16 December 2015

Policy and practice round-up December 2015

This month we bring you new Kings College CultureCase evidence on the value of arts education, how the arts help us cope with uncertainty, continuing concerns about the arts being squeezed out of schools and a reminder to contact your MP after the spending review.

16 November 2015

Policy and practice round-up November 2015

This month we bring you news of Ofsted’s report on apprenticeships, British Science Association work that links to STEAM, the winner of the RIBA Sterling Prize, thoughts about testing in schools and a call to do one more thing.

16 November 2015

STEAM Hack October 2015

On 28-29 October we hosted a 24-hour Hack at the Science Museum to explore the notion of STEAM: adding the A of ‘arts’ to the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

16 November 2015

English Baccalaureate plans

On 3 November Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, made a speech outlining the plans for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) which Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, trailed in the summer. She also announced the opening of a consultation about how the plans will be implemented.

19 October 2015

Policy and Practice round-up October 2015

This month we bring you details of the new Ofsted framework; the new Artsmark; an invitation to a CLA STEAM event at the Science Museum; a dance education conference; and the new Space for Learning publication.

11 September 2015



Join us at the Science Museum, London for a STEAM Hack in October!

8 September 2015

Policy and Practice round-up September 2015

This month we bring you news of a Culture White Paper; Arts GCSEs including a fall of 14%; OCR’s five reasons to study creative subjects; a letter from a curious parent to Nicky Morgan; ideas for a CD19 commitment; and a film from What Next? generation – the power of culture.

2 July 2015

Policy and Practice Round-up July 2015

This month we bring you news of; changes to Ofsted, a New Education bill, the Creative Industries Boom and employer needs, Artsmark, our Hay festival debate 'Should young people study the arts?', the new Children's Laureate, Sing Up and #CreateUK.

18 June 2015

Education policy: Ebacc update

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, made a speech on 11 June announcing the government’s renewed emphasis on the English Baccalaureate and Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, also spoke about the policy on the 16 June. 

1 June 2015

Policy and Practice Round-up June 2015

This month we bring you evidence for the value of an arts education, a STEAM update, CLA at the Hay Festival, some summer reading and an invitation to submit a short film to Close-up on climate

1 June 2015

A new government

We have some new faces and some familiar faces in the Education and Culture departments of the new government

5 May 2015

Policy and Practice round-up May 2015

This month we bring you news of What Next?, Creativity vs. Robots, Darren Henley's new role, ArtWorks reports and a call for proposals, CLA at the Hay Festival and the Ahead for Culture conference

1 May 2015

The last five years: Cultural Learning and this Parliament

As election day and the prospect of a new government grow closer and closer we wanted to take a moment to think about the last five years and the changes to the cultural learning landscape that have taken place over this parliament.

27 April 2015

Manifestos are out!

All the major parties have now published their Manifesto documents and (as our Twitter followers will know) we’ve been through them all with a tooth-comb. 

6 April 2015

Election Watch

Parliment was dissolved on Monday 30 March. This means that we no longer have MPs and that campaigning for our votes starts in earnest for the 7 May general election.

1 April 2015

Policy and Practice round-up April 2015

This month we bring you a Budget round-up, some useful evidence on ‘Narrowing the Gap’, the New ITT framework, developments to English Heritage and Hiive – the professional network from Creative Skillset.

10 February 2015

Election time! Policies for cultural learning

As we get nearer and nearer to the election and the politcial parties across the spectrum put the finishing touches to their manifestos, we thought we'd share with you again the most recent version of the document we've been using in our conversations.

29 January 2015

Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training is published

In April 2014 Sir Andrew Carter was asked by the Department of Education to review initial teacher training (ITT). The CLA submitted evidence to the Review and were very interested to read Sir Andrew’s report and the government’s response – published on 19 January

29 January 2015

BBC Get Creative: What’s the future of education?

Get Creative is a new, public-facing, year long campaign led by the BBC together with many other partners. It aims to raise the profile of arts, culture and creativity, to highlight their central place in all our lives and to celebrate where they happen all over the nation.