Sara Dudman

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Sara enjoyed a fulfilling career in art education, including Head of Art at schools in Leicestershire, Somerset and the highly ranked Colyton Grammar School in Devon and leading the secondary art and design PGCE course at UWE in Bristol. She is a professionally exhibiting artist, regularly showing work across the West of England and in London.

Examples of her work can be found on Since leaving full time teaching 11 years ago, her career has included extensive work with Gifted and Talented Art and Design education, including leading The Beaford Academy in Devon. She has led courses for students and CPD for art and non-specialist teachers and worked with individual schools to raise standards in art education.

Sara works with Galleries, Museums and The National Trust to create educational resources and interpretation materials for exhibitions. Sara jointly researched and wrote “Making Art 16+”, an investigation into the best teaching and learning in art and design at 16+ in Devon and Cornwall and led a research project investigating art education enrichment in Devon.

She is an A-Level and GCSE moderator for Edexcel Art and Design and continues to work with South West regional Arts Education Organisations to plan and lead whole school art and design training for targeted and primary education settings. Sara leads and develops art and design education projects in partnership with schools and cultural organisations to support wellbeing and SEMH.