Links with Creative Partners
We have a variety of links with local initiatives that our partnership schools can then get involved with.
Beginning with PGCE students in 2011, this project now involves beginning teachers of English from across Teach First and GTP in a partnership with local creative professionals and filmmakers.
Following a workshop where they worked alongside creative professionals to develop practical skills in filmmaking and project management, beginning teachers have then volunteered to take on filmmaking projects in their placement schools.
We are working closely with Nottingham Contemporary to offer opportunities for beginning teachers on our ITE programmes to work with the art gallery in a range of ways, including sessions in the space and working with the creative practitioners based there.
Nottingham Contemporary is located in the centre of Nottingham. Its purpose is to bring international art for everyone, for free. It connects local people to exciting exhibitions through its programmes for families, schools, young people and communities.
The Raleigh Project examines the history of the site of Nottingham's former Raleigh factory, which is now our Jubilee Campus.
It seeks to research and celebrate the heritage of the site and to foster a conversation between those who inhabited the space in the past and those who inhabit it now, so that greater understanding of the nature of this space is created, allowing it to become used, enjoyed and understood by a wider cross section of the community.
Greenshoots is an independent arts and media education company which has worked with over 500 young people in Nottingham and with many schools, colleges and art spaces in and around Nottinghamshire. It aims to give young people (particularly those from areas of social deprivation and isolation) experience of working with industry professionals.
Beginning teachers on our ITE programmes and teachers and pupils in our partnership schools have worked on a range of projects with Greenshoots including, most recently, the Right Up My Street film project and RIOT performance.