The Cultural Learning Alliance is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture

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Policy and Practice Round-up September 2016

This month we bring you news from Westminster including consultations, speeches and CLA pledges in the Labour Arts policy, plus new guidance for school governors and news on the All-Wales Arts and Education Programme

Art should be the fourth ‘r’ alongside reading, writing and arithmetic

Sir Nicholas Serota Director, Tate
Great to see CLA member Sarah Saunders of @VADundee involved in competition to design Scottish baby box!…

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As we had feared there has been a significant decline in the number of Arts GCSE entries in England in 2016. Entries are down 21% since 2010 and down 8% since 2015. This is the largest year on year decline for over a decade.

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Despite the seismic implications of the European referendum, there has still been a great deal of activity in the cultural learning world over the last month. We bring you news of; the new Ofsted Chief and the outgoing words of current boss Michael Wilshaw; some new evidence, blogs and arguments for Cultural Learning from Arts Council England; new PISA plans for tests on cultural awareness; the opening of the new Tate Modern extension; great case studies from the RSC and from Yorkshire Dance; good news for cultural learning in Scotland; and the TES School Award winners.