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Education Select Committee gives Nick Gibb a grilling

Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards and Anne Milton, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills were grilled by the Education Select Committee on 3 April on the subject of school and college funding, and how our current education system is preparing children for the 4th industrial revolution.

This work [Arts & Culture SE Bridge Partnership Investment Programme, Artswork] provides a clear direction and focus to enable young people to re-evaluate their lives at a crucial time, and could significantly help in reducing reoffending. They are to be commended for this.

Simon Hayes Police & Crime Commissioner, Hampshire (to May 2016)

30 April 2019

This month we bring you the latest on the Arts Council England 10 year strategy; a call for an Arts Premium from the RSC Deputy Director; the Creative Opportunity lecture from Sir Nicholas Serota; evidence that reformed GCSEs offer fewer opportunities to develop creativity; the Sutton Trust 2019 teacher survey results; new research on the contribution of arts to the UK Economy; new Early Years resources for the museum and heritage sector; training on using cohort data for the data geeks among you; and upcoming conferences.

01 April 2019

This month we bring you news of Ofsted subject reviews; Teacher Tapp data on music education; Andreas Schleicher of the OECD’s evidence for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Inquiry, including the importance of teacher CPD and the statement ‘art may become more important than maths’; the launch of the Creative Industries Federation Creative Careers programme; Paul Hamlyn Teacher Development Fund evaluation with CPD lessons for the sector; details of the new National Lottery Heritage Fund grants, and a reminder to celebrate World Creativity & Innovation Week.

20 March 2019

Ofsted is currently consulting on a new framework for the assessment of schools, early years and further education institutions. This could potentially have a number of implications for arts and cultural learning. This post gives you some of our initial thoughts and tells you how to make yours known.