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.
This month we bring you news of new DCMS and DfE ministers; the Music Education Plan call for Evidence; DCMS economic estimates that show the creative industries are growing at five times the rate of the rest of the economy; the teacher Early Career Framework providers and rollout areas, and an IFS report covering the impact on lifetime earnings of studying creative arts degrees.