Philosophy Statement - Performing Arts

We believe the Performing Arts are not just an extra-curricular activity. They are where students from all backgrounds find new ways of expressing themselves and of understanding the world around them. The Arts are what distinguish human beings from robots. They are what make us distinctively human.

We feel it is important for students to participate in and learn about the Performing Arts because they are a positive force in society: students who participate feel more confident in their ability to create, challenge and explore, to be part of society, and to make change happen.

Research shows studying the Arts can improve cognitive abilities of students from all backgrounds and contribute to raising attainment in many subjects. The Arts also create a culture of citizenship, tolerance and empathy. Students who engage in the Arts are more likely to volunteer and to vote.

Creativity is a disciplined process that requires skill, knowledge and control. Through our passion and expertise as teachers, we strive to instil a love of the Arts. Our subject is one of the few that allows students to develop their oracy and collaboration skills alongside reading and writing.

We endeavour to create an environment that is stimulating, collaborative, enriching, inquiring and creative. A place that opens students minds and allows them to question and explore the world around them.

“Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will, and our job is to help them make something of it.”

~ Sir Ken Robinson

Contact Details

Jesmond Park Academy
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7DP

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

SatNav:
Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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