The Office for Students (OfS) is the regulator for Higher Education (HE) in England. On 20 January it launched three consultations on new policies which have significant implications for Arts degrees. If the proposals go ahead all degrees will need to have at least 60% of students go on to managerial or professional employment within 15 months.
When everyone’s identity is shaped by ethnicity, culture and racism, instead of avoiding conversations shouldn’t we better equip our children and ourselves to understand one another and connect? The Arts provide many ways to explore these conversations, and truly diverse representation enables deeper engagement.
mezze eade (CLA’s 2021 Special Advisor on Representation in the Curriculum) discusses the value and importance of work to improve representation in Arts subject curriculums, the broader impacts and what support is available for educators.
This month we bring you news of a select committee call for changes to curriculum and accountability in England to improve take up of creative subjects; how the arts have transformed the fantastic Feversham Primary in Bradford; the Drama and Theatre Education Alliance Seize the Day programme on 18 March; Youth Voice Census 2021 data; and the National Saturday Club’s online Exhibition of Self-Portraits.