UK ranks as second best education system in Europe

9 May 2014

Education and publishing firm Pearson reveals the top 20 education systems around the world.

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UK 'second best education in Europe'

The UK is in second place among European countries and sixth overall in a global education league table. The rankings include higher education as well as international school tests - which boosted the UK's position. Read more

Clegg unveils incentive-driven funds to support Neet young people

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched a £30m funding package to support more disadvantaged NEET young. The investment comes in the form of two cross-government programmes: the Youth Engagement Fund and the Fair Chance Fund. Read more

Arts Award and young people in health settings

Join us for a seminar which explores and shares the benefits and challenges of using Arts Award in health and wellbeing contexts. For more information download the PDF below

Download Arts Award and health settings event invitation

Dream to Screen

Cineworld cinema has,launched a campaign, run in partnership with the Cineworld Foundation and with support from the Jack Petchey Foundation, which offers 16-25 year-olds the chance to be mentored by BAFTA members and see their film showcased in every in the UK. Read more

Apply to be a 2014/15 Host Organisation

The Arts Fundraising and Philantropy consortium is seeking 15 appropriate arts organisations – 5 in London, 5 in the North of England and 5 in the South West of England – to host a Fundraising Fellow for Year Two of the Programme. Read more

Lord of the Flies

Sadler’s Wells is collaborating with Matthew Bourne on Lord of the Flies, a thrilling new dance production coming to London this October. The search is on for 24 boys and young men aged 10 – 21 to perform alongside professionals in the show. Read more

Write an Opera

A professional development programme for teachers which equips them with the skills, resources and inspiration to support students’ learning across the curriculum through the arts and creativity. Read more

Writing reviews for theatre

As part of the International Festival of Playwright and Performance, this workshop (organised by Arts Award Voice) is a chance to hear from professional theatre reviewers and ask questions in person or online. You can also find out how to review effectively and how to interpret reviewer’s comments. Read more

Early bird price for New teen workshop at Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

An exciting day of discussions about how museums, galleries and visitor attractions can better welcome teenagers and why they should. The day is jammed pack with speakers, discussions, and activities designed to help you make real developments and changes towards your take on teens in your venue. For more information download the PDF below.

Download Early Bird Offer - Imperial War Museum North

£10 Tickets to Secret Theatre Show 5 at the Lyric Hammersmith

Prior to a two-week stint at this year’s Edinburgh Festival see a sneak preview of Show 5 before anyone else for just £10. This offer is available on performances from 9 May – 17 May. You can book online using promo code ST510 or you can call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850.

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