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27 April 2018

Policy and Practice round-up April 2018

This month we bring you all things careers and employability related: news of new careers advice requirements for schools; careers support from the arts sector; how to become an Enterprise Advisor; plus wise words from this month’s advocates and what we’ve been reading on Twitter.

24 April 2018

New CLA Strategy Group appointed

Following a governance review last year the CLA Steering Group reformed the CLA’s structure. From now on, a Strategy Group will set the CLA’s strategic direction, supported by an Advisory Panel of colleagues from across the arts and education sectors.

23 April 2018

What is the current state of the arts in schools?

On 10 April Nick Gibb, Minster of State for School Standards, announced that there is now funding to the tune of £496 million for arts in schools. The Department for Education (DfE) news story stated:

‘Music, art and design, drama and dance are included in the national curriculum and compulsory in all maintained schools from the age of 5 to 14. The additional £96m takes the total level of support for music and arts programmes to £496 million since 2016.’

Given all this you would be forgiven for thinking the crisis in the arts in schools than much has been written on recently (see BBC, Daily Mail, Economist, Evening Standard and Guardian articles) has been averted. This is not the case.