As performance targets squeeze the arts to the margins of the curriculum, only the most courageous of state schools are continuing to provide the bedrock of ongoing opportunities that were available to previous generations. Pauline Tambling charts the decline.
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.
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.