PATN is a network group for primary school art teachers and subject leaders. The group was founded in September 2018 by Rosalinde Sawyer, with the aim of bringing together individuals involved in the planning and delivery of art in primary schools, this includes both art subject leaders and art specialist teachers. Since forming, PATN is now a network of 40 teachers across mainly Haringey but also other London boroughs.
At PATN we range from the very experienced – with decades of art teaching knowledge to those with less experience who may have suddenly found themselves more involved in teaching art at school. PATN offers peer to peer support and the opportunity to inspire, share ideas, events and best practice through connecting with others. At PATN we are committed to promoting the role and importance of quality art education for children in schools.
The PATN group meet every half term across different schools in Haringey. PATN teachers are invited to host meetings and often run short practical workshops or present elements of good practice happening attheir school. We also invite members to join our very active WhatsApp group where information and news on a range of art topics from art exhibitions to successful art projects is shared by members.
More recently, PATN have partnered with UAL, Central St Martins, who are running a series of art twilight sessions exclusively for PATN teachers. We are also developing a file exchange system where PATN members will be able to exchange and share a range of inspiring art resources from within the PATN community, including information on practical skills, lesson plans etc.
If you are interested in finding out more about PATN or would like to join please contact Rosalinde Sawyer [email protected]
If you are a PATN member looking for support in a particular area, you may like to contact one of PATN’s Art Specialist Advisors. These teachers are art specialist teachers/practising artists and share a wealth of experience and specialist art knowledge. Please find more information about their area of expertise under the ask me about section.