Westminster Education Forum

The future for cultural education in England - primary and secondary level curriculum, widening accessibility and developing creative skills

Morning, Thursday, 10th May 2018

Central London

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.


 



Guest of Honour

Senior speaker confirmed from Arts Council England

Guest of Honour

Senior speaker confirmed from Arts Council England

Chair

Lord Inglewood

Speakers

Stephanie Raynor

Headteacher, Childer Thornton Primary School, Cheshire

Mark Miller

Circuit Programme National Lead and Convenor, Young People Programmes, Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Mark Londesborough

Associate Director, Creative Learning and Development, RSA

Anita Bath

Headmistress, Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Darren Northcott

National Official, Education, NASUWT

Sophie Leach

Assistant General Secretary, National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)

Deborah Annetts

Chief Executive Officer, ISM

Nishy Lall

Sky Academy Manager, Sky