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Art, craft & design Professional Development Courses

I deliver a number of art INSET CPD Continuing Professional Development training courses around the country, some hosted by myself and others for third party training providers. Please see below for a list of up and coming training days.


Primary Art, Craft & Design NE Regional Conference




Thursday 5th December 2019 10.00am to 3.30pm
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB

Susan Coles and Paul Carney, together with leading local art education services will discuss ideas for how you might support the new Ofsted Inspection framework.

▪ Tyne & Wear Museums Service
▪ Baltic centre for contemporary art
▪ Culture Bridge North East
▪ The Forge
▪ The Thought Foundation

· To help you enrich your curriculum, Susan Coles will ask 'Are you asking the right questions?' and guide you in using contemporary art craft and design in the primary classroom, with an emphasis on oracy.

· Paul Carney will discuss the new Ofsted expectations; what is knowledge-rich art? How is it different to what we do now? What should children learn, know and do, and by when?
· Primary art and design teacher Cheryl Stanley will lead an exciting practical art activity.
· The Thought Foundation art gallery from Gateshead will run an exciting lower school art activity.

Price is £120 per delegate which includes lunch & refreshments.


email: to pay by invoice
Telephone 07947754188

About Susan Coles
Susan is one of the UK's leading experts in art, craft and design education. She is a member of the INSEA World Council, a past President of the National Society for Education in Art & Design and an Honorary Fellow of the NSEAD as well as being Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education.

About Paul Carney
Paul is an Art Education Consultant who delivers CPD around the UK for leading training providers. He is author of the book Drawing for Science & runs his own highly successful arts website, is an Advanced Skills Teacher and NSEAD Council member.

11th November 2019

Sacrewell Country Centre, Thornhaugh,
Peterborough PE8 6HJ



The Ofsted Inspection framework is changing- is your art curriculum up to scratch? Is it well designed, well delivered and does it have an impact? Join us to find out how to make art an engaging, inclusive and exciting subject for young learners.

Led by Paul Carney and Susan Coles the day promises to be a must-attend event for all with an interest in and passion for the arts in primary schools.


10am - Welcome from Iain Simper, Director, Educere Consultancy Ltd

10.10am - 11.00am Practical workshops by Paul Carney: What is knowledge-rich art and how is it different to what we do now?. What should children learn, know and do, and by when?

11.05 - 11.55am Early Years/KS1 workshops by Primary art expert Cheryl Stanley: Practical tips and techniques on improving control and skill in early years art and how to manage progression. TBC

11.55am - National Updates, links, networks

12.10pm Lunch (with a mindfulness drawing activity)

12.50pm - 1.30pm Keynote Speech Access Art: 20 years of Access Art.

1.30pm - 2.15pm Talk & workshop by Susan Coles: Are we asking the right questions?

2.15pm - 3.00pm Big Draw - 10 years of Big Draw events. TBC

3.00pm - 3.15pm Creative and Cultural Industries Careers Primary Assembly.

3.15pm - 3.30pm Panel, questions, plenary.



Paul Carney

Paul is a nationally recognised art consultant having delivered specialist art INSET CPD in schools across the UK and for the UK’s leading training providers. He is a board member for the NSEAD and runs his highly successful art website; which provides high quality teaching resources and advice to teachers around the world.

He has twenty years teaching experience at Primary, Secondary and post-16 levels of education, is an Advanced Skills Teacher, ex-Subject Leader and was a member of the DfE Expert Advisory Group for Art and Design. In addition to this he was a member of the NSEAD Curriculum Writing Group that wrote the art curriculum competencies, more formally called the: 'Framework for Progression, Planning for Learning, Assessment, Recording and Reporting 2014'.

Susan Coles

Susan, an artist/teacher, is a leading expert on art craft design education in the UK and beyond, and a passionate advocate for the subject. A past president of NSEAD, she now represents Europe on the World Council for the International Society for Education through Art, and is also secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art Education. Susan is also a trustee of AccessArt and chair of governors in a primary school


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