Making the Case for the Arts in Schools conference launches a new Cultural Education Partnership for Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 to help us work together to improve young people's access to the arts.
This event is aimed at senior leaders and arts teachers to support advocacy for the arts within schools
We will present research & case study evidence of the intrinsic benefits of arts projects swell as their effectiveness in supporting a range of strategic school goals such as literacy, improved attendance and access to further education.
Susan Aykin, Her Majesty’s Inspector and National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts on the new OFSTED assessment framework
Holly Donagh - Partnership Director, A New Direction on an overview of current research
Jane Hargreaves, Commissioning Director Education, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on the impacts for young people of B&D's 3 year Cultural Education Partnership
Graham Clifford, Headteacher of Willowbrook Primary on the challenges and benefits of championing the Arts
Also further case studies from local and national schools and organisations on specific arts projects and their impacts, plus an afternoon breakout discussion and networking session
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Places are free to Waltham Forest senior education leaders, arts educators and arts organizations although a cancellation charge will be made for non-attendance. Fee for other attendees will be £40.
Throughout 2019 there will be a programme of professional development and networking events for educators to support their participation with their students in London Borough of Culture 2019 programme and to support longer-term development of the arts in schools in the borough.
Waltham Forest's Cultural Education Partnership for 2019 and beyond is supported by investment from A New Direction's Challenge London Funding .