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Penny Hay

Penny Hay

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Personal statement

Penny Hay (MEd FRSA) is an artist and educator. Penny is a part time senior lecturer at Bath Spa University and the Director of Research for 5x5x5=creativity, a charitable company researching children and young people's creative development. Previously Penny was a teacher with responsibility for the arts, advisory teacher for art and lecturer in arts education at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Education, University of London, Roehampton Institute and the University of the West of England.

Penny has worked extensively in arts education across the UK and co-ordinated the professional development programme for the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD). She was instrumental in setting up the National Artist Teacher Scheme with Arts Council England and NSEAD that offers teachers the opportunity to develop their own creative practice, culminating in the first summer school at Tate Modern.

Penny coordinated CEDES (Creative Education: Disaffection, Exclusion and Society): a two-year action research project, in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Education and Democracy at the University of the West of England. She was also a Creative Agent for Creativity Culture and Education (CCE) 2008-11 and co-convened the SW Hub for the Cambridge Primary Review Trust 2014-6, researching the Power of the Arts in Primary Schools.

Penny is a member of the Crafts Council Learning and Development Advisory Group, RSA Cultural Learning Research Group, BERA Creativity in Education Special Interest Group and Bath Spa's Centre for Culture and Creative Industries. She works internationally with University Autonoma Barcelona and University of Aukland Creative Education Advisory Team.

Penny integrates her experience in arts and education with participative action research, engaging individuals, institutions and communities. Her doctoral research is focused on how as adults we support children's identity as artists. Penny is a school governor and active in children's rights. She is an elected Fellow of the RSA and has an award from Action for Children’s Arts for her contribution to arts education.

Current signature projects are Forest of Imagination, House of Imagination and School Without Walls.

Academic qualifications

  • MEd Bath Spa University.

Professional qualifications

  • BEd (Hons)
  • MEd.

Professional memberships

  • RSA
  • Early Education
  • Sightlines Initiative
  • Action for Children's Arts
  • Engage
  • Tate.

Other external roles

  • RSA Fellow
  • South West coordination team: Cambridge Primary Review Trust
  • Executive Member: Action for Children's Arts
  • Bath Cultural Education Partnership
  • Craneworks Steering Group.

Teaching specialism

  • Arts education and creativity
  • Teaching: PGCE Primary and Early Years, Education Studies, Guest lecturer for Artist Teacher Scheme and Graduate opportunities; PMP tutor; CPD
  • Public Engagement
  • Member of Creativity in Education Research Group.

External examiners

  • University of Wales in Newport graduate Art Education courses 2002-5.

Current scholarship

  • PhD.

Recent professional updating

  • School of Education Research seminars.

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Researching children researching the world: 5x5x5 = creativity
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Bancroft, S, Fawcett, M and Hay, P, eds. (2008) Researching children researching the world: 5x5x5 = creativity. Trentham Books, Stoke on Trent. ISBN 9781858564340


Oxfordshire creativity project: in partnership with 5x5x5=creativity and early education
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Fawcett, M, Bancroft, S and Hay, P (2008) Oxfordshire creativity project: in partnership with 5x5x5=creativity and early education. 5x5x5 = creativity.


5x5x5 = creativity in the early years
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Fawcett, M and Hay, P (2003) 5x5x5 = creativity in the early years. Arts Development, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bath. ISBN 0954617606


Working with contemporary art : resource pack
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Mindel, C and Hay, P (1999) Working with contemporary art : resource pack. BBC, London. ISBN 0563463031


Way in, way out: an action research project which documents the "Helplines" series of talks and workshops organised by Arnolfini Education and Art on Tour
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Hay, P (1996) Way in, way out: an action research project which documents the "Helplines" series of talks and workshops organised by Arnolfini Education and Art on Tour. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. ISBN 090773846X


5x5x5=creativity: principles, learning and our legacy
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Hay, P (2017) '5x5x5=creativity: principles, learning and our legacy.' In: Goodliff, G, Canning, N, Parry, J and Miller, L, eds. Young children’s play and creativity: multiple voices. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138214064


Creative primary schools: developing and maintaining pedagogy for creativity
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Craft, A, Cremin, T, Hay, P and Clack, J (2015) 'Creative primary schools: developing and maintaining pedagogy for creativity.' In: Chappell, K, Cremin, T and Jeffrey, B, eds. Creativity, education and society: writings of Anna Craft. Trentham Books, London. ISBN 9781858566665


5x5x5 = creativity in the early years
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Fawcett, M and Hay, P (2009) '5x5x5 = creativity in the early years.' In: Herne, S, Cox, S and Watts, R, eds. Readings in primary art education. Readings in art & design education series . Intellect, Bristol, pp. 231-247. ISBN 9781841502427


Chapter 5
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Hay, P (1997) 'Chapter 5.' In: Inman, S and Wane, R, eds. Development education within Initial Teacher Education: shaping a better future. Oxfam, London. ISBN 9780855983901


Development education issues in art education - a primary art multicultural resource project
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Hay, P (1997) 'Development education issues in art education - a primary art multicultural resource project.' In: Inman, S and Wade, R, eds. Development education within initial teacher training : shaping a better future. Oxfam Education, Oxford. ISBN 9780855983901


Creative primary schools: developing and maintaining pedagogy for creativity
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Craft, A, Cremin, T, Hay, P and Clack, J (2014) 'Creative primary schools: developing and maintaining pedagogy for creativity.' Ethnography and Education, 9 (1). pp. 16-34. ISSN 1745-7831


The roles and development needs of teachers to promote creativity: a systematic review of literature
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Davies, D, Jindal-Snape, D, Digby, R, Howe, A, Collier, C and Hay, P (2014) 'The roles and development needs of teachers to promote creativity: a systematic review of literature.' Teaching and Teacher Education, 41 (July). pp. 34-41. ISSN 0742-051X


Creative learning environments in education : a systematic literature review
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Davies, D, Jindal-Snape, D, Collier, C, Digby, R, Hay, P and Howe, A (2013) 'Creative learning environments in education : a systematic literature review.' Thinking Skills and Creativity, 8 (April). pp. 80-91. ISSN 1871-1871


The impact of creative learning environments on learners: a systematic literature review
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Davies, D, Jindal-Snape, D, Collier, C, Digby, R, Hay, P and Howe, A (2013) 'The impact of creative learning environments on learners: a systematic literature review.' Improving Schools, 16 (1). pp. 21-31. ISSN 1365-4802


Artists interventions
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Hay, P (2011) 'Artists interventions.' ReFocus, Autumn (10). p. 24. ISSN 1747-8456


Creativity should be a democratic right: 5x5x5=creativity's practice-based research
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Fawcett, M and Hay, P (2011) 'Creativity should be a democratic right: 5x5x5=creativity's practice-based research.' AD Magazine, 1.


5x5x5 = creativity in the early years
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Fawcett, M and Hay, P (2004) '5x5x5 = creativity in the early years.' International Journal of Art and Design Education, 23 (3). pp. 234-245. ISSN 1476-8070


Being explorers
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Hay, P and Whitehouse, C (2015) Being explorers. In: ASE West of England November Conference, 14 November 2015, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Exploring creative practice in maths and creativity
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Coles, A and Hay, P (2013) Exploring creative practice in maths and creativity. In: Tackling Underachievement Through Ceativity in Primary Mathematics, 27th November 2013, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.


School without walls
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Hay, P (2012) School without walls. In: School Without Walls: Breaking Down the Walls of Schools and Cultural Centres, 28 September 2012, The Egg Theatre, Bath.


Schools without walls
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Hay, P (2012) Schools without walls. In: Worlds Together Conference, 6 - 8 September 2012, Tate Modern.


5x5x5 = creativity
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Hay, P (2011) 5x5x5 = creativity. In: Creativity conference: shaping the future, 15 July 2011, Newton Park, Bath Spa University.


HEARTS - The Bath Spa experience
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Davies, D and Hay, P (2008) HEARTS - The Bath Spa experience. In: BERA Annual Conference, 3-6 September 2008, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.


The role of adults in supporting children's learning
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Bennett, V and Hay, P (2007) The role of adults in supporting children's learning. In: BESA Third Annual Conference Alternative Visions of Education, 6 July 2007 - 7 July 2007, Bath Spa University, Bath.


5x5x5 = creativity
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Hay, P (2005) 5x5x5 = creativity. In: How old do you have to be to be an artist, 30th June 2005, Tate Modern.


School without walls : a reflective commentary
commissioned_report

Elders, L and Hay, P (2012) School without walls : a reflective commentary.


Making art work
commissioned_report

Hay, P (2001) Making art work.


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