Haringey Creates

Working with partners across the borough to challenge long-entrenched disparities in educational achievement

All pupils face reductions in the creative curriculum and enrichment opportunities, with certain groups of children and young people suffering disproportionately. We are working closely with Haringey Education Partnership, Haringey Council, cultural partners and schools to address unequal access to cultural opportunities through a co-ordinated response. Through this work we can galvanise existing strengths and align with our stakeholders to create a lasting legacy and improve outcomes for children and young people.

We are working in partnership to support young people to take ownership of cultural provision in their borough and influence decision-making. Many of our partners have their own youth forums and youth boards. We are talking to these groups about our key themes of fairness and wellbeing as well as asking their advice on our communications and digital strategy. We want to provide children and young people with a platform to shape programmes, perform and express themselves. We are also working with the Primary Art Teachers Network (PATN) to give primary school children a voice.

Fairness

We are:

  • Working dynamically to define what creative and cultural entitlement for all children and young people looks like, and then putting a framework in place to deliver on our aims
  • Representing the education sector on the Haringey Culture Board, developing a borough-wide strategy for cultural provision to enrich the curriculum at all key stages
  • Working with young people from early years to those trying to access the labour market
  • Strengthening our relationships with alternative provision and learning from best practice in SEND education
  • Signposting young people to careers in the creative industries and looking to support them into these careers
  • Exploring ways to support Haringey’s BAME Achievement Pledge
  • Developing quality assurance for all creative provision including a co-ordinated approach to Safeguarding
  • Working with Artsmark as a vehicle to increase fairness and opportunities for long-term partnerships.

Wellbeing

We will:

  • Explore best practice in digital engagement activities that speak to the creativity and imagination of teachers and children and young people
  • Deliver annual networking events, building on the success of HCEP’s inaugural event in 2019
  • Curate a schools event in one of our arts venues, showcasing Haringey’s talent and connecting families and communities across the borough

Challenge London investment from A New Direction: £25,000 over 15 months

Contact

Hannah Newman, Strategic Lead, Haringey Creates

Email: hannah.newman@haringeyeducationpartnership.co.uk

Twitter: @HaringeyCEP

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Image: Alexandra Palace's Wild in the Park Summer Creativity Camps exploring traditional urban art forms in a natural setting. Photographer Simon Leigh.