Push to broaden school/arts partnerships in London

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15 Jan 2016

Opportunities for schools to connect with cultural organisations in the capital will be shared through a new online platform aiming to improve communication between the two.

Arts leaders call for EBacc to be scrapped

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08 Jan 2016

A letter published this week in The Times, signed by leading arts professionals, calls for the controversial English Baccalaureate to be dropped.

Campaign gives boost to family arts

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11 Dec 2015

A review of the impact of the Family Arts Campaign finds growing commitment by arts organisations to serving family audiences. 

If at first you don’t succeed…

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10 Dec 2015

The National Theatre isn’t shy about re-approaching a foundation that has previously turned it down. Emily Horn and Bryony Mills explain why.

Academic benefits of the arts remain unproven

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20 Nov 2015

Teach the arts for their intrinsic value, says the Head of The Education Endowment Foundation. 

Hunting for treasure

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12 Nov 2015

Time traveller Steampunk Bob has become (rather surprisingly) a primary school resource for teaching social, moral, cultural and spiritual values, writes Tina Corri.

Meeting Shakespeare

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12 Nov 2015

Georghia Ellinas reveals how Shakespeare’s Globe helps teachers to explore the full relevance of the Bard’s plays to young people.

The vital ingredients

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12 Nov 2015

Opera North’s singing programmes were recently praised for greatly improving the SATs results at two primary schools. But was it really the opera that did it, asks Jacqui Cameron.

Inspired to dance

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12 Nov 2015

There are many barriers to young people engaging in dance. Amy Dalton explains how a programme in Lincolnshire schools is getting around them, and why it’s so important.

The right to a creative childhood

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12 Nov 2015

As creative subjects are squeezed out of the curriculum, what can arts organisations do to ensure all children benefit from culture? Maggie Atkinson has some suggestions.

Fear for arts education as EBacc set to become compulsory

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06 Nov 2015

A consultation is inviting views on the roll-out of the English Baccalaureate as the default for all GCSE pupils.

Reimagining education

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19 Oct 2015

England has some of the unhappiest schoolchildren in the world. But Paul Collard believes bringing artists into the classroom may help change that. 

Schools across Wales to receive ‘Lead Creative Schools’ grant

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16 Oct 2015

Primary and secondary schools in Wales are being funded to take part in the ‘Lead Creative Schools Scheme’, a key pillar of the extensive five-year plan to embed the arts and creativity into the Welsh curriculum.

Arts ‘quality principles’ boost engagement with young people

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15 Oct 2015

Guidelines for gathering feedback from children and young people are helping arts organisations to improve their programmes.

ACE to support 50 new cultural education partnerships

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15 Oct 2015

Bridge organisations will initiate new partnerships that aim to help deliver a consistent cultural education to all children and young people.

In Harmony programme remains popular but research is inconclusive

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09 Oct 2015

The second year report on the In Harmony initiative finds positive engagement but a lack of conclusive data about the success of the programme.

If I were 22 - Tom Bellerby

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05 Oct 2015

Tom Bellerby takes a moment out of his day as Youth Theatre Director at Hull Truck Theatre to share the advice he would give to his younger self.

Hull welcomes creative apprenticeships for young people

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25 Sep 2015

Hull commits to creative apprenticeships ahead of its year as City of Culture 2017.

Work experience that works

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24 Sep 2015

Disappointed by a low take-up in its traineeship scheme, Curious Minds decided to shake things up and think about what disadvantaged young people really need and want, writes Derri Burdon.

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