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Making the Case for the Arts in Schools: A Conference for LBWF Educators

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Making the Case for the Arts in Schools conference launches a new Cultural Education Partnership for Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 19 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 self-motivation and access to further education.

Speakers include:

  • Bob & Roberta Smith, artist and art education campaigner on the case for creativity ."All schools should be art schools"

  • Susan Aykin, Her Majesty’s Inspector and National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts on the new OFSTED assessment framework

  • Jimmy Rotheram, Nominee for Global Teacher Award and Music Co-ordinator of Feversham Primary Academy Bradford on the turnaround of school standards through the arts

  • 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

  • Jane Sillis, Director of Engage, the national association of gallery education;

  • Peter Gregory, former president of the National Society of Education in Art & Design, Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Development, Christchurch University Canterbury on the Power of the Visual Arts. drawing from recent case studies

  • Graham Clifford, Headteacher of Willowbrook Primary on the challenges and benefits of championing the Arts

  • Breakout small group discussion

  • An optional networking session for teachers and arts organizations over tea 2.30-3.30pm

  • A light lunch and refreshments will be provided, The conference will run from 9.30-2.30 with registration and coffee from 9.am

  • 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.

  • Limited parking for the day will be available at the Wiliam Morris Gallery

Throughout 2019 there will be a programme of professional development and networking events for educators to support their participation with their students in Borough of Culture 19 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.

Full Programme

9.00-9.30 Arrivals and refreshments

Introductions

9.30 Councillor Paul Douglas, Cabinet member for culture

Welcome: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 19

9.35 Sharon Trotter. Education Partnerships Manager, LBoC19

Introduction to Waltham Forest’s Cultural Education Partnership

Keynote speeches

9.40 Bob and Roberta Smith, Artist and arts education campaigner

The case for creativity: ‘All schools should be Art schools’

9.55 Holly Donagh, Partnership Director, A New Direction

on an overview of current research on the impacts of cultural learning

10.10 Will Millard, Head of Policy Advocacy at LKMco, an education and youth ‘think and action-tank’

Creative Writing in schools Key evaluation findings from this Arts Council 3 year programme

10.25 Susan Aykin, Her Majesty’s Inspector and National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts

The new OFSTED assessment framework and its implications for the arts in schools

10.45 Questions/ 10.55 Break

Case studies

11.15 Jane Hargreaves, Commissioning Director Education, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Benefits for young people of Barking & Dagenham’s 3 year Cultural Education Partnership

11.30 Graham Clifford, head teacher of Willowbrook Primary; The challenges and benefits of championing the Arts

11.45 Kerri Sellens, Teacher, Lansbury Lawrence Primary. Art Room project - Children from Year 6 worked with architects to design an art exhibition space for the school

12.00 Leyton Sixth Form College Theatre Group, introduced by Director/Acting Tutor Justin Pierre

‘X+Y’ an all-male cast explores the issue of ‘toxic masculinity’- a contributory factor to youth violence and mental health issues in young males.

12.15 Questions

12.20 Lunch break – Vegetarian sandwiches, fruit and nibbles

12.50 Jimmy Rotheram, Music Co-ordinator, Feversham Primary Academy; nominee global teacher award

From ‘special measures’ to ‘outstanding’: How music and embedding the arts helped transform school performance

13.20 Jane Sillis, Director of Engage. National Association of Gallery Education and Peter Gregory, former president of the National Society of Education in Art & Design; Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Development, Christchurch University Canterbury - 'The power of the visual arts:Drawing on evidence and case study examples from Engage’s Enquire and Generation Art projects'

13.50-14.25 Jane Sillis & Peter Gregory: Break out discussion – Achieving more arts provision in schools?

14.25 Sharon Trotter: Closing remarks; evaluation

14.30-15.30 Tea and networking: Artist’s market place. Artists and arts organisations are invited to create small table displays

14.45-15.00 Presentation by London College of Fashion. Education initiatives for LBWF Schools: Innovation Challenge, New London Curriculum Fashion Unit, to launch in WF Autumn 2019


Tickets are free and refundable until midday on Friday 22nd March. Cancellations after this date and no-shows will be invoiced £40.


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