Artists and Authors in Residence

Artists and Authors in Residence


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Edsential’s Artists And Authors programme is an exciting opportunity to work flexibly with a creative practitioner to enrich curriculum delivery, support skills development and embed a creative culture across your school. The provision can be online, in person or a blended approach to suit your requirements.

A residency can be anything from a few weeks to a full academic year and beyond, including residential provision, and is planned to fit to your school’s vision for a cultural curriculum through, for examples:

  • Regular classroom skills sessions (class-based team-teaching or PPA cover)
  • Special projects and topic-based activity
  • Creative playtimes, lunchtime and/or after school art clubs
  • Creative planning with curriculum leaders/teaching staff; developing creative teaching resources, schemes of work and lesson plans, INSET and staff meetings
  • Larger scale collaborative/cluster projects – resulting in new, high quality displays and production of original works for school / community, including online galleries and exhibitions or displays of children’s work

Edsential Artists and Authors in your school will:

  • Raise attainment in arts and across the curriculum
  • Develop progression of pupils’ skills throughout the term / year
  • Inspire staff with the skills, confidence and resources to teach more creatively
  • Create a visible and vibrant creative school culture
  • Embed creative approaches into schemes of work and teachers’ practice
  • Enhance the school environment
  • Install exhibitions, artwork and high quality displays for your school, cluster and community


Edsential Artists and Authors include:

  • Beatboxing, Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Storytelling and Visual Arts Practitioners
  • Published Authors


All Edsential creative practitioners have been recruited following Safer Working Practices guidelines; they hold a full and enhanced DBS, have been trained in Safeguarding and their work is subject to a detailed, shared Risk Benefit Assessment, which is approved by the Health & Safety Manager for our organisation. Our artists are highly skilled creatives and hold QTS and / or have significant experience in delivering sessions for all ages, including CPD for teachers, students and practitioners: Edsential have very clear and comprehensive policies and procedures for delivering activity in line with national standards for Safeguarding and Health and Safety, including secure capture and storage of data, images and sound / video recordings.

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