‘The panel commends Dryden’s support for arts and culture. The school uses the Arts effectively for inspiration and for developing pupil confidence and self-esteem. Pupils have access to specialist expertise alongside a consistent range of experiences that lead to showcasing opportunities, such as drama and music performances. There is a strong drama partnership across the Federation, providing teaching support, skills sharing and curriculum design. There are schemes of work designed to increase arts knowledge, skills and understanding across the school, and the arts are used broadly across the curriculum. The Arts are included within the school improvement plan, and senior leaders are supportive’

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