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Policy and Practice round-up June 2019

This month we bring you news of important recommendations from the DCMS Select Committee report Changing Lives; the Social Mobility Commission 6th state of the nation report; a new Minister for the Arts; DfE’s call for character education evidence; BBC reports on the value of music education; and a call for more drama in schools.

Creativity and the arts are so powerful to young hearts and minds and can be their salvation. In the midst of creative teaching and learning you cannot tell who is gifted and talented, who is Pupil Premium (disadvantaged) or who has special needs. It is inclusive, can communicate in a universal language, and can change lives for the better.

Wendy Rawlinson Headteacher, Queen Victoria School, Dudley, Platinum Artsmark School

30 May 2019

To the CLA membership I want to say ‘hello’ and how pleased I am to be the current Chair of the CLA.

It strikes me that there has never been a more important time for an independent voice that champions the place and importance of arts and cultural learning in young people’s lives.

23 May 2019

Today the Russell Group of universities has announced that it is removing the list of facilitating subjects from the guidance it publishes to help young people select the subjects they will study at GCSE and post 16.