Last Monday I was invited by three of our national Bridge organisations to host a symposium at the Royal Opera House on the theme of ‘What is the role of creative and cultural learning in a quality education?
This month we bring you news of the RSA’s Arts-Rich Schools report; confirmation of £85 million of investment by the Department for Education in cultural education for 2020/21; and background and research on the Early Years Foundation Stage reform from Earlyarts.
Today Arts Council England (ACE) publishes its new ten-year strategy: a headline vision, and a set of outcomes and investment principles which will govern its work as the ‘national development agency for creativity and culture’.
2019 saw Brexit continue to dominate our political life, an election, a new government, two different education ministers and three different arts ministers in post. We expect 2020 to hold similar upheavals for the arts and education sectors.
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.
After some months of turbulence, a general election has now been called for the 12 December. This post details six different ways that you can help to make the case for the arts and cultural learning in this landscape.
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.