‘Emotional Literacy is always the hook for me. Learning should start with meaningful relationships which open a World of possibilities and channel young people’s curiosities. Making learning relevant in a Real-World context makes for happy enthused learners.
Creativity is a skill, one which can be developed, and with the right attitudes I have seen learners become great problem solvers, collaborators, develop computational thinking and develop an understanding that to ‘fail’ is just another step towards success’
With over 20 years’ experience designing, delivering and coordinating Creative Learning projects, Angharad has a thorough knowledge of what strategies are needed when working with a variety of stakeholders, including community groups, Post-16 and PRU Units. Concentrating on attitudes and aptitudes as well as the development of skills, a cross fertilisation of methodologies is at the heart of her practice. She also has a thorough knowledge of the funding landscape in Wales and beyond.
Her creative learning work spans over 20 years, and this work supports and nurtures her work as a director wholeheartedly.
Creative Agent: Angharad works for and with Arts Council of Wales as a Creative Agent. This role is an integral part of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme which runs over 5 years throughout Wales and has a focus on embedding creative learning throughout the curriculum in both primary and secondary schools. Family learning is also at the heart of this scheme.
Responsibilities: I draw on my practical experience of ‘creativity’, and act as a catalyst to respond to each school’s individual development priorities and needs. Whether from the arts, culture, heritage, sport, creative industries, science, or other sectors, the skills I have enable me to challenge, support and sustain new practice in the field of creative learning. I aim to promote new ways of working, with innovative and bespoke programmes of learning designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Lecturer: Angharad is also the voice and Shakespeare coach for the BA Performance course for Trinity St David’s and works as guest lecturer specialising in new writing at the University of South Wales and Y Coleg Cymraeg.
Consultant: Angharad has worked as a consultant for numerous organisation with a specific lean towards identifying areas of exploration for team away days and. Creating bespoke workshops as well as leading and presenting these workshops, her creativity informs.
Previous Role: Creative Learning Associate at Sherman Cymru/Theatre
-Responsible for the Big Lottery project
-Managing, budgeting, designing, strategizing, delivering and coordinating The Big Lottery portfolio of work for Sherman Theatre which covered Cardiff, The Vale, Bridgend, Merthyr, Caerphilly and RCT.
-Working with disadvantaged young people
-Working with young people with learning disabilities. Angharad set up the Inclusive Youth Theatre at the theatre.
-Schools link ups and creative learning projects
-Production related workshops
-Ensuring volunteer numbers at the theatre were kept high and that volunteers were appreciated
-Community projects – especially tying in with housing associations
-Coordinating and facilitating a teachers’ consultation group
-Ensuring best practice when it came to evaluating all the above.
-Keeping track of participation figures, location and ethnicity percentages
-Ensuring CPD for staff
Angharad also runs a project for schools which ties in with the new Successful Futures curriculum.