The Cultural Learning Alliance is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture

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Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman: importance of a broad curriculum

On 11 October Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector for Ofsted, gave a speech on the key findings of their recent curriculum research. This first phase was to investigate how much the new common inspection framework, due to be in place by September 2019, should change to look more closely at curriculum.

Young people’s engagement with culture – the arts and heritage – really helps them to understand each other. It also helps all of us to create strong, vibrant communities, to 
celebrate places and spaces, to acknowledge our shared and different pasts, and to build great foundations for the future.

Sir Peter Luff Chair, Heritage Lottery Fund

15 November 2017

This month we bring you news of the RSA Learning about Culture launch, ‘Caring about Cultural Freedom’ from A New Direction, ‘Life Lessons’ from the Sutton Trust, the Museums Review, consultation on the Culture Strategy for Scotland, the Artsmark partnership programme, evidence that the Arts & Culture industry has grown by 10% in a year and resources to help advocate for Cultural Learning.

26 October 2017

A new briefing published jointly today by the Cultural Learning Alliance and Nesta sets out the need to shift the policy focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by adding the A of arts – turning STEM into STEAM.

28 September 2017

This month we bring you news of the House of Lords EBacc debate, teacher training places, the Sutton Trust report Extra Time, OECD conference on creativity at Durham, Sir Peter Bazelgette’s Independent Review of the Creative Industries, School Funding and the Fun Palaces weekend.