Case study: St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s Primary School, Full Steam Ahead (Ballycastle, Northern Ireland)
The Teacher Development Fund (TDF) aims to enable teachers and school leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and experience in order to embed learning through the arts in the primary curriculum. As part of its evaluation of the TDF pilot programme, the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education carried out case studies of four individual schools participating in this programme.
This study focuses on the role teachers can play as ‘arts leaders’ and examines how arts-based learning can support pupils experiencing disadvantage.
CUREE’s full evaluation of the two-year pilot programme is available here.