Expressive Arts

The Expressive Arts Faculty aims to provide a safe, nurturing and creative learning environment for all students across the school. Students are given opportunities to experience, achieve and celebrate within the Arts. A holistic approach is taken in an effort to provide students with as wide a range of skills and disciplines.

Our Expressive Art Departments

Art & Photography

Drawing, painting, printing, sculpting, CAD & photography.


Design Technology & Textiles, offering specialist workshops.

Head of Faculty: Ms J. Shilvock

The Faculty believes that the Arts:

  • enrich lives
  • provide a sense of empowerment and direction
  • provide life skills for the future
  • build self confidence
  • have a positive impact on the social, emotional and behavioral development of the child
  • promote a sense of well-being and empathy through staff and peer support
  • stimulate the imagination and provide focus

Delivery of the curriculum is child-centered and enhanced by cross curricular links, extra-curricular activities, trips, events, performances and professional workshops. Career opportunities, academic structure and educational pathways are provided with the aim to further students’ involvement in the Arts.

The Expressive Arts faculty:

Jane Shilvock (Head of Expressive Arts Faculty)

Sophie Jimenez (Deputy Head of Faculty, Head of Art)

Elena Christou (Art)

Eleanor Dodwell (Art)

Nadia Zuberi (Art)

Charlotte Lipparelli (Head of Design)

Nadia Chambi (Design, Assistant Headteacher)

Alexander Pierides (Product Design)

Amanda Chandler (Design)

Susan Bailey (Head of Drama)

Emily Hilliker (Drama, Sixth Form Progress Lead)

Catherine Marshall (Head of Music)

Michelle Harper (Music, Senior Progress Lead