We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Artsmark Gold Award.
We received the following feedback:
‘Gosden House School ensures that your pupils experience a vibrant arts offer across the curriculum and throughout their school career. Pupils can take Arts Award which forms part of your Key Stage 4 exam offer, they take part in performances and work with arts organisations including Stopgap dance company, Synergy street dance, Yvonne Arnaud theatre and Rocksteady. Arts are threaded through the curriculum at primary and secondary level with your Arts Co-ordinator ensuring the offer is broad and carefully planned, including at primary within the Creative and Curious curriculum. Children and young people are engaged in, and excited by, opportunities to develop and display their talents. Pupils use the Arts to communicate their ideas and messages to parents and wider stakeholders, including sharing their views with the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership which resulted in changes to provision. Senior leaders support delivery of high quality arts through ensuing resources and capacity are available for arts delivery. Leaders see the Arts as a route to ensuring engagement, language development and resilience and have incorporated them into the whole school Building Learning Power project, part of the School Development Plan. Curriculum resources have been created in partnership with artists and arts organisations and they have provided CPD for staff. There is an understanding of what quality in the arts and cultural curriculum means. You have collaborations in place which improve the quality of teaching and learning and are developing the cultural community by linking to local creative practitioners and organisations.