Arts Award Blog

Annabel Thomas

I’m Trinity College London’s Arts Development Manager. I work across Trinity’s suite of arts qualifications, helping schools and other organisations to work out how to offer our qualifications, and to help them get started.

Recent Posts by Annabel Thomas

The importance of metacognition – Making a case for young people learning to learn

The Education Endowment Foundation, the UK’s What Works Centre for Educational Achievement, has recently published their guidance report on metacognition and self-regulated learning. The report stress...

Author: Annabel Thomas

Date: 08 May 2018

Children & the Arts make a great Start

On the blog today, we are sharing an update on a very exciting partnership we first blogged about last year. We have been working with Children & the Arts to embed Arts Award into their Start programm...

Author: Annabel Thomas

Date: 26 Mar 2018

Why creativity counts when picking a primary school

  It is that time of year when parents up and down the country are deciding which schools to apply to for their four and five year olds. With the deadline of 15 January fast approaching, Trinity’s Art...

Author: Annabel Thomas

Date: 08 Jan 2018


The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning colder, and as we hope desperately for snow on the big day, it’s a great opportunity for classrooms up and down the country to be getting stuck in ...

Author: Annabel Thomas

Date: 13 Dec 2017

5 Ways Arts Awards Can Support Your School’s Performing Arts Department

Let’s be honest, we are all too aware of the pressures facing schools when it comes to offering a broad and balanced arts curriculum. Recent changes, along with accountability measures and the English...

Author: Annabel Thomas

Date: 06 Nov 2017

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