As a subject, art is unique: it teaches skills, drives creativity and develops cultural appreciation. Crucially, in a 24/7 world, it offers life-enhancing moments of calm and mindfulness.
As teachers, we must be allowed to invest our time, energy and resources in building positive relationships with our students, to focus on what’s important so that our young people become well-balanced, well-educated and valuable members of society.
However, the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and the current educational agenda are working against this, draining teachers’ energies by forcing them to do ...
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