This month we bring you news of Ofsted research on teaching music; guidance from the DfE on teaching for education recovery; research from the Centre for Cultural Value demonstrating public belief in the power of the arts to improve wellbeing; a call for stories from Dance graduates from One Dance; and how to get involved in the social media campaign #ArtIsEssential.
Department for Education figures published 17 June show that between November 2019 and November 2020 the number of hours the arts were taught in secondary schools overall increased by +2% and the number of arts teachers did not change. However, Design & Technology continues to see falls; in the last year the number of teachers and hours taught fell by -7%. The number of children in England’s secondary schools went up by +2% over the same period.
This month we bring you news of a Welsh Labour manifesto commitment to a National Music Service; the #ProtectStudentChoice campaign fighting for BTEC funding; the new Future Skills report from Kingston University; why a change in recording date means that children most in need are missing out on pupil premium funding; the call for Proposals for the World Alliance for Arts Education Virtual Global Summit and an uplifting video compilation of Tweets from the Festival of School and College Arts.