Morning, Thursday, 10th May 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Bringing together stakeholders and key policymakers, this conference will assess the future for cultural education in England.
It comes with Ofsted highlighting the importance of a broad and rich curriculum as they carry out a review of the curriculum in England, and follows the launch of The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education in September 2017 assessing the impact of children’s experience of arts and culture on their development.
Sessions examine key issues for cultural education provision in the curriculum at primary and secondary level - amid concern around a lack of specialised teachers for cultural education subjects and on the impact of the EBacc on student participation in cultural education subjects, following the publication of the EBacc consultation response.
Delegates will also consider measures that can be taken across the cultural sector to widen accessibility to arts and cultural experiences for children, with Arts Council England calling for closer working between the art, culture and education sectors.
With the Government’s Industrial Strategy highlighting the importance of growing talent pipelines for the creative industries, further discussion will consider steps that can be taken to equip children with skills for the creative industries, and other sectors.