I-PATH for Mainstream Schools
Working together with Primary Schools and Secondary Schools in the UK; and Elementary Schools and High Schools in the USA and Australia; we have designed a raft of services and programmes for schools to integrate creativity and innovation to the school curriculum and environment.
Personal Best Programme
We have evaluated modern and traditional pedagogies, and explored different theories for integrating the arts into curriculums that can enhance academic achievement and engagement; with that in mind we have developed the Personal Best Programme.
The Personal Best Programme has been created to be developmental and progressive through the key stages, providing an additional complimentary qualification; whilst providing a good framework for schools for other formal qualifications in the performing arts. Here, the programme supports children to learn new methods of doing and ways to express themselves in keeping with the values of responsible global citizenship. Through the universal language of the arts the Personal Best Programme seeks to develop: 1. Self-Worth and Self-Awareness, 2. Communication Skills, 3. Positive Psychology, 4. Healthy Physiology, 5. Perseverance and Resilience. This is achieved through immersing students into a whole range of Performing Arts and Creative Arts subjects and integration of cross curricular links that can utilise creative pedagogies; specifically: Drama, Dance, Art, Debating, Role Play, Singing, Digital Creativity, Public Speaking, and several other avenues.
Arts Integration into the Curriculum and Arts Mark
We have a financial strategy plan to help assist schools in paying for one of our Arts Integrators to work with your school for one day a week. In some cases, we can run a tailored programme with one of our arts integrators for free, especially when partnered with some of our other services. Arts Integration can be fulfilled through either consultation and observation by one of our consultants; or through the use of an Arts Integrator based in the school helping with the reorientation of the school’s curriculum to spark creativity, and supporting school productions.
We can also assist schools in gaining their Arts Mark Award by the Arts Council England.
CPD for Schools
We offer a range of Continuing Professional Development packages for mainstream schools; all of our packages are designed with regard to:
- Positive Attitudes and Values
- Healthy Minds and Bodies
All of our Continuing Professional Development packages are tailored for the purchasing school, as each school will have unique demands upon time, money and focus. Examples of CPD we have delivered include: Teachers’ Yoga, Creativity in the Academic setting, Primary School Creativity in Displays, Engaging the Community, and Celebrating Success in Schools.
After School Clubs
We can support schools through providing extracurricular
activity provision. This can take many forms such as through general activity after
school clubs. Alternatively, our staff can establish clubs with particular
performing arts focus such as Musical Theatre, or for an ongoing school
Please note that our extracurricular provision can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the school.
Support Staff and Arts Leaders
Subject to availability we are able to provide mainstream schools with temporary support staff to help provide additional targeted intervention for business management functions; and for short term performing arts leadership and workshops.
Please contact us to find out more information by emailing: [email protected]