Teachers and those working with young people will be encouraged and empowered to develop their own creative responses to the year’s events through a regular programme of artist-led training.
This will be sustained as a legacy beyond 2019 to interpret and engage with the borough’s cultural heritage with the support of both online and hands-on resources.
We are offering every primary school in Waltham Forest a free 30 minute assembly for either year three or year four pupils. An arts facilitator will help the children to celebrate Waltham Forest’s vibrant diversity as they create a dynamic art piece. The sessions will also signpost different ways that the children and schools can get involved in London Borough of Culture activities and Discover Arts Awards.
- Hall space for four classes (approx 120 children)
- Photography consent for children involved (photographs of the children with the artwork will be used for publicity)
To book your assembly, please select your area:
Become a Culture Lead
A new Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) 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 promote opportunities to colleagues
Please sign up has your school’s Culture Lead here to receive regular news of CEP and London Borough of Culture activities.
Upcoming Continuing Professional Development events
Check here for upcoming preview evenings for events within the main London Borough of Culture 2019 programme.
Resources from past Continuing Professional Development events
Making the Case for the Arts in Schools 29 March 2019
52 senior education and arts leaders attended this very inspiring event showing what is possible to do with the arts in school despite current difficulties, and the benefits of learning from each other.
- The event programme
- The speaker's presentations
- Photos from the event
- Jimmy Rotheram; nominee global teacher award (presentation)
Artsmark for London Borough of Waltham Forest Schools
As a Waltham Forest teacher, you'll be able to sign up for a London Borough of Culture Artsmark and offset costs of Artsmark registration with a support grant up to £500.
To be eligible for this grant, you must work in a Waltham Forest school, and Artsmark activity must take place between the 24 January 2020 and 15 July 2020.
10 grants will be available to recoup proven expenditure up to the value of £500. This should be incurred in fulfilment of an a Artsmark action plan. This can identified at a Development Day or in your Statement of Commitment.
Applications should be submitted by 30 September.
Subject to demand we will run another free Artsmark taster evening in early June and a bespoke development day for Waltham Forest Schools early in the autumn term.