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Teaching Primary Art & Design course

On this NSEAD one-day course for primary teachers, you will meet Susan Ogier, the author of Teaching Primary Art & Design.

You will learn about the foundations for developing confidence, enthusiasm and knowledge in the subject. Members & non-members rates; Cost includes a complementary copy of Susan's recently published book.

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Art and design GCSE candidate numbers are falling

The number of students sitting art and design GCSE subjects has fallen for the second consecutive year from 183,085 to 175,792. The total number of art and design candidates is now at the lowest level recorded since results were first published by JCQ online in 2001.

NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education 2017

Within the Manifesto for Art Craft and Design Education 2017 we have laid out a clear vision that celebrates, signposts, promotes and states ten policy proposals to ensure art, craft and design education has the position and value it deserves, and that society needs, in the twenty-first century.

New report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

The APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing have published a report which demonstrates that the arts can make an invaluable contribution to a healthy and health-creating society.

GCE results 2017

Every year the Society scrutinises the provisional results published by JCQ, and this year has identified the following trends:

Summer 2017 GCE exam entries for AS-level art and design subjects have declined and that the fall in numbers is far greater than the overall decline in all subjects combined.

NSEAD respond to the government's Implementing the English Baccalaureate consultation response

Justine Greening MP, The Secretary of State for Education wants us ‘to become a great meritocracy’ through our education system. But having stated, in her opening paragraph to the EBacc consultation response that she wants to remove barriers, she instead ensures they remain firmly in place. More...

Provisional exam Art and Design 2017 exam entries continue to decline

Provisional summer 2017 exam entries published by Ofqual indicate GCSE and AS-level art and design subjects continue to decline.

A guide for Governors and Trustees

NSEAD invites you to circulate this guide for Governors and Trustees, created by the Society in partnership with Arts Council England and the National Governors’ Association.

NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16

The report documents the findings of NSEAD's largest and most comprehensive survey to date and answers the question: 'In the last five years how has government policy impacted on art, craft and design education?' More...

When other trade unions apart from NSEAD are taking industrial action

In such circumstances or occasions where members work alongside colleagues who are members of other trade unions who are taking industrial action the following advice must be taken. More...

Art and Design Jobs

Advertise here

If you are currently a member of NSEAD, or become a member of NSEAD during 2015-16, you (your school, college or university) can advertise an art and design educator post here for free. Contact NSEAD for more information. If you are not a member, but wish to advertise a vacancy, please contact NSEAD for information and fees.

Wellbeing for teachers of Art, craft and design

Teachers are reporting high levels of stress and burn out. Constant external pressures take the focus away from teaching. For art, craft and design teachers there are unique pressures...and solutions.
Held: London, Saturday 3 February 2018.

NSEAD

Why join NSEAD

Learn more about NSEAD, read what our members say and the benefits of becoming a member of the only professional subject association for art, craft and design.

Curriculum Resources

A new Curriculum section

This section provides links to the curriculums in England, Scotland and Wales. NSEAD has also provided a parallel, alternative curriculum to that published by the DfE in 2013. It aims to move the Curriculum in England forward and support teachers and IT providers in their understanding of the nature, depth and breadth of art, craft and design. Resources developed by the Art & Design Expert Advisory Group are also located in this section.

Resources

E-update Archive

Our E-updates keep NSEAD members informed of recent developments and opportunities for art, craft and design educators. An archive of recent E-updates is available to members by following this link.

Careers progression in art and design

This guidance is for teachers and leaders of art and design in secondary schools and FE colleges who are involved in recruitment, either as interviewers or interviewees. It will help those who are applying for teaching posts, by providing insight into the nature of the selection process. This is a members only section, please log in before visiting this resource

Social Networking: guidelines for educators

NSEAD's guidelines for members using social networks are designed to support your safe use of social media. The areas explored are key benefits, security and conduct.

About Us

NSEAD membership benefits

Find out what we do, what we offer and what are the benefits of being a member of NSEAD here.

Advertise with NSEAD

You can now advertise in any of NSEAD's publications: our fortnightly e-update, online in our Market Place and in AD our termly magazine. Find out more...

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Trade Union support

NSEAD is an independent trade union

Teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers and Newly Qualified Lecturers, and Life Members in the United Kingdom have the option to receive full trade union benefits. For a membership fee comparable to other unions the NSEAD provides not only trade union services but all the functions of a specialist subject association and learned society.
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School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2013

Following the acceptance of the recommendations in the School Teachers’ Review Body's 21st report of 5 December 2012, the government has now published the draft School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document together with departmental advice which has been produced to assist schools in reviewing and revising their approach to teachers’ pay. More....

Regional Network Groups

This new section of the website seeks to showcase existing regional network groups and provide information and support for members looking to join or set up a new network group.

Publications

iJADE 36.3, The most recent issue of iJADE is now available online

This issue is the iJADE 2016 Conference issue and includes an article by Eileen Adams.

Don't forget you have to be logged into the NSEAD website before the link to the Wiley Interscience site is visible on the iJADE page.

AD magazine and poster, issue #20

AD #20 is just published. This issue includes an interview with Cornelia Parker OBE, NSEAD patron and a fantastic poster of her work.

International Journal of Art & Design Education

As an NSEAD member you have access to all iJADE articles published since 1982. To access past issues NSEAD members should log in and click here.

Art and Design Primary Coordinator's Handbook

The Art and Design Primary Coordinator's Handbook is now published by Belair in association with NSEAD. The Handbook was originally written by John Bowden and has been revised by Peter Gregory and Susan Ogier. NSEAD members please follow this link to purchase your copy for only £18.99; If you are not a member of NSEAD but would like to purchase a copy for £19.99 please follow this link. The RRP is £19.99. Prices includes p&p (UK only).

Book Review: Teaching Primary Art & Design, Susan Ogier, review by Suzy Tutchell

Susan Ogier’s excellent new book Teaching Primary Art & Design is about subject knowledge and outstanding practice in teaching art and design in the primary school. More...

Teaching Art 7-11 by Nigel Meager

Teaching Art 7-11 is published by Belair in association with NSEAD, and is available from NSEAD's online bookshop.

NSEAD members, please follow this link to order your copy at our members’ rate of £20.99 (incl p&p in UK).

If you are not a member of NSEAD but would like to purchase a copy for £21.99 (incl p&p in UK) please follow this link. The RRP is £24.99.

Back issues of iJADE

The complete texts of all back issues of jADE/iJADE are available on line to members from Vol. 1 No.1, 1982 and are searchable via the abstracts. Make sure you log on to access this feature! Remember you must be an NSEAD member or iJADE subscriber to download copies from the Wiley-Blackwell website.

AD Magazine

NSEAD members can now read or download back issues of AD magazine online. Visit the AD Archive here. Please make sure you are logged in to read AD online.

AD is now published at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Issue #18 has just been sent to members.

Contributions are welcome from all phases of education. Guidance on writing primary articles is available here and an AD magazine house style guide is available here. To download a sample copy AD or to subscribe, follow this LINK.

NSEAD Consultant Members

NSEAD Consultants Members Database

The Society has identified a cohort of members who are working as consultants offering their professional advice and services within the context of art, craft and design education on an independent basis. Details of consultants who are also members and who have been accepted to join this section of the website can be found here.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education is an informal cross-party group which is run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords. The secretariat is organised by NSEAD. The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education meets in Westminster a minimum of once per term.

Details of meetings, presentations and papers given, as well as contact details of members are available in this section.

Craft

Craft in education

This section of the website focuses upon the contemporary, heritage and architecture led crafts, and seeks to provide a resource for teachers working with and advocating for the position and value of craft in education.