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The future for cultural education in England

  • 10th May 2018 - 10th May 2018
  • Central London

Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar

The future for cultural education in England –
primary and secondary level curriculum, widening accessibility and developing creative skills

with

Nicky Morgan, Senior Manager, Children and Young People, Arts Council England and Mark Londesborough, Associate Director, Creative Learning and Development, RSA

and

Deborah Annetts, ISM; Anita Bath, Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle upon Tyne; Nishy Lall, Sky; Sophie Leach, National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD); Mark Miller, Tate Britain and Tate Modern; Janthi Mills-Ward, Hull Truck Theatre; Darren Northcott, NASUWT; Stephanie Raynor, Childer Thornton Primary School, Cheshire; Paul Reeve, Into Film and Nigel Sagar, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Chaired by:

Lord Inglewood and Sharon Hodgson MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education

 

 

 

This timely seminar will bring together stakeholders and key policymakers to assess the future for cultural education in England.

It follows the Government’s Industrial Strategy highlighting the importance of growing talent pipelines for the creative industries and comes with concern around the provision in schools for the sector, delegates will consider steps that can be taken to equip children with the skills needed to succeed in these, and other sectors.

Sessions will also examine key issues for cultural education provision in the curriculum at primary and secondary level – amid concerns around a lack of specialised teachers, and around the impact of the EBacc on student participation in cultural education subjects.

Delegates will also consider measures that can be taken across the cultural sector to widen accessibility to cultural experiences for children, with Arts Council England’s ongoing Cultural Education Challenge seeking to bring about closer working between the arts, cultural and education sectors.

The agenda includes keynote addresses from Nicky Morgan, Senior Manager, Children and Young People, Arts Council England and Mark Londesborough, Associate Director, Creative Learning and Development, RSA.

The seminar also follows key developments – including:

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education – launch of commission assessing the impact of children’s experience of arts and culture on their development due to report in spring 2019;
Ofsted – highlighting the importance of a broad and rich curriculum as they carry out a review of the curriculum in England; and
PISA test – news that the OECD are drawing up questions to measure creativity in children, for inclusion in the 2021 PISA test.

Speakers

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Nicky Morgan, Senior Manager, Children and Young People, Arts Council England and Mark Londesborough, Associate Director, Creative Learning and Development, RSA.

Further confirmed speakers include: Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive Officer, ISM; Anita Bath, Headmistress, Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle upon Tyne; Nishy Lall, Sky Academy Manager, Sky; Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary, National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD); Mark Miller, Circuit Programme National Lead and Convenor, Young People Programmes, Tate Britain and Tate Modern; Janthi Mills-Ward, Executive Director, Hull Truck Theatre; Darren Northcott, National Official, Education, NASUWT; Stephanie Raynor, Headteacher, Childer Thornton Primary School, Cheshire; Paul Reeve, Chief Executive Officer, Into Film and Nigel Sagar, Senior Adviser, Creative and Vocational Provision, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Lord Inglewood and Sharon Hodgson MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education has agreed to chair at this conference.

Additional senior participants are being approached.

Networking

This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from both Houses of Parliament and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and officials from DCMS; Department for Education; Libraries Taskforce and the  Social Mobility Commission. Also due to attend are representatives from ABRSM; Act On It; Art UK; Artswork; Bournemouth University; Children & the Arts; Cultural Learning Alliance; English National Opera; Homefield Preparatory School; Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing; Lansbury Lawrence Primary School; London College of Fashion; Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras; North Music Trust; Oxford Brookes University; Paul Hamlyn Foundation; Penguin Random House UK; Punchdrunk; Quay Arts; Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Rother District Council; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; Southbank Centre; The Creativity Centre Educational Trust; The National Gallery; The Spark Arts for Children; Theatre Centre; Trestle Theatre Company; Trinity College London; Trust Music; UAL Awarding Body; University of Derby Theatre; V&A Museum of Childhood and World Pencil.

Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Publicity; TES and The Stage.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group numbering around 100, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior officials from the DfE, Ofsted, Ofqual and other Government departments and agencies, schools and teaching professionals, representatives of trade unions and local government, groups representing parents and students, specialist academics and charities, together with reporters from the national and trade media.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at DCMS, DfE and other government departments; officials at Ofsted and other agencies affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

The Westminster Education Forum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition speakers and senior opinion-formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade media.

 

 

Attend this event

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

Places at The future for cultural education in England – primary and secondary level curriculum, widening accessibility and developing creative skills (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230 plus VAT;
Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

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