29 November 2012

Culture and arts in schools: Campaign Update

Last month we posted on the growing crisis facing arts in schools, and since then there has been a great deal of activity, with educational and cultural leaders speaking up in many different places and forums about the importance of the arts and culture to teaching and learning.

29 November 2012

What kind of education do we need?

This month has seen a number of reports and inquiries into the purpose of education and to its relationship to creativity and the growth of the creative economy. Here are the headlines and relevant quotes from the on-going DCMS Select Committee Creative Economy Inquiry, Pearson’s new international school league table report, and First Steps, the CBI report on the future of education.

05 November 2012

Arts in Schools: Growing Crisis

For the last year we have all suspected that the introduction of the English Baccalaureate would have a significant effect on the place of the arts and culture in schools, and over the last few weeks we have started to see some evidence that this really is the case.

26 September 2012

Policy and Practice Update September 2012

As the autumn weather begins to bite, and your Facebook feeds are full of back to school photos, we bring you a round-up of policy and practice, from EBacc debates and Pupil Premium increases to Grants for the arts for Libraries, plus conference presentations and blogs.

19 September 2012

Findings: Drama in Schools Survey

Thanks so much to every single person who took the time to send us a response to our survey on Drama in Schools. Even though we ran this consultation for three weeks through the August holiday season, we were overwhelmed by the strength of feeling and expertise of Alliance members. We received over 300 articulate and persuasive responses to our questions.