Jane Ryder – Enhancing and Engaging Learning Through the Arts

About the Session

In this presentation Jane will share how the arts are used to enhance learning at Sidegate Primary School, a three-form entry school in Ipswich, Suffolk. She will cover practical aspects alongside pedagogy of using the arts to embed learning.

Jane will talk about a recent two year research £150,000 Teacher Development project she helped lead: Embedding Learning Through The Arts with a Focus on Vocabulary, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This involved nine primary schools across The Active Learning Trust and Jane will share the impact this has had.

Her passion for the arts will shine through as she talks about working with arts and cultural organisations and the importance of sustaining those relationships.

Jane is dedicated to seeking new opportunities and avenues to embed learning through the arts.

About Jane

Jane is an experienced teacher, Lead Practitioner, and the Arts and Culture Lead at Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich. She leads arts and culture across the school, developing a breadth and creativity to the curriculum. She successfully led the school to achieve ArtsMark Platinum. Jane is the Lead CALSA (Culture and Arts Leader for Schools and Academies) for The Active Learning Trust, championing the arts across the MAT. She supports and networks with schools and teachers. Jane became a Fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching in June 2020. She is also on the board of Ipswich LCEP and recognizes the importance of working together with arts and culture organizations, building sustainable and lasting relationships to support and enrich learning within schools.

Jane is passionate about embedding the expressive arts within the school’s curricula and supporting other educators in putting that vision into practice. She believes that immersion in arts and culture activities provide opportunities for all children to develop the skills to be innovative, creative thinkers, who become active participants in their learning. She has developed a coaching and mentoring model to support others to identify opportunities to weave music, dance, drama, and visual art, into the curriculum.

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