Art and Design adds quality and challenge to our lives. At Oakley, it enables pupils to question and reflect on their thoughts, feelings and values; helping pupils to develop a greater respect and have compassion for the views and values of others. Art and Design provides opportunities to explore different forms of expression, appreciate our diverse cultural heritage, and gain a sense of personal identity, and to be creative. Creative skills and the ability to innovate are increasingly important in the changing and uncertain economy of the future.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
We offer a rich and varied range of teaching approaches to achieve these ends, always striving to challenge every one of our pupils to make the maximum progress regardless of their starting point, with an understanding that different levels of support may be required to help them achieve their goals.