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    Why we believe arts enrichment activities are important

    It’s no secret that we want to support schools to offer the arts as part of their core curriculum as much as possible. However, we also appreciate that in the current education climate this isn’t alwa...

    Why we believe arts enrichment activities are important

    It’s no secret that we want to support schools to offer the arts as part of their core curriculum as much as possible. However, we also appreciate that in the current education climate this isn’t alwa...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 20 May 2019

    Arts Award and Folk Arts: Three ways folk educators have used folk arts for Arts Award

    Folk arts encompass music, dances, plays, storytelling and crafts which are an integral part of every culture. In the UK folk art is strongly linked social history, telling stories of local struggles,...

    Author: Caroline Bray

    Date: 13 May 2019

    5 things to say to your SLT about the value of the arts

    We think the arts are vitally important. If you’re reading this blog we reckon you probably agree. However it is rarely easy to convince senior leaders to invest your time and your organisations’ mone...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 03 May 2019

    Spotlight on Drama at The Skinners' Kent Academy - centre stage and shining!

    Today we hear from Holly Barradell who is a Drama Teacher and the Head of Expressive Arts Faculty at The Skinners' Kent Academy in Tunbridge Wells. Holly is also an Ofqual Expert for Drama, Advisor fo...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 15 Apr 2019

    Getting creative before lunch: Arts Award Key Stage 2 Explore Literacy resource

    A variety of research into primary school timetables over recent years shows that schools continue to position subjects like literacy and maths before lunchtime, in an effort to maximise academic prog...

    Author: Julie Neville

    Date: 08 Apr 2019

    Get started with Arts Award during your teacher training

    Delivering Arts Award is an excellent way for trainee and newly qualified teachers to increase their employability and raise the profile of the arts whilst establishing themselves in their new role at...

    Author: Julie Neville

    Date: 01 Apr 2019

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