9,000 secondary school arts teachers have left their jobs in England since 2011. Arts Professional’s Jonathan Knott reports.
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More than 100 artists, including 15 Turner Prize winners, have called on the government to scrap the EBacc which critics claim is sidelining arts subjects in English secondary schools.
Taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March, the artist-run Next Term Festival in Manchester brings together local communities, artists, educators and policy makers to celebrate creativity and debate the future of art in schools.
Arts education professionals and politicians have met as a first step to tackling the structural problems causing the arts to be neglected in many schools. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
Taking its inspiration from the 1940s’ School Prints project featuring works by artists such as Picasso and Henry Moore, prints by Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie will be sold to fund learning programme that will help children engage with art.
Entries for GCSE arts subjects are down 9% on 2016, while entries for EBacc subjects are up 9% in the same period. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
engage has announced the 2017 edition of Children’s Art Week, a campaign to encourage and support children’s creativity.
Suggests that the introduction of the Ebacc has no impact on pupils take-up of arts GCSEs. With foreword by Nick Gibb MP and Matt Hancock MP.
After AQA exam board announced it was to cease offering an A level in art history, Pearson has said it is to develop a new A-level in the subject to be taught from September 2017.
The decline in the take-up of arts subjects at GCSE has increased five-fold over the past year, coinciding with a dramatic rise in young people studying EBacc subjects. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
Artist and former teacher Henry Ward is head of education at the Freelands Foundation, founded last year by Elisabeth Murdoch. a-n Writer Development Programme participant Lydia Ashman finds out more about the foundation and its forthcoming Art Is… symposium at Tate Modern.
The National Society for Education in Art and Design’s Survey Report 2015-16 states that in the last five years government policies in England have impacted not only on the value of the subject, but on the time and resources needed for children and young people to participate and excel in art, craft and design.
The government’s plans for the English Baccalaureate, or EBacc, remains an ominous presence for art departments across England, with many describing it as hugely detrimental to the teaching of creative subjects in schools. With a Department for Education consultation on its implementation looming, Lydia Ashman talks about its impact to campaigners and those on the frontline of art education.
What would happen if schools stopped teaching creative subjects to provide accountability for their progress, rather than making provision for a rounded education with creativity at its heart? New school accountability measures look to exclude creative subjects from the English […]