Keeping Creative Conference: cultural learning in times of change
Our annual Schools Conference 2017 explored practical approaches to maintaining arts and culture in schools.
Thank you very much for joining us at the Keeping Creative Conference - it was fantastic to see so many passionate teachers and organisations come together to share ideas. We hope you found the day as inspiring and enjoyable as we did.
Below is a list of resources and presentations from the day, and more information on programmes and events you may be interested in:
Resources and presentations
Ross McGill aka Teacher Toolkit presentation
Art on The Underground resources
Resource to enable greater access to and enjoyment of Labyrinth: a unique artwork at every station to celebrate 150 years of the Tube.
A New Direction has worked with Art on the Underground to produce the Learning Guide to accompany 'The Bureaucracy of Angels' film.
London CurriculumThe London Curriculum uses the capital as inspiration to bring the national curriculum to life at key stages 2 and 3. The programme offers free teaching resources and London Curriculum Lates (evening events for teachers and exciting educational activities for students).
Pupil premium case studies
A New Direction has commissioned a series of case studies exploring how schools are aligning their narrowing the gap strategy with providing access to arts and culture.
Programmes, support and events
Cultural Leadership Community
The Cultural Leadership Community (CLC) was created to help enable London teachers to take a leading role in ensuring that all young Londoners have access to the arts and culture in their educational lives. You can apply to be part of our Cultural Leadership Community cohort for 2017-18.
We have regular support sessions for schools who have begun their Artsmark journey.
After a successful event last year, our creative employment programme, Create Jobs, is teaming up with NME and the University of Salford to run #Lifehacks - a day and evening full of activities and ideas to help kick-start young people’s careers in the creative industries.
We are happy top offer your students 50% off tickets when they use code 'SCHOOLS50' at the checkout.
ANDtogether is an information resource for London schools, listing programmes and opportunities from London's arts and cultural organisations.
Local Network Clusters
In 2016/17 AND has supported twelve Arts Award Local Area Networks - enabling Arts Award Advisers, Centres and Supporters to come together, learn from each other and develop new opportunities for young people.
Arts Award Support Surgeries
If you are a trained Arts Award Adviser looking for support developing your Arts Award offer in your setting, join us for one of our support surgeries.
Pre-training support visits
Pre-training support visits are free sessions to help schools find out more about Arts Award and whether the process will work for them.
Schools Week article
Following on from the question raised in the panel discussion, Schools Week are now interested in hearing from teachers who would like to share their experiences of conducting school trips in the face of potential anxiety from parents and pupils.
If you would like to contribute, please email Cath Murray at Schools Week.
Schools for Success
The Mayor's Schools for Success Programme is a free professional development programme for London’s teachers.
Mayor For A Day
We are looking for a secondary school to take part in this year's Mayor's Fund for London Children's Festival - a series of in-school workshops leading to a 'Mayor for a Day' celebration at City Hall on Friday the 1st December. The project will involve 30 students taking part in 2 workshops with artists, design professionals and a poet (as well as online collaboration) throughout November, in order to develop a campaign pitch (a short film, poster and slogan) for a high-profile sharing in the Mayor's Chamber on the 1st December.
If you would like to apply, please email John Riches.
Artsmark celebration week
All this week we have been celebrating Artsmark - check out the #CelebrateArtsmark to see what's been going on!