Welcome to the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty
The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty at King’s Academy Binfield prides itself on forming an integral part of the students educational experience. The faculty is committed to developing and inspiring our students to create, perform, experiment, play and challenge themselves through a broad and balanced range of creative and performing arts opportunities and experiences. Creative and Performing Arts learning is loved and valued by both staff and students and has formed an important part of our wider community, from public performances to art exhibitions our faculty is keen to engage not only our students but our extended King’s Academy community. We strive for students to feel confident, not only in their practical performances and expressions of artistic work but, in their ability to analyse, comment, review their work, and the work of others. We are driven to ensure that our students have the cultural appreciation to critically comment on the work of industry professionals and are able to find inspiration and appreciation for the Creative and Performing Arts industries.
Our ethos of DAREtocreate and DAREtoperform is achieved not just in lessons but also in extracurricular activities.
Extracurricular activities are central to our vision as a faculty and, as such we offer a wide range of opportunities and experiences to all our students. Extra curricular clubs include
- Drama club
- Dance Club
- Dance Company
- Musical Theatre
- Art club
- Cookery club
Extracurricular opportunities and experiences offered to students have included
- Creating work for submission at the Royal Academy Summer Show
- An insight into the film industry - A year 8 lecture & Q & A session given by Simon White
- Dancers performing as part of the Dance Woking Young DanceMakers Programme
- Dance Company performances at ‘The Great Big Dance Off’ regional finals
- The creation of a Dance Company dance film submitted for the UDance South East regional competition
Meet the Team:
Mrs Jess Richards: Head of Creative & Performing Arts Faculty
Subject Specialism: Dance
Ms Sarah Heron: Teacher of Art & Photography
Miss Josie White: Teacher of Drama
Mrs Lianne Roberts: Subject Leader for Music
Mrs Jenny Lucas: Teacher of Music
Mrs Cara Digby: Teacher of Technology
Subject Specialism: Food Technology
As a faculty we are lucky enough to have specialist teaching facilities for all our subjects. Our facilities include:
- 2 art rooms including 1 kiln
- 2 food technology rooms
- 2 resistant materials rooms
- 2 textile rooms including a sewing machine suite
- 1 drama studio
- 1 dance studio
- 1 performing arts studio
- 1 music technology suite
- 1 recording studio
- 4 music practise rooms
- 1 music classroom
Delivering a broad and balanced arts curriculum is incredibly important to the creative learning of our students as such as we have designed challenging, inspirational and engaging areas of study for all our students.
Click on the links below to visit our subject pages. Please note that we are currently in the process of updating our curriculum pages.
Please see below for our Creative Arts and Performing Arts Curriculum Statements, and each subject page for their Curriculum Learning Journeys.