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 has provided several very successful art projects for us and these are now on display in our school. Steve came to our school with all the resources ready to work with the children. The projects were well planned in consultation with our staff so they enriched our curriculum and Catholic ethos. Our children have enjoyed working with an art specialist. We also benefitted from photographs Steve produced and help with displays. We have appreciated all Steve has done for us.
"Chalice Arts supported us with writing our Scheme of Work for art and matching resources. We were very pleased with the highly professional and enthusiastic support provided. Chalice Arts were responsive to our needs and helped us develop a creative and stimulating Scheme of Work.
We were delighted by our 125th Anniversary Painting. It is such a good resource for worship in our school hall and has a central place in the school.
We look forward to working with you in the future."
Chalice Arts has returned on many occasions and the artwork linked to Christian values has been very impressive and contributed to our outstanding SIAMS Inspection.
"I enjoyed the art that you taught us, I learnt new things about art and you have really made my day and week. Thank you." Dennis Y6
"I enjoyed it and learnt something new about art and I was happy at the end because I haven't done that kind of art since I was born. Thank you so much." Nathan Y6
"Personally I thought it was really fun and it gave me more of an idea of how to use acrylics. So yes it was really fun." Tyler Y5
"I really did have a lot of fun with you." Amelia Y3
"I enjoyed painting an advent picture and making the flower." Faith Y3
" I enjoyed the painting." Alaina Y2
Your art sessions in our school with children from Year 2 to Year 6 have been excellent. You have not only taught our children new skills, and love and appreciation of art, but also our staff. We now have some beautiful displays around our school, which clearly reflect our Christian values - an important part of who we are. The photographs that you have taken for us are also excellent and are just what we wanted for our school website. Thank you very much, Steve.