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Arts & Health evidence

Ahead of the deadline for the consultation on the Mental Health Green paper on Friday 2 March, we wanted to share some of the evidence on the impact of arts on good health.

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

08 February 2018

This month we bring you news of a BBC survey on cuts to creative subjects in schools, Arts Council England’s ten year strategy consultation, the child poverty map, a request from the RSA and Hearts for the Arts nominees.

08 February 2018

A round-up of all the key news from central government including a new Education Secretary, reports on the teacher recruitment crisis and investment in STEM and a new Inquiry in to the Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport from the DCMS Select Committee.

08 February 2018

Embedding learning through the arts in the primary curriculum

A Blog from Catherine Sutton, Senior Grants Manager, Education and Learning through the Arts, at Paul Hamlyn Foundation about their new Teacher Development Fund.