This month we bring you news that the Creative Industries are now worth £101bn to the UK economy; the first report from the new Creative Industries Policy and Research Centre; an ISM Future of Music Education report; how to Fly The Flag for UN Human Rights Day; the SSAT Pure Imagination Conference; and a reminder that the Arts Council England 2020-30 Strategy first stage consultation closes on 2 January.
On 31 October Amanda Spielman, the Chief Inspector wrote to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to set out what Ofsted considers to be major risks to the quality of education and school effectiveness.
This month we bring you news of two reports from the Edge Foundation and CBI/Pearson that reinforce the case for arts education; a Radio 4 Front Row debate on arts education; a Royal Albert Hall call for arts GCSEs and DfE response; funding for teacher development from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation; and a call for nominations to the National Creative Learning Awards.
On 29 October Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented his Budget to Parliament.
This month we bring you news of the RSC/Tate Time to Listen report on the impact of arts-rich schools; a House of Lords debate on music education; a £5m fund for youth performance networks; the Pisa 2021 test on creative thinking; a Frieze magazine article on the ‘extinction’ of arts in schools; a STEAM report from US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and a DASER STEAM event.