2020 Creative Schools End of Year Reflection Sessions
Marking the end of a challenging year, these Reflection Sessions provided an opportunity for School Coordinators to reflect on their experiences, the progress made by their schools and also to share their plans for the year ahead. The Creative Schools
team also shared their insights of the work of the 2020 Creative Schools and their learnings from the 2018 Creative Schools Pilot.
Below are the presentations used in the sessions.
2020 Creative Schools What We’ve Noticed
Reflections from the 2018 Pilot Creative Schools
Below are the Where are you as a Creative School and what have you noticed? Menti surveys from each of the sessions:
Schools in Region 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan & Sligo) & Region 2 (Mayo, Roscommon & Galway)
Menti - 6th October
Schools in Region 6 (Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford & Waterford) & Region 7 (Cork & Kerry)
Menti - 7th October
Schools in Region 3 (Laois, Longford, Offally & Westmeath), Region 4 (Kildare, Louth, Meath & Wicklow) & Region 8 (Clare, Tipperary & Limerick)
Menti - 12th October
Schools in Region 5 (Dublin)
Menti - 13th October
Youthreach & Special Schools
Menti - 14th October
CA development training – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
In August 2021 two sessions for Creative Associates were held to support discourse within Creative Schools in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Session 1: Equality of Participation:
This session focused on equality of participation for children and young people with disabilities, and the inclusion of artists with disabilities in creative engagement work in schools. This session was organised with support from Arts and Disability
Ireland (ADI) and featured presentations from jazz artist Emilie Conway, and Pádraig Naughton, Executive Director of ADI.
Presentations and resource lists (With support from Arts and Disability Ireland):
Session 2: Inclusion and Cultural Diversity:
This session focused on inclusion and cultural diversity, with an emphasis on collaborative practice, and on multilingualism in the classroom. This session was organised with support from CREATE – the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts,
and featured presentations by; artist Tomasz Madajczak; Dr Francesca La Morgia, the founding director of Mother Tongues; and Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement with CREATE.
Presentations and resource lists (With support from CREATE):
Creative Associate End of Year Reflection Sessions 2021
Marking the end of a challenging year, the Reflection Sessions facilitated discussions provided an opportunity for Creative Associates to share experiences, and to reflect on the work and activities carried out by schools, the involvement of young people
and children, and on how Creative Associates and school communities have supported this.
for Creative Associates to support the induction of 2020 schools into the
Creative Schools Programme
Introduction to Creative Schools for 2020 (MS Powerpoint)
This presentation provides a brief introduction to the context for the programme and its aims, objectives and priorities including the important priority to place children’s voices at the centre of the process. It also explains the support schools in
the programme receive and the key roles and responsibilities.
The Journey of a Creative School (MS Powerpoint)
This presentation provides the rationale for the Creative Schools Planning Framework and outlines the timeline for the initiative. It explains the Understand process and how the CSPF Understand document will support this.
Arts, Creative Learning and Creativity (MS Powerpoint)
This presentation explores the context to why arts and creative learning programmes are so important for the development of teaching and learning. It defines a language of creativity that can be easily applied to your learning environment.
Materials from training for new Creative Associates - February 2021
Case studies shared during training by Creative Associates Laura Ferguson and Helen Flanagan:
Presentation on the Creative Schools Plan (PDF)
This presentation provides information on the timeline for 2020 Creative Schools, it provides a recap on the Understand stage of the process and details of the Plan including its main sections
Vision & Aims Exercise (MS
This is the exercise on Vision and Aims from the training
Selection & Engagement of Artists (PDF)
Creative Schools Planning Framework
These documents will support schools to develop their Creative School Plan. Below is the first set of documents for 2020 schools:
This document contains frequently asked questions to help with the
induction of 2020 schools.
Further information and Resources
This section contains further information on the initiative and resources that you might like to share with your school.
Creative Schools TV
RTE Creative Kids Documentary
Creative Kids Documentary filmed the lives of a number of Creative Schools around Ireland, showcasing their work and the voices
of the children and young people involved.