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This is one of a series of messages to share a little bit about the wide range of brilliant Sheffield-based arts and cultural organisations you could work with.

If you’re looking to bring arts and cultural practitioners into your school, Create Sheffield can help you! Firstly why not try and use our Partners search function on our website, if you can't find what you want, get in touch

Special Educational Needs

During our Why Creativity Matters NOW conversations we ask 'what role can creativity play in supporting children with SEN?' Join us online, Thursday 14th October 4:30-5:15pm. 
All of Create Sheffield’s Partners do fantastic, high quality work. Here are a few examples of Sheffield-based companies that work directly with schools in this area:

The Sheffield Special School Creative Community is a community of practice supported by Create Sheffield and led by community musician Matthew Laurie. Its members are made up of Seven Hills, Bents Green, Rowan, Talbot, Holgate Meadows, Sheaf Training Centre, Mossbrook and Woolley Wood.


During 2020, Create Sheffield supported the creation of the Sheffield Special School Creative Community, a new social learning group for teachers who are passionate about the arts and creativity. Whilst the pandemic has meant that many Sheffield mainstream schools may have felt challenged to prioritise creativity within their curriculum, the Special School Creative Community has flourished in this area. Read more about the work the Community has done and some of the lessons drawn from work in this area. 

The Special School Creative Community have an online exhibition, sharing the work of some of their students. You can visit it here

 

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Emily Whitely - In Between the Trees

Emily has a broad teaching experience of over 25 years specialising in Outdoor Learning, Forest School, SEND and Autism. Emily teaches outdoor learning and forest school in a large secondary special school here in Sheffield, and has set up a small creative project that combines the best practice of her areas of expertise in order to build capacity throughout the Yorkshire region.

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50 Things Sheffield

50 Things to Do Before You’re Five is a free to download app and website which provide families with ideas for activities to do together. The 50 Things activities are based on research and theoretical understanding of how children learn. More importantly perhaps, they are low/no cost, accessible to every child aged 0 to 5 across the city, and most important of all, they are great fun!!

Each activity has a section which guides the reader around how to adapt the activity for special educational needs, making the app more accessible to everybody. 

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Link Learning

Link Learning work with schools to deliver high-quality creative activities that encourage exploration, discovery and experimentation. Their approach engages high numbers of children including those who can be left behind by a more traditional approach. Link Learning deliver a range of musical activities, including taking a mini studio to various settings across the City.

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Beatrice Lee Knowles

Beatrice Lee Knowles is a freelance visual artist specialising in sculpture, large scale drawing and the use of up-cycled material. Beatrice loves working with groups to create collaborative pieces, bringing individuals and communities together. She also has extensive experience working with Early Years and SEND, creating and providing sensory resources to support the exploration of the world around them.

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Find more Create Sheffield Partners
We are Create Sheffield, Sheffield’s Cultural Education Partnership, we are a charitable company, supported by IVE, the Arts Council England’s Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber and a series of Sheffield based funders.

This email is in support of Why Creativity Matters NOW, the big conversation about arts and cultural education in Sheffield, part of the Learn Sheffield Autumn Online Festival. Read more here, book onto one of our events here, or get in touch with our Creative Education Producers Jenny Coats, Amy Willoughby and Becky Stroud from Beck School.  
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