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Arts Council England

Arts Council England

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New National Curriculum 2014: Opportunities for arts and culture? The latest in the Schools Forum series explored what’s required by the new National Curriculum, and how it offers the potential for advancing and enriching the arts and culture offer. By Greg Klerkx September marks a huge change for schools across England as the government’s new National Curriculum begins to take hold. At the first AND Schools Forum of 2014, held on 29 January at Sadler’s Wells, 35 teachers from schools across London gathered to explore what the National Curriculum actually says about the arts – and how it might open new opportunities for schools to create a richer, more innovative arts offer. Holly Donagh, AND Partnerships Director, gave an overview of the new National Curriculum and its key timelines and milestones. She noted that there is specific guidance for Music, Art and Design, and for Dance and Drama in the context of PE and English respectively.

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NCCD – Opinion Every year at The National Centre for Craft & Design we host an exhibition called Class of..., showcasing the abundance of graduate talent and creativity from some of the UK’s leading colleges and universities. Our Class of 2014 exhibition is due to open on Sat 11 Oct in our Roof Gallery space. But how do we select who to exhibit and what can you expect to see? Find out more with our Head of Exhibitions, Bryony Windsor: How do we decide who to exhibit in the Class of... exhibitions? Every year our curatorial team selects work from New Designers, London to showcase at The National Centre for Craft and Design. So you want to be a science blogger? : House of Wisdom Are you interested in becoming a science blogger? A panel of top bloggers at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) 2013 shared their experience today – with tips and insights that would be a great starting point for anyone who wants to start a science blog. For Ed Yong, a blogger with National Geographic who writes the wonderful Not Exactly Rocket Science blog, science blogging was his way to get into science writing back in 2006.

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MCCLA Gallery and Exhibitions Curated by: Dr. Martina Ayala Special Guest Artesanos from Mexico, D.F.: Foro Binniza Alejandro Chirino Miguel Angel Sequeyro Special Guest Artists: Diane Kahlo Lourdes Portillo MCCLA Ofrendas dedicated to: Dulce Morales Carlos Ramirez Rafael Manriquez Juan Lopez Suzie Thomas Too few pupils develop creativity through confident drawing An Ofsted report launched today looking at art, craft and design education in schools and colleges has found that after getting off to a confident early start, pupils’ progress slowed during primary school and was no better than satisfactory at the start of secondary school. The report, ‘Making a mark: art, craft and design 2008-2011’, shows that weaknesses in the teaching of drawing have not been addressed since Ofsted’s last report. Too few pupils developed creativity through confident drawing. Limited provision for teachers’ professional development meant that less than a quarter of teachers surveyed participated in subject-specific training in the year before their inspection. Only 2 out of 5 primary schools and 3 out of 5 secondary schools provided good or better education in art, craft and design, the main short coming with the remainder being inconsistency in provision.

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