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Ms A Tagg (Head of Department) has a background in Fine Art, particularly performance art and hand sewn textiles at MA. She has exhibited as part of the ‘Woven’ exhibition in 2016 and is currently working on a project as part of the ‘Warriors’ exhibition to take place later in 2017. During her time at Silverdale she has taught both Photography and Fine Art. Her interests outside work include collating collections of vintage clothing and plastics.

Mrs M McCabe has a BA specialisng in Ceramics. She is a board member of the Wirksworth Festival and responsible for selecting work for display each year. During her time at Silverdale she has taught Fine Art and Drama and is also responsible for the induction of ITT students as part of the Teaching School.
Mrs McCabe has lead after school art projects in tandem with Mrs Wilson, including the Big Draw Mural in 2016 and has organised life drawing with A-level students at Chesterfield College.

Mrs I Wilson is a specialist in Fine Art with both a BA and MA in the subject. She specialised in sculpture and installation art during her academic studies. During her time at Silverdale, she has taught both Fine Art and Photography and been a mentor to ITT students in the department. Mrs Wilson has encouraged her students to create installation projects for display throughout the school, adding much needed critical focus to shared spaces within the building.

All staff teach across all three key stages.

Miss J Longland has a background in furniture and 3D design. She is planning to combine her love of making with plans for a public venture to showcase her designs…watch this space! Miss Longland is the part-time technician in both Art and Design & Technology.