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Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement

Ark Helenswood is recognised nationally as a school that is at the forefront of arts education. At a crucial time for arts learning in the UK, we continue to recognise the arts as a vital part of our students’ learning and development.

We have been chosen to take part in a major national scheme which will track the effectiveness of arts education and the students’ learning and engagement over a three year period. The programme involves a partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Tate modern and Nottingham University and we have been chosen to take part as a recognition of the high quality arts work that we deliver.

The most recent blog from our first TALE assessor in the school can be read at PDF iconTALE Blog.


Contact can be made with a member of staff via a note in the relevant section of the planner, by letter, a phone call or an appointment can be made by phoning reception. If you are not sure who to talk to, the office staff will direct your message to the relevant person.

If the concern is particular to a lesson, the subject teacher should be contacted. Other concerns should be directed to your daughter’s Form Tutor who will consult other members of staff as necessary.

You can make an appointment to meet with your daughter's Head of Year at any time convenient to you both, or you can make an appointment to meet with the Principal in one of the many surgery sessions (please refer to the Academy calendar). Please email to request an appointment.

If you still feel that you need to make a formal complaint, please refer to our complaints policy below.