At the core of the ART learning scheme for ringing teachers are its three modules, each of which starts with a one-day course. The modules focus on the teaching of:
- Bell Handling
- Foundation Skills
- Elementary Change Ringing
An integral part of the success of these schemes is the after-course support which allows teachers to put into practise that which they have learned. SmART Ringer, is the ART on-line learning website, provides access to educational resources, tools and guidance.
Together, mentoring and on-line learning form the backbone of the skills development period in which theory is translated into practice.
Accreditation and ART Membership
Accreditation is for teachers who wish to be recognised for the quality of their teaching.
Accredited teachers use ART good practice techniques and follow ART policies and guidelines. Accreditation can be through one of two pathways; either as a teacher, or as a mentor. They have equal value and both lead to ART Membership.
Accredited teachers receive a certificate when they pass, and their accreditation is published here on the ART website.
The annual ART Awards recognise exceptional teachers and groups who are doing good things teaching ringing. The ART Awards are open to all teachers, not just ART Members.
Walsoken Tower and its ringing activities are insured under the church’s Ecclesiastical Insurance policy.
Additionally: ART has made arrangements with Ecclesiastical Insurance to specifically include Hubs & Centres (such as Walsoken) in the description of the ART's liability insurance. ART Members (Jeanette & Bob at Walsoken) have this cover anyway, but specifically adding affiliated Hubs & centres provides extra security for other training events. Supervision by an ART Member, however, remains a requirement.
The Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers has its own insurance. This covers all ringing members and anybody under instruction by a member prior to their acceptance for membership. This cover is for;
Or carrying out work in the tower, on bells, fittings and framework.
When you can ring alone safely Walsoken tower will sponsor your application for acceptance to the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers which is recommended but not mandatory.