Yolanda Guns

Arts Co-Ordinator, Chingford Academies Trust:

School website: www.chingfordfoundation.org

Twitter: @CFSArtsAward

Email: y.guns@chingford.waltham.sch.uk

Main areas of interest and development

I lead on Arts Award and Artsmark for the schools which form part of Chingford Academies Trust. I also run a number of outreach projects with primary and secondary schools focussing on London Curriculum Arts Award programmes. In the field of visual arts, I work in collaboration with William Morris Gallery, who host our Arts Award Area Network Meetings and also lead on writing and drama projects with the Barbican Centre.

I am very keen to work with schools in assisting students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding to develop their understanding of Arts and Culture in London and am currently carrying out a research project on developing cultural awareness with young people who are classified as “more able disadvantaged”.