At Bishop David Sheppard, we believe that the purpose of Art and Design Technology education is to fire the children’s creative imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression. Our intent is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all. Art should provide the opportunities for reflection and, with an increasing sensitivity, pupils should acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses of their own work and that of others. Through deeper understanding, pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity. Through using and exploring artist media, the children will acquire skills and develop techniques. A high quality Art and DT education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and DT. We should ensure our children are confident approaching artwork and DT, feel a strong sense of achievement, value the impact of art within their own lives and are able to reach their full potential.