Lead Creative Schools Scheme CALL for Creative Practitioner (Music / Drama / Dance) January – March 2019

Llandrindod Wells CIW Community Primary School, Trefonnen are looking for a Creative Music/Drama/Dance Practitioner to develop and carry out a creative project with seventeen Year 4 & 5 children in the Welsh language stream of the school.


It is anticipated that the project will take place in one day or half-day sessions each week from January - March 2019 followed by evaluation at the beginning of the Summer term. The fee is £250 per day/£125 per half day, plus reasonable expenses. The number of days allocated to the project is to be agreed, but will not be less than 10.


The focus of the project should be Numeracy. The school would like to measure the impact of the project on: number skills in particular, engagement and confidence building.


The activity should have a focus on group work. At least part of the project should take part outside of the classroom, on school ground or in the surrounding area, with an opportunity to engage parents/carers.


You will

  • work with the school to bring new ideas, fresh approaches and engaging resources to the table.
  • be passionate and committed, as well as having a compelling live creative practice.
  • be expected to excite and inspire pupils by making learning more meaningful and authentic.
  • ideally be a Welsh speaker or demonstrate a willingness to engage with Welsh




About the Lead Creative Schools Scheme

The Lead Creative Schools Scheme aims to promote new ways of working in schools through developing an innovative programme of learning in collaboration with Creative Practitioners, that is designed to improve the quality of creative teaching and learning and to embed this practice within schools.




In Lead Creative Schools, pupils, teachers and creative professionals work together to plan, implement, reflect and evaluate a creative project or projects. It facilitates a process where all the partners work together to co-construct the learning. It supports enquiry based learning, ongoing reflection and in-depth evaluation, leading to sustainable and embedded practice.


We believe that creativity is not a skill bound within the arts, but a wider ability to question, make connections, and take an innovative and imaginative approach to problem solving.



The selected practitioner will be required to:

  • Undergo a DBS check as necessary and provide proof of Public Liability Insurance cover
  • Be able to attend a mandatory two-day LCS training course (unless they have already attended Creative Practitioner training for a previous Lead Creative Schools project) with paid travel expenses.
  • CP Training will take place on 28 & 29 November (Aberystwyth).
  • Existing Creative Agents would need to undertake just one day of CP training on 29 November with paid travel expenses.


How to apply:

Please email a Word or PDF document in English (up to 2 pages A4) reflecting how your experience and qualities would make you a suitable candidate for this Lead Creative Schools project, an up to date CV and details of two referees. Please include up to 3 images (max size 2MB each) and/or one appropriate link illustrating your current creative practice.


  • Closing date for applications Friday 2 November 5pm.


  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email by Tuesday 6 November.


  • Interviews will be held on Monday 12 November.

If selected for interview, you will be invited to present your proposal and demonstrate your skills/processes in the form of a short workshop/activity with the children.


  • Appointed Creative Practitioners will ideally attend a planning meeting at the school on Monday 19 November.


Please email applications (or any further queries) to:

Morag Colquhoun, LCS Creative Agent morag@moragcolquhoun.com

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