This month we bring you news that the Welsh Government has extended Creative Learning through the Arts; resources from the EEF and DfE to help education settings; recommendations from the EPI on preventing the disadvantage gap from increasing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic; and the Education select committee Inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 and interviews with the Ofsted Chief Inspector and Minister for Education.
This month we bring you news of how GCSE and A Level grades will be decided this year; the Education Endowment Foundation’s concerns about the impact of school closure on the attainment gap; and advice on how to stay creative and keep your family sane during lockdown – from the world’s best teacher.
We hope you and your families are safe and well as the UK enters at least three weeks of lockdown.
Our social feeds are full of wonderful and creative arts activities that families are doing together at home. Actors are sharing performances online and children are putting up artworks in their windows to cheer up neighbours.
In the midst of all the uncertainty colleagues have been sharing brilliant free arts resources on many of the networks we are part of and we wanted to signpost to some of these.