Pauline Tambling reflects on the closure of Creative & Cultural Skills. We hear this week that Creative & Cultural Skills is to close. This marks another loss for the Sector Skills Council world, which for almost two decades has helped put industry at the heart of influencing national skills and employment policy.
This month we bring you Ofsted’s latest subject review findings on Music and Dance; what the idea for the Advanced British Standard might mean for post-16 education in England; new teacher training bursaries for arts subjects; CLA’s latest work with the sports education sector; changes to the CLA; and an opportunity to apply to be a trustee of CLA.
As we finalise our GE2024 Manifesto Asks, we are inviting colleagues to share their views on some of our Asks for the future, and their perspectives on past progress. This month we are looking back to Joe Hallgarten’s 2008 observations on an arts entitlement, and reflections on a vision for a sustained engagement with high quality culture that could help to shape a great childhood – with children being seen as arts creators and leaders, as well as audiences and participants.