CLA champions a right to arts and culture for every child. It uses evidence to demonstrate the ways in which an arts-rich education provides skills for life and skills for work, enabling all children to fulfil their potential. Working with educators, arts education practitioners and policy makers, it aims to create positive and sustained shifts in arts and cultural learning access, opportunities and experiences, and in national policy, infrastructure and funding. Working on behalf of its members, CLA is actively inclusive and applies a social justice lens to all its activity.
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.