside us; Winchester Science Centre, 64 Million Artists, LEGO Foundation, The Centre for Real World Learning and the OECD to name but a few.

Staff from UWinAT are delighted to be working closely with Professor Paul Sowden and colleagues from the University of Winchester on this nationally acclaimed project.