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    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

    5 reasons why arts teachers are important

    The holidays have whizzed past and here we are again at the start of a new term and a new year. Despite Christmas being a well-deserved break involving too much food (and in some cases, too much famil...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 08 Jan 2019

    Cross-curricular learning: making the most of heritage trips

    Here at Arts Award we believe that the arts, culture and creativity can be incorporated into almost any area of learning and development for children and young people. Over the past 12 years or so we ...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 03 Jan 2019

    Validating the artistic process - the Arts Award way

    There are suggestions that the process of building Stonehenge may have been as important as how the monument was eventually used. Completing an Arts Award qualification isn’t nearly so difficult as bu...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 10 Dec 2018

    Budget vs reality – how to make the most out of your arts provision

    It’s not news that school budgets are increasingly feeling the pinch. Just last month over 1000 teachers marched on parliament demanding more funding for their schools, and many cited the arts as bein...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 24 Oct 2018

    5 ways Arts Award can support your Artsmark journey

    This Artsmark Celebration Week we wanted to shout about the links between Arts Award and Artsmark. In case you’re new to Artsmark, it is a creative quality standard for schools and education settings,...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 09 Oct 2018

    Making the most of your Arts Week

    Many schools have an Arts Week – especially at the end of the summer term when the children are over-excited! How can you make the most of this time, and ensure that it isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ but...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 03 Aug 2018

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