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    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...

    Why careers in the arts matter

    For the past few months we have been exploring a number of hot topics associated with the arts, such as access & inclusion and pathways into the arts. This month we’re considering the arts’ place and ...

    Author: Catherine Sercombe

    Date: 04 Jun 2018

    The importance of metacognition – Making a case for young people learning to learn

    The Education Endowment Foundation, the UK’s What Works Centre for Educational Achievement, has recently published their guidance report on metacognition and self-regulated learning. The report stress...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 08 May 2018

    Accessibility & the Arts: access and inclusion initiatives across the country

    The Arts should be accessible to everyone. It’s something we’re committed to at Arts Award but it’s important to mention that it’s not just us paving the way, many arts and cultural organisations acro...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 23 Apr 2018

    How the Arts support health and wellbeing

    Mental health is increasingly recognised as a key factor in children and young people’s overall wellbeing. In December 2017 the Government published a green paper on young people's mental health, with...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 05 Feb 2018

    5 reasons why advisers choose to deliver Arts Award

    Arts Award advisers come from a variety of backgrounds and sectors, all for their own reasons. We pick out just five reasons why advisers deliver Arts Award.

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 31 Jan 2018

    Access Fund Success Stories

    Don’t forget the next round of the Arts Award Access Fund opens next Monday, 29 January. We’ve covered the application form in detail previously, so if you are thinking about applying do look back at ...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 22 Jan 2018

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