Thursday, 23 September 2010

Creative Practitioner Opportunity

Edgar Stammers Primary School.
Harden Road,
West Midlands.

We have recently become a Creative Partnerships Enquiry School, and as part of that we are looking for a practitioner who is passionate about making literacy exciting for young people.  We are looking for a practitioner who will inspire our children and staff with new approaches to make our pupils read & write. We would also like to work with our parents to support our children’s reading.

The staff at Edgar Stammers are committed to giving the children the best education we possibly can. Through creativity and imagination we can give them opportunities they would never experience through their every day lives .We are all keen to participate in this project and the staff want to learn alongside the children .

Our enquiry questions is:
How as a whole school community can we develop our children's writing skills through original ideas and actions which will impact on the standards of all pupils?

We are planning for the practitioner to work with a year 2 & year 4 class (separately), we have planned about 12 days contact time over the school year. We are also hoping to run some CPD sessions for our staff.

The project is to start after half-term and we are planning a launch event in June 2011.

We would welcome to plan the details of contact time and frequency in close collaboration with our Creative Agent & Lead Teachers.

We are looking for an inspirational and dedicated practitioner who will help us develop the project. We are hoping to learn strategies for our teaching and learning in how to engage all our pupils better. We have left the brief deliberately open, so the practitioner can form the project with the pupils and staff.
The project budget is up to £3,000 for practitioner fee (includes travel) with a an additional small budget for materials and the launch.

We are not fixed on the practice of our practitioner but would like you to inspire us with new ideas how we can make literacy enjoyable & exciting.

So please surprise us……is it printmaking, cooking, filmmaking, poetry, knitting, ceramics, drama etc., or something we cannot even imagine-
surprise & excite us with your ideas…….we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Here the details how to apply:

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 young 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), please state clearly any technical requirements you will have.
-CV (no more than two pages)
- Two references
- Date of your CRB check
-a link to examples work or 6 images ( if applicable)
If you need to send a DVD please get in touch.

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

For the interview we will ask you to prepare a 30min activity to demonstrate your approach to collaborative working, this will be followed by questions from students & staff. We will pay an interview reimbursement fee of £50 to the unsuccessful candidates.

Deadline:  13. October 2010   5pm
Interview date:  22. October 2010

If you cannot attend the interview date please get in touch.

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

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

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