This month we bring you the National Education Union calling for a curriculum ‘revolution’; a new report on using arts enrichment to improve school attendance; updates on the plans of the new Chief of Ofsted; predictions for education policy and practice in 2024; troubling news of cultural funding cuts in Suffolk; and new funding streams for cultural events in the West Midlands.
It’s some months since we shared our draft Manifesto Asks for the 2024 General Election, and since then we have consulted further, and run a consensus workshop with our Advisory Panel members. We have honed the language and made some specific changes, and we thought it would be helpful to share them with you again at this final draft stage in order to be very transparent about our drafting process, and to seek further input from our members. You can read the latest version here.
This is our annual round-up of the Cultural Learning Alliance’s (CLA) activity over the past year. We spent 2023 championing the rights of every child to arts and culture, with a particular focus on building our evidence work, and lobbying and advocating for policy change in advance of the 2024 General Election.