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.
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.
Sara Whybrew explores the impact that the new T Level qualifications – an alternative to apprenticeships or A Levels – may have on the arts sector.
With over 80% of staff under 30, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s workforce is relatively young. Craig Morrow reveals how providing training and clear progression routes have been key to its success.
At the very heart of Jasmin Vardimon Company is a dedication to education and nurturing talent. Lauren Baldock explains who benefits and how.
The Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England will aim to remove barriers and give young people ownership of musical learning.
A £120k pilot scheme will see ten Northern Ireland secondary schools collaborate with artists on a range of projects to improve wellbeing and increase interest in cultural careers.
The £150m Creative Industries Sector Deal supports the development of creative clusters and the roll out of a creative careers programme but prioritises digital businesses over culture.
ABRSM’s grade eight piano exam syllabus features no women composers this year. Anna Bull calls for music education to start celebrating classical music as a living tradition.
Arts education professionals and politicians met this week as a first step to tackling the structural problems causing the arts to be neglected in many schools.
Arts Council Chair Sir Nicholas Serota will lead a team of 17 creative industry leaders to research the role that ‘creative thinking’ should play within education policy.
Music should be led by young people’s interests and less focused on prescriptive outcomes, according to the findings of a schools action research programme.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation will grant £750k a year to arts organisations helping primary school teachers use the arts in their classrooms.
Following revelations of elitism in music education, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, says it’s time to put the arts back in the heart of primary and secondary schools.
Two arts institutions accepted a lower proportion of students from a state school background than Oxford or Cambridge last year.
CC Skills Chief Executive Pauline Tambling has warned arts subjects in schools are becoming irrelevant and arts-led education work needs to be more job-focused.
The Government is gearing up for the proportion of teaching time devoted to music, drama, art and design in secondary schools to drop as it pushes for 75% of pupils to study a foreign language.
Figures reveal that children living in the most deprived areas and those with lower attainment are the most likely to lose their option to study arts subjects when the English Baccalaureate becomes compulsory.
Over 100,000 children a year will lose the chance to study the arts when the EBacc becomes compulsory in schools, and the least privileged will lose out most. Is this a conspiracy or a cock-up, asks Liz Hill.
The PISA test, traditionally used to compare literacy and numeracy around the globe, will measure creativity in recognition that these skills cannot be automated.