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What we did in 2019

Welcome to our annual round-up of CLA activity.

2019 saw Brexit continue to dominate our political life, an election, a new government, two different education ministers and three different arts ministers in post. We expect 2020 to hold similar upheavals for the arts and education sectors.

Creativity and the arts are so powerful to young hearts and minds and can be their salvation. In the midst of creative teaching and learning you cannot tell who is gifted and talented, who is Pupil Premium (disadvantaged) or who has special needs. It is inclusive, can communicate in a universal language, and can change lives for the better.

Wendy Rawlinson Headteacher, Queen Victoria School, Dudley, Platinum Artsmark School

09 December 2019

This month we bring you news of the OECD PISA results and the news that England will be opting out of the 2021 creative thinking test; the Frankfurt declaration for arts education; arts education manifestos; election lobbying; and the £50,000 Fusion Prize.

27 November 2019

What do they mean for arts, culture and learning?

In this briefing we will compare and contrast the policies most relevant to cultural learning in the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative Manifestos.