Stephen is an educational consultant, practising artist and photographer www.stephenbrucephotography.co.uk. He was a primary school head teacher for 16 years from 1998 and is a trained Section 48 Inspector (SIAMS). Stephen specialises in art and design teaching, training and projects of various kinds. He has been involved in training teachers in art since 1990. He has experience of teaching PGCE students at the Institute of Education University of London, providing courses for NQTs, experienced teachers and art subject leaders. He wrote regular articles for Art and Craft Magazine published by Scholastic and has written training materials for the BBC. He also undertakes work to help improve displays and the school visual environment.
Stephen is a member of the NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design). He is an NSEAD registered consultant.
"Chalice Arts delivered a really well planned Bible story project for each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. Good quality work was produced and Chalice Arts returned to help finish off the work. A really valuable contribution to raising the Christian ethos of the school through art. Highly recommended. We have booked Chalice Arts to carry out a First World War commemorative project with Year 5 and 6."
"We are so pleased with our St Peter's Painting for our assembly hall. It's much more than we imagined. It's a masterpiece - it has a real presence."
Chalice Arts returned in October and carried out two Black History workshops. Again we were absolutely delighted with the outcome.
Chalice Arts has contributed enormously to raising our Christian Ethos through art and projects to promote British Values. The contributions from Chalice Arts were really appreciated during our very successful SIAMS Inspection.
Chalice Arts UK delivered an excellent INSET for the staff on using clay. This inspired our Art Week and Stephen Bruce delivered workshops for our Year 2 classes. We learnt a great deal from this experience and improved the skills of teachers and support staff. Thank you - it was very enjoyable and the children produced lovely work. We look forward to Chalice Arts working with our Art Subject Leader over the next term.
We have really appreciated the work Chalice Arts did for our "Take One Picture" project. The INSET with staff and the teaching with the children produced lovely work.
"Staff found the approach Stephen offered both stimulating and interesting whilst giving us also practical experience of creating a piece of art with a religious interpretation. Staff have already been trying out various ideas with the children, who have loved them."
"A good cross curricular and creative approach to RE and the Arts which the staff enjoyed participating in."