24 April 2018

New CLA Strategy Group appointed

Following a governance review last year the CLA Steering Group reformed the CLA’s structure. From now on, a Strategy Group will set the CLA’s strategic direction, supported by an Advisory Panel of colleagues from across the arts and education sectors.

23 April 2018

What is the current state of the arts in schools?

On 10 April Nick Gibb, Minster of State for School Standards, announced that there is now funding to the tune of £496 million for arts in schools. The Department for Education (DfE) news story stated:

‘Music, art and design, drama and dance are included in the national curriculum and compulsory in all maintained schools from the age of 5 to 14. The additional £96m takes the total level of support for music and arts programmes to £496 million since 2016.’

Given all this you would be forgiven for thinking the crisis in the arts in schools than much has been written on recently (see BBC, Daily Mail, Economist, Evening Standard and Guardian articles) has been averted. This is not the case.

26 March 2018

Policy and Practice round-up March 2018

This month we bring you news of the Art teacher who won the Global Teacher Prize; key news pieces on the value of the arts; a National Audit Office report showing funding for Arts development is down 41% since 2010; two consultations; details of a freelance role working with the CLA on social media support; and a profile of Sue Jay who won a Pearson Teaching Award last year.

26 March 2018

Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

The long-awaited Durham Commission on Creativity and Education was announced on 19 February. It is a collaboration between Arts Council England (ACE) and Durham University.

28 February 2018

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.

08 February 2018

Policy and Practice round-up 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

News from Westminster

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.