In Art, Craft and Design, students explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. SMSC is an integral part of the curriculum as they learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures. Students reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives. ASPIRE is carefully planned into each Scheme of Work so students have the opportunity to work collaboratively and build relationships. They develop a positive outlook and gain inspiration from artists’ work and the world around them. They are empathetic to each other when some students find the work challenging. Most importantly they recognise that each creative process helps to regulate behaviour and mood, and raise self-esteem.