Job Ladder - Matt Griffiths

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21 Jun 2018

Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.

First encounters with opera

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12 Jul 2018

Many children steer well clear of opera, but the artform has allowed primary school pupils in Norfolk to discover new heights of confidence and creativity. Genevieve Raghu explains how.

A role for the commercial sector

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12 Jul 2018

Clare Edwards argues that commercial organisations can extend access to music education - without compromising on quality.

Exploring mental health through dance

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12 Jul 2018

A project in three Manchester secondary schools engaged students in discussions about mental health and enabled them to develop their own creative responses through dance and movement. Kevin Edward Turner tells the story.

Making learning messy

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12 Jul 2018

A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.

Putting the arts back into the classroom

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10 Jul 2018

A new cultural curriculum in Bristol aims to reverse the decline in arts education. Phil Castang explains how the creative arts can enrich the teaching of STEM subjects.

Russell Group universities urged to revise A level subject advice

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06 Jul 2018

ISM Chief Executive Deborah Annetts told peers the current selection of ‘facilitating subjects’ was not based on evidence and had skewed students’ A level choices.

Arts teacher numbers plummet by almost a quarter

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05 Jul 2018

9,000 secondary school arts teachers have left their jobs in England since 2011.

Roundhouse outlines vision for £15m centre for young creatives

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28 Jun 2018

The London arts venue still needs to find £5m to begin work on the project, which would provide space and support to 18 to 30 year olds looking to start a career in the creative industries.

Widen definition of culture to engage young people, report says

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28 Jun 2018

New research into the cultural consumption habits of teenagers finds tattoos and Netflix are part of their understanding of culture.

Space to play and learn

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27 Jun 2018

With arts engagement known to play a key role in social mobility, Claudine Matthews calls for UK cultural institutions to take a cue from the Finnish and become more welcoming to young children and families.

Lynette Shanbury appointed to lead Polka Theatre

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08 Jun 2018

She will join the children’s theatre as Executive Director in August as it gears up for a major redevelopment.

Early successes for Wales’ creative learning plan

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01 Jun 2018

An interim report for the five-year programme is positive, but warns there will be challenges to maintaining the programme once financial support comes to an end.

EXCLUSIVE: Collapse in GCSE arts subjects gathers pace

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29 May 2018

The fall in entry numbers for GCSE arts subjects has reached record levels, but an Ofqual report understates dramatic losses in design and technology.

Teacher of the year: ‘We must make parents value arts in schools’

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25 May 2018

The comments, made at a panel event on arts education, come as the RSA launches a new network of cultural practitioners to better support the use of evidence in education.

Call for ‘joined-up thinking’ in music education funding

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18 May 2018

Music Education Hubs should lead the way in using music to address social need among children and young people, a report by Sound Connections has said.

Ofsted culture lead: ‘I’ve not seen arts side-lined in schools’

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11 May 2018

The newly appointed National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts said she would wait to hear the views of inspectors from across the country before drawing conclusions about the national state of arts education.

Breaking the cycle

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10 May 2018

To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

A technical route into the arts

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10 May 2018

Sara Whybrew explores the impact that the new T Level qualifications – an alternative to apprenticeships or A Levels – may have on the arts sector.

A step in the right direction

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10 May 2018

Creative organisations in East London have joined forces to offer local young people the chance to develop employment skills in paid internships. Julia Hayes tells the story.

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