22 December 2014

Policy and Practice Round-up December 2014

This month we bring you good news for cultural learning in Wales, news of Bob and Roberta Smith standing for parliament and how to host a husting, the Lords debate on arts education, a new CEO of Arts Council, their Create magazine and something you probably already have a view on - 'What do we mean by a good education'?

12 November 2014

Rise of Initial Teacher Training places for arts subjects

October brought us some really good news from the Department for Education: a large rise in the number of teacher training places for specialist arts teachers in Dance, Drama, Design and Technology and Art and Design

31 October 2014

Policy and Practice Round-up October 2014

This month we bring you a round-up of last month's party conference activity, Nicky Morgan's recent speech on STEM, a new education manifesto from the Crafts Council, opportunities from the BFI, Mighty Creatives and Siobahn Davies, inspiration from the RSA, consultation requests from Arts Council, this round of the PE and Sport Premium, and our congratulations to the Clore Duffield Foundation on it’s 50th birthday. 

13 October 2014

In depth: Progress 8 and school accountability

As many of you already know and as we have reported before, secondary school accountability measures are changing and from summer 2016 schools will be judged on a whole new set of measures and criteria.

15 September 2014

Reading and literacy highlight

September the 8th was UNESCO’s International Literacy Day, with the organisation’s website urging colleagues across the world to recognise that Literacy is a key lever for change and social mobility, as well as highlighting projects in different nations. 

15 September 2014

GCSE and A Level consultations

As we reported in our last newsletter the Department of Education is currently running a consultation on GCSE and A Level Art & Design, Dance and Music subject content requirements.

30 July 2014

Culture Vote 2015 - Manifesto asks

A key activity of the CLA this year has been pushing for cultural learning to be included in the party manifestos being prepared for the May 2015 general election.

30 July 2014

GCSE and A Level reform

Some of the work we have all been doing on Arts GCSEs and A Levels came to fruition in July. Art & Design, Dance and Music GCSE, and Dance and Music AS and A Level subject content and assessment went out to public consultation.

26 April 2014

GCSE and A Level announcements

On April 9 Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education announced that Art & Design, Dance, Drama and Music GCSEs would be part of the suite of qualifications to be reformed ready for teaching from 2016.

11 April 2014

Arts GCSEs to be reformed for 2016

On Wednesday Michael Gove, Education Secretary announced that Art & Design, Dance, Drama and Music GCSEs would be part of the suite of qualifications reformed ready for teaching from 2016.

7 April 2014

CLA member survey - respond now!

The Cultural Learning Alliance is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture.We now have over 10,000 members, with more joining every day. 

7 March 2014

Arts GCSEs consultation report

This report forms part of Arts Council England's activity on Arts GCSEs ahead of work by the Department for Education and Ofqual on GCSE reform. Thank you to the many Cultural Learning Alliance members who contributed.

4 March 2014

Dance and Drama Discount Code change

The CLA has seen an email from Lord Nash’s office confirming that Dance and Drama GCSE will not discount each other from 2015 in school performance tables. This is really good news. 

27 February 2014

News from Westminster

February saw debates in parliament on 12 and 13 February on Cultural Learning, the announcement of a review of Discount Codes, cross-party support for STEAM and £750 million (yes you read that right) for Primary School Sports funding.