Opportunities for teachers and staff working with young people 

  • Interpret and engage with Waltham Forest's cultural heritage with artist-led training and resources created for the London Borough of Culture 2019 programme. 

  • Become a cultural lead for your school and work with us to sustain a high-quality arts provision for the future.

  • Find out about Continuing Professional Development opportunities and events for educators and young people.

Upcoming Events

View the latest Continuing Professional  Development events

Become a Culture Lead for your school

A new Cultural Education Partnership  (CEP)  for Waltham Forest is being developed with the help of investment from A New Direction’s London Challenge Fund. This will support educators and arts providers within the borough to work more closely together, building skills, knowledge and networks to sustain a high-quality arts provision in the future.

We need a Culture Lead in each school to be the main contact for the partnership and to promote opportunities to colleagues. Please sign up here  as your school’s Culture Lead to receive regular news of CEP and London Borough of Culture activities. 

Artsmark for Waltham Forest Schools

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum and beyond.

Waltham Forest’s Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) encourages schools in their Artsmark journey through offering advice and support, linking schools with local arts organisations and connecting you with dedicated help sessions from A New Direction.  

The CEP has £500 easy application Artsmark grants for up to 10 Waltham Forest schools who wish to register for Artsmark before November 2021 and also organises network meetings for the 34 schools already embarked on their Artsmark Journey. For further details please email the LBWF CEP Co-ordinator for more details on: wfculturelearn@walthamforest.gov.uk