Friday, 18 December 2009

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Creative Partnerships Project- Landscape, Walsall

New Invention Junior School, Cannock Road,
Willenhall, WV12 5SA

We are looking for a Creative Practitioner to help us plan and develop our school garden. We are looking for a Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Outdoor practitioner etc. who will work with our design team, a class of year 5 and their teacher.

We would like to explore the following question:
“How can we use a live project to enhance our teaching and learning in school and link it to the curriculum?”

The school has acquired a piece of land which it is planning to develop into a garden. The land is currently occupied by an empty house, which we are hoping is going to come done in the spring half term.
We would like to work with a designer/landscape architect to work with us through the whole process of re-imagining and planning the new site. By then end of the project we hope to have a plan & budget which we can put to the school to be implemented. We want to use this plan to fundraise and apply for sponsorship and funding.
We can see lots of learning opportunities where we can use this project to bring the curriculum alive, but are really looking forward to hearing your ideas how we could link this to learning.

The project needs to start in January, we are hoping to start planning the week after interview.
The Project will need to happen on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, over a number of weeks.
This project will be a research project to see how we can become co-constructors in Teaching and Learning and bring new approaches to learning into the school.

Project Outline:

0.5 day Collaborative Planning in school                                       £    125.00        
14 days delivery in school @£250                                                £ 3,500.00
0.5 day Collaborative Planning &review in school               £    125.00
1 day preparation                                                                       £    200.00
Materials Budget                                                                        £    150.00
                                                                                                £ 4,100.00
The Fees are including Travel & VAT.

Selection and application:
We are looking for an exceptional creative practitioner who has:

-  An enhanced CRB disclosure (less than two years old)
- You will need public Liability up to 5million
-  An understanding of or an interest in how people learn
-  A commitment to genuine collaboration
-  An ability to reflect and communicate
-  A willingness to learn and share skills

If you are interested please send us:

- A short statement, explaining why you want to work with us ( no more than one page)
- CV (no more than two pages)
- Two references
- Date of your CRB check

Please send all documents in the old word format or PDF, no docx please.

Deadline: 17.December 2009   5pm

Interview date: 7. January 2010  from 10am

Please do not apply if you cannot attend the interview or work on the week days mentioned.

All applications to be emailed to Iris Bertz, Creative Agent:

The project is part of Change School project supported by Creative Partnerships and Black Country Creative Partnerships

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

T S Eliot Prize 2009 (opportunity for teachers and students)

T S Eliot Prize 2009

Following the great success of the T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme, the Poetry Book Society has launched a new Teachers' Prize.

For the past four years the T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme has invited secondary school students to shadow the judging panel for the T S Eliot Prize  - ‘the world’s top poetry award’.  Students have the chance to read, study and debate some of the best poetry published in the previous year.

Now, for the first time teachers can take part in the Shadowing Scheme Competition themselves, by writing a 500 word review of one of the titles which have been shortlisted for the 2009 T S Eliot Prize.

The Shadowing Scheme, run in partnership with emagazine, an A Level magazine published by the English and Media Centre, also comprises a poll to find out whom the students think should win the 2009 T S Eliot Prize and a competition for the best individual student’s rationale for their choice of winner.

A download with a biography, photo and two poems from each of the ten shortlisted titles is available from the website linked below and the Scheme closes on 17 December.

Click here to learn more.

Creativity Matters Call for Emerging Early Years Artists

You may have been aware of Creativity Matters last year

This year the project is being coordinated by St Thomas Children's Centre, Debi Keyte Hartland and is part funded by Brightspace. It is aimed at newly graduated or emerging atrists looking to specialise in Early Years creativity. Last year the focus was on visual art, however, this time we are looking to expand and reach artists working in other mediums such as music, drama and movement.

Please find attached the artists application form for the 09-10 Creativity Matters training programme.

Deadline for applications is: 18th  December 2009

For Brief  and application Form: