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.
Willow Tree have thoroughly enjoyed working with Steve Bruce from Chalice Arts UK. We have been involved in a range of projects linked to our International Primary Curriculum topics. Some of the themes have included Cave Art and Ancient Egypt. The children learnt to use a variety of different medium and gained knowledge about colour palette work and design. Steve also worked with some gifted and talented pupils to produce a range of Governor Portraits inspired by a particular artist. The children really enjoyed this element and were talking about it for many weeks afterwards. It was a hugely enjoyable experience and one we would recommend many other schools to take advantage of.
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.
Stephen Bruce visited Leopold School to deliver INSETS for the teachers and TA's, following on he spent time working on the displays in the school hall. Stephen lifted the standard of creativity within the school and we received many impressive comments from parents. We were very pleased with the outcome and look forward to working with Stephen again on a painting project with KS2.