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09 December 2019

Policy and Practice round-up December 2019

This month we bring you news of the OECD PISA results and the news that England will be opting out of the 2021 creative thinking test; the Frankfurt declaration for arts education; arts education manifestos; election lobbying; and the £50,000 Fusion Prize.

27 November 2019

General Election 2019 manifestos

What do they mean for arts, culture and learning?

In this briefing we will compare and contrast the policies most relevant to cultural learning in the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative Manifestos.

13 November 2019

Policy and Practice round-up November 2019

This month we bring you news of the new £9,000 Art & Design PGCE bursary; cultural learning election manifestos; DfE analysis of GCSE entries and new guidance on Character Education; plus international practice, research and advocacy links.

15 October 2019

Durham Commission report is published

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education has today launched a report and recommendations for the promotion of creativity in education in England.

25 September 2019

Cultural Learning in England: 20 years of policy

This would seem the perfect time to look back over the last 20 years of cultural learning policy in England: the initiatives, the funding, the key players and the changing policy climate.

04 September 2019

Policy and Practice round-up September 2019

This month we bring you news of three former education secretaries calling for the end of the EBacc; Bob and Roberta Smith calling for every child to study an arts GCSE; DfE removing the Facilitating Subjects reference on the EBacc webpage; MP Ed Vaizey calling for arts at the heart of the curriculum; details of all the new Arts and Education Ministers; two reports from the Sutton Trust and Teacher Tapp, and the Nuffield Foundation, on teacher recruitment; that Arts subjects are the most likely to be taught by specialist teachers in secondary schools; and Arts qualifications being de-funded.