Working towards Equality and Inclusivity in your Primary Art Provision

2020 brought into focus long histories of systemic racism, violence, and silencing. Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25th and amidst the BLM movement there has been a surge of initiatives and conversations around racism, diversity and inclusion. This coupled with Covid and Lockdown has perhaps fostered a long overdue focus on how we can implement positive changes.

This afternoon will bring together key themes of Emily’s work with relevant themes and people. It will equip Art Leaders with the knowledge and confidence needed to begin to make positive practical changes to their provision; changes that are well thought out and authentically inclusive and diverse.

Navigating issues such as cultural appropriation and anti-racism in the context of Art Education can be challenging without support – this session will offer that and more.

Key themes:

  • Using self reflection to understand unconscious biases and how these impact curriculum development and teaching
  • Diversifying art forms and artists appropriately
  • Cultural appropriation Vs making art inspired by other cultures and artists
  • How every child can feel valued through art experiences
  • Reclaiming cultural capital
  • Practical ideas for lesson planning

Emily has long been working with schools and organisations around themes of diversifying art curricula and designing more inclusive art experiences. More recently her work has included developing programmes alongside Tate (schools and teachers teams) to foster cultural appreciation, delivering presentations on themes such as Reclaiming Cultural Capital (Freelands/Artistteacher/Crafts Council) and How Primary Art can respond to a call to change (NSEAD). As well as working with cultural organisations, she continues to provide CPD opportunities for schools and teachers.

This online NSEAD CPD is facilitated by Emily and is for primary leaders of art and design. The course will help you to interpret cultural capital, develop schemes of work and/or refine your existing provision… Tues, Nov 3rd 4-6.30pm

NSEAD national conference: Voices, Value and the Visual Arts

Relaxation and Calm for Teachers & School Staff, Sunday 31st May, 6.30 – 7pm

Things are set to change again on Monday, and some of us are returning to work. As a yoga and relaxation teacher, I now only offer small private group sessions BUT I am offering this session to all teachers and teaching staff. This will be something to ground you and set us up for a good night of sleep before the return to school. Sunday 31st May, 6.30 – 7pm I will host a short session focusing only on breath and relaxation – very minimal movement. You will receive the Zoom invitation on booking. Please try to be in the ‘waiting room’ by 6.25pm For more information on my yoga and relaxation see


Mini Creativity Retreat for Teachers

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All proceeds go to support charity Just Shelter’s work with displaced children in northern France.

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More info and full flyer click here: Enhancing Primary Art and Design with Technology


London Based Training Day:Teaching and Planning Primary Art and Design
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 – CASS Art, Islington

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Brixton Pound Cafe, 77 Atlantic Road, London, SW9 8PU

Art resourcing, planning, teaching and assessing; for primary school class teachers, curriculum designers and primary art co-coordinators.

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