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Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Primary School, Bury

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Guardian Angels' Roman Catholic Primary School

Love, Learn and Grow

The Arts & Culture within our setting’s strategic values

  • At Guardian Angels’ we demonstrate a commitment to the arts which runs through the heart of our culture. 
  • Our ethos is to consider every child an artist. 
  • We are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion. 
  • We consider our arts culture offer to be embedded-yet we believe we can go further. 
  • Supporting this approach is our leadership team who are unique as we sit across a federation consisting of two schools, with a strong and supportive Governing body. 


  • Our values are set and demonstrated by our diverse leadership team. 
  • It is the aim of the leadership team, for every child to have the opportunity to develop cultural entitlement, through a broad and balanced, cross-curricular approach with an extensive extra-curricular offering. 
  • Our inclusive approach is evidenced through areas of excellence such as Forest School and The Orchard, both providing a high-quality alternative learning space for all pupils to access.
  • We are accredited with The Dyslexia Friendly Award Mark (DAQM) which is evident across the school. 
  • We are pioneers for ‘Developmental Language Disorder’ DLD awareness and have worked extensively with local MP’s and the Government to highlight the needs of any child with (or potentially with) this language condition. 
  • We use ‘The Arts’ to support any child that may present with SEMH needs through interventions such as ‘Drawing and Talking’, ‘Talking Therapy, Rainbows, and Lego Therapy. 


  • We empower and celebrate Pupil Voice. 
  • Representatives from each year group form a committee which aims to engage and strengthen the belief in our children. 
  • Each subject lead is focused on celebrating the views and opinions of our children in order to celebrate their works and achievements.


  • The leadership team have a progressive view on sustainability of the curriculum through uplevelling of staff. 
  • Our home-grown school curriculum is frequently shared and celebrated through staff meetings and staff training.  This ensures that every member of staff knows what is expected for each subject.
  • Subject leaders provide ‘one-pagers’ detailing the essential information for each subject. 
  • Through CPD and inhouse training, all staff are exposed to the most up-to-date ideas and methodology for all subjects. 
  • Safeguarding of pupils always remains a priority across the school with the arts being no exception. 
  • All staff are fully trained and up to date with safeguarding certificates including annual first aid training, child protection and safeguarding training as required e.g. Prevent and Keeping Children Safe in School. 
  • All pupil concerns are logged using Edaware. We use ‘Evolve’ for Risk Assessment.  These securities enable us to take part in all activities that present as opportunities. 


  • We currently offer art to all pupils from Nursery to leaving at KS2 with extra-curricular clubs on offer.
  • Further enhancement to the culture capital is evident by way of trips, workshops and visitors. 


  • Although we did feel the impact of Covid-19 on our pupils, we are proud that our provision continued through home learning and standards remains high across the key stages.   We have felt an increased need for the arts which we have used as an aid in supporting the mental health of pupils and staff during this time of recovery. 
  • We have recently been awarded the Eco-Mark with Distinction, which has been a wonderful recognition of all we do.


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