Harlesden Primary School believes that Performing Arts Education is essential to the development of the whole child – academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Performance activity opportunities are provided during and after school, allowing children to be creative, musical, explore their emotions, and face up to different challenges, as individuals and in groups. It provides the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, and promotes character building, co-operation and self-esteem.
It is vital that children are given these opportunities to participate in a range of enjoyable creative and performance activities at an early age so that they are likely to continue being musical, confident, and creative throughout the rest of their lives, whilst promoting a love for the arts.
This policy outlines the purpose, nature and management of Performing Arts taught at Harlesden Primary School and reflects the consensus views of all the teaching staff who are responsible for its implementation.
- To develop competence to excel in a broad range of performance and musical activities
- To ensure children are musically active for sustained periods of time
- To engage in performance and musical activities and opportunities