Mandy Barrett is an artist and Specialist Art teacher working at a primary school in West Yorkshire.
After leaving school she studied for four years at Bretton Hall University, situated within the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where she gained a BEd in Primary Education, specialising in Art.
She has taught within primary Schools since 2002 and has recently taken on the post of Specialist Art teacher at Gomersal Primary School. She has had the opportunity to revamp an old art room into a fully functioning, creative, bustling environment where children are taught art projects on a weekly basis. Over 420 children now have the opportunity to learn a variety of art skills and take part in a colourful, creative curriculum within this space, with sketchbook use as a particular focus. Local artists are also employed to enhance the curriculum and to work with children and adults during after school clubs.
Mandy is now beginning to offer support to the local primary schools within her network and runs a school art blog and Twitter account to showcase the children’s work.