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Policy and Practice round-up May 2018

This month we bring you a possible end to Floor Targets; a highly critical report from the Health and Education Select Committees on the government’s Children’s Mental Health Green Paper; this month’s advocates, including 100 artists and the CBI; plus details of the Go Creative – Get a Job! Conference.

“Working class” kids have been stripped of the traditional places where they once developed cultural capital: the youth club, town hall, local library, or children’s centre. In the 
US, the richest families now spend seven times more on out of school enrichment than the poorest families, a much bigger gap than 40 years ago. All the data points to a similar gap in the UK. Given this, the role of schools as places of cultural and social as well as academic learning has become even more critical.

Dr Lee Elliot Major Chief Executive, Sutton Trust

09 May 2018

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week from the 14-20 May, we are launching our new Briefing written in partnership with the children’s mental health charity a Place2Be.  Including a foreword from a Place2Be’s President and Founder Dame Benita Refson, the briefing sets out why the arts make us happier and healthier and are key to supporting children’s good mental health.

27 April 2018

This month we bring you all things careers and employability related: news of new careers advice requirements for schools; careers support from the arts sector; how to become an Enterprise Advisor; plus wise words from this month’s advocates and what we’ve been reading on Twitter.