INNOVATIVE TEACHER RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME AWARDED PAUL MELLON CENTRE FUNDING

We are delighted to announce the support of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for the next three years of the Plan, Prepare, Provide teacher residential course.

Plan, Prepare, Provide: Art Teachers Residential offers a unique opportunity for teachers and their schools to improve their delivery of both academic and practical art lessons and to build upon their art historical knowledge.

The support of the Paul Mellon Centre means that the programme can build on the successes of previous residentials and further develop what has become widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting development opportunities for art teachers in the UK.

Over the last four years Plan, Prepare, Provide has supported over 100 teachers who have collectively reached in excess of 30,000 students to date. The support of the Paul Mellon Centre provides a fantastic opportunity for us to achieve our ambition of reaching 140,000 students by 2023.

The residential is designed to support teachers across a range of areas, including:
• engaging with proactive ways to develop both teaching and artistic practice
• building networks, and sharing ideas and experiences with peers
• improving delivery and results on the written element of the examinations
• integrating ideas from art by past and contemporary artists into art lessons with confidence

Plan, Prepare, Provide is a cornerstone of the partnership between the Association for Art History and the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and is open to qualified teachers from secondary or sixth form schools or colleges.

‘We are thrilled to supporting this exciting and innovative scheme’ said Mark Hallett, Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre. ‘Plan, Prepare, Provide is helping thousands of school-children find out about art history, and we know it will inspire the students and scholars of the future.’

Further information about the course, how to enrol and testimonials from Plan, Prepare, Provide alumni can be found on the University of Leeds website here.