Artists brief – Creative Schools


Troedyrhiw Community Primary School

At CP Creative we are working with Troedyrhiw Community Primary School to deliver an exciting art project over the next few months. We need creative people and artists to apply. Please take a look at the information below and in the attached pdf. We would love to hear from you.

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About Troedyrhiw Community Primary School

Troedyrhiw Community Primary School serves the village community of Troedyrhiw and Pentrebach in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority area in south-east Wales.

There are 209 pupils aged three to eleven years in the school.

Project overview and background

The project forms part of the Creative Schools Programme managed by the Arts Council of Wales. The project will focus on a Year 2 class of 31 pupils (age 6-7 years) at the school. There are 17 boys and 14 girls. Within the class 13% of the class pupils have additional learning needs and 29% are in receipt of free school meals (FSM).

The school has identified drama and film making as a practice but are open to new possibilities and suggestions from the Creative Practitioner. The class has expressed an interest in a fictional superhero theme or a documentary style project. The direction the project takes will be influenced by the Creative Practitioner in collaboration with the school and the learners.

The class has the unusual advantage of an existing stage already built within the classroom which could provide opportunities for exploration. The school is looking for novel approaches to complement the curriculum for these young learners, but also to enhance their IT skills via multimedia and film-making.

The school has also expressed a specific interest in visiting a film making studio to enhance the learning experience.

Aims of the Project

The overall objective of the project is to develop oracy, presentation and discussion skills with the year 2 class of students with particular emphasis on the boys within the class.

The project will take place during the Spring 2017 term. It is envisaged that the project will commence in January/February 2017 with further evaluation in the spring term


Creative Practitioners fee is £250 per day inc travel expenses. It is estimated that the Creative Practitioner will spend between 10-15 days planning, delivering and evaluating the project.
Additional funds for materials will also be available to the Creative Practitioner.

Who should apply

The school does not want to be prescriptive regarding the Creative Practitioner/s background however based on the brief it is anticipated that Creative Practitioners with a film making and/or performing arts background may wish to apply. Depending on applicants the project might be split between two Creative Practitioner’s with different specialisms.

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

Experience of working in a school environment or conducting workshops with young children.
Reliable and with a sense of humour
A current DBS check
An energetic, great communicator with children
A creative outlook

How to apply

To apply, send the following information by e-mail:
a current CV
an expression of interest which highlights your experience, skills, and an outline of any ideas you may have in approaching this project brief (maximum 400 words)
• Details of two referee’s (one from a current or previous employer)

Please send your application addressed to:

Jacqui Roome

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th November 2016
Applicants will be shortlisted by Tuesday 8th November 2016
Interviews will be held on 15th November 2016
(The interview will involve a 15 minute practical session with 8 pupils (age 6-7) with an activity of your choice)

Creative Practitioners must attend, or have previously attended, the two-day LCS training session provided by ACW prior to project commencement.
Training sessions will take place on 16th and 17th November, and 21st and 22nd,November 2016.
Practitioners who have previously undergone Creative Agent Training only need to attend a one-day session on 18th November 2016.

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