New ART Teaching Centres – Bardwell & Docklands

ART are pleased to announce that SS Peter & Paul, Bardwell, Suffolk, and Docklands Ringing Centre have recently acquired ART Teaching Centre status and join the list of centres including The Birmingham School of Bell Ringing, Edgehill Ringing Centre, Warks., and All Saints, Marsworth, Bucks.

There are mutual benefits to becoming an ART Teaching Centre and we would like to encourage more towers and clusters of towers to do so. Some of these benefits are summarised as follows:

For the Teaching Centre (TC):

  • Publicly acknowledge the efforts of the Members.
  • Insurance and Safeguarding/DBS benefits together with the teaching/learning resources provided by ART mean that the TC Members can operate and develop independently to become a model for good practice.
  • ART based teaching and learning within the TC environment produces effective and rapid results, leading to motivated learners achieving a high standard.
  • The TC is listed within the ART web site and should be seen as a hallmark by both the general and ringing public.
  • TC status will increase the likelihood of a successful grant application for new equipment.

For ART:

  • Greater income through the use of our resources and giving regular donations.
  • Learners who have been through the ART Training Scheme are likely to encourage its use in the future.
  • Feedback from TCs is an important aspect for continuous improvement of the Scheme.

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ART are aware of a number of towers and clusters which are doing very good work, teaching to the ART Training Scheme and with the potential to become TCs which don't meet the criteria that ALL teaching must be carried out by ART Members. To make sure that these efforts are recognised we will be creating ART Teaching Hubs along similar lines to TCs but acknowledging that not all of the teachers will be ART Members.

Alan Bentley
ART Management Committee