Hammersmith and Fulham Local Cultural Education Partnership

Hammersmith and Fulham Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) aims to build a borough-wide consensus for the value of the arts in schools; build capacity to make change, and build the demand for creative subjects at GCSE and beyond. The LCEP will build cultural entitlement in west London.

The LCEP will represent a joined-up approach from Hammersmith and Fulham Council, the education sector and art organisations in enabling a consistent approach and embedding a high-quality creative learning experience for pupils, and ensuring an arts-enriched curriculum in Hammersmith & Fulham schools. This project will strengthen a close partnership between the Hammersmith & Fulham Council, schools and arts organisations in the borough, including Young Lyric Partners (the Lyric Hammersmith and 9 partner organisations across music, dance, film and disability). The partnership will be formalised through the Learning Trust – a new body which will be chaired by the council, who will work alongside Headteachers, School Governors, and the Lyric.

The LCEP will also empower teachers and schools to bridge gaps in the currently limited arts education and will give the flexibility to choose the right creative projects across art forms including theatre, dance, music, film and spoken word.

It will write and implement an Arts Charter, informed by all partners that will set an equal commitment to arts learning, and will support schools in accessing high-quality artist practitioners. The Arts Charter will ask schools to engage with different arts activities within each year. This will segue into embarking on their Arts Mark journey. The Arts Charter will act as an incentive and support mechanism to sign schools up to becoming Artsmark accredited.

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Jessica Drader, Lyric Hammersmith Education Producer jessica.drader@lyric.co.uk