Primary Teachers! Book your places at the PATERN Regional Conference

Published: 4th April 2018

PATERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE Becoming an Effective and Confident Primary Visual Arts Coordinator.

Recommended CPD for: Primary Arts Coordinators; Members of the School Leadership Team; Teaching Assistants; School Governors and artist-teachers.

Elizabeth Kane our Learning Officer has worked with lots of schools that are investing in their pupils’ cultural education, taking part in workshops and projects. Elizabeth is often asked does The Customs House run CPD? The answer is yes, with the right partners. For instance, we’ve ran fantastic CPD sessions focused on local heritage with Historic England. We understand teachers are extremely busy and we work to make sure training is high quality and makes a real difference to teachers.

Now, the Learning and Participation team at The Customs House are pleased to announce a conference all about art, craft and design for the regions primary schools. This is delivered with the new PATERN group (Primary Art Teacher and Educator Regional Network).

This whole day CPD conference is on Tuesday 12th June at The Customs House. To book your places see
Scroll to the bottom of the page to buy your tickets.Why Attend?

Join the new and influential PATERN group (Primary Art Teacher Educator Regional Network) for a day focused on primary art, craft and design.

You will:

  • Supported by leading visual arts educators;
  • Leave with new ideas, energy and inspiration;
  • Develop your confidence your school can deliver a meaningful and challenging visual art, craft and design curriculum benefiting all your learners;
  • Learn how to standardise the art curriculum within your school;
  • Become more confident with progression and assessment;
  • Network with other primary teachers.

What is the cost?

Delegate tickets are £100 and include a buffet lunch.Please note there is a charge of £2 per transaction.

What Does the Day Include?

Below is the outline of the day, further details as they are confirmed. When you arrive we will ask you to indicate your preference for sessions.

Who are the Speakers?

Lesley Butterworth

Lesley studied Fine Art at West Surrey College of Art and an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education from the Institute of Education, London. After teaching for twelve years at Southampton Institute of Higher Education Lesley moved into the cultural sector becoming Head of Education at the Design Museum, followed by Outreach Officer for the National Gallery. Lesley then became the Director of Making It Work, an Arts Council initiative to make the case for support for craft in education. In 2007  Lesley joined the National Society for Education in Art and Design and was elected General Secretary in 2011.

Susan Coles

Past president of NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design), member of NSEAD Council, ​founder of NEATEN (North East Art Teacher Educator Network) and PATER​N​,​ and ​secretary to ​ the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education​,​ a cross-party group which ​meets in Parliament to inform and influence policy makers from all political parties​. Susan is also a visiting lecturer on the Art and Design PGCE at Northumbria University,​ and at other universities such as Birmingham City University, University of the Arts Norwich.

​Susan is currently representing Europe as a member of the World Council of  InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) ​and presents at Conferences nationally and internationally. Susan is also an Associate​ ​for the Big Draw​, a school governor, and also works on the national NPQH Headteacher training programme. ​ Susan is a self-employed and independent educator, critical friend, advisor, consultant and artist.

Paul Carney

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’.

Do I need to know anything else?

  • There is a large free council car park next to The Customs House
  • Ten minutes walk from South Shields Metro and Bus station.
  • 5 minutes away from the Shields Ferry.