News

02 July 2019

Policy and Practice round-up July 2019

This month we bring you news of the Curriculum for Wales consultation; a Science Minister speech on the importance of Arts; Arts Council England’s draft ten year strategy; provisional A Level and GCSE arts entries for 2019; the University of Leeds to be first UK Centre for Cultural Value; the CBI calling for a creative subject to be added to the EBacc; and the Sutton Trust Elitist Britain report.

01 July 2019

What is cultural capital?

For the first time the new Ofsted framework requires schools to develop their pupils’ cultural capital. In this blog post we provide a quick summary of some of the history, academic thinking and definitions of this key term.

03 June 2019

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.

30 May 2019

A note from our new chair Jacqui O’Hanlon, Director of Education RSC

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

Facilitating subjects scrapped

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.

01 May 2019

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.

30 April 2019

Policy and Practice round-up May 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

Policy and Practice round-up 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

Respond to the Ofsted Consultation!

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.