The group was founded in September 2018 by Rosalinde Sawyer, with the aim of bringing together individuals involved in the planning and delivery of art in primary schools, this includes both art subject leaders and art specialist teachers. Since forming we are now a network of at least 50 teachers across mainly Haringey but also other London boroughs.
At PATN we range from the very experienced – with decades of art teaching knowledge – to those with less experience who may have suddenly found themselves more involved in teaching art at school. PATN offers peer-to-peer support and the opportunity to inspire and share ideas, events and best practice through connecting with others. PATN is committed to promoting the role and importance of quality art education for children in schools.
The PATN group meet every half term across different schools in Haringey. PATN teachers are invited to host meetings and often run short practical workshops or present elements of good practice happening at their school. PATN also invite members to join their very active WhatsApp group where information and news on a range of art topics from art exhibitions to successful art projects are shared by members.
Over the years PATN have partnered with Haringey Creates, Alexandra Palace and Central St Martins. They are also developing a file exchange system where PATN members will be able to exchange and share a range of inspiring art resources from within the PATN community, including information on practical skills, lesson plans etc.
If you are interested in finding out more about PATN or would like to join please contact Rosalinde Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org