Estyn report: Best practice in the creative arts at key stage 2

In 2014 Estyn, the office of Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales, was asked by the Welsh government to examine standards and provision for the creative arts at key stage 2 in schools. Inspectors visited a sample of 20 schools across Wales where good practice in the creative arts had previously been identified. Published in May 2015, Best practice in teaching and learning in the creative arts at key stage 2 is a 39-page report which includes case studies and key findings on Standards, Provision and also Leadership in the creative arts. Also indentified are eight key recommendations for Schools; Local authorities and regional consortia.

Download the report here.

General Election 2015: A new Government

NSEAD welcomes the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP back into her role as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities.
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Accelerate into University! Registration is open to current year 11 students for this FREE architecture mentoring programme

Accelerate into University is a pioneering mentoring programme, established in 2012 by Open-City, who have been developing architecture education and community programmes for the last 22 years. This programme has been developed in partnership with University College London (UCL) and Make Architects to widen access to Architecture and Built Environment professions. It is targeted at academically-able London state school students from non-traditional backgrounds and so far, just under 100 students have taken part and benefited from the programme.
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Vacancy: Fine Art Teacher, Moreton Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire

Moreton Hall requires for September 2015 a well-qualified, enthusiastic and practical Fine Art Teacher to join a progressive and expanding Art department.
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General Election 2015

The Society wishes to thanks its many members and supporters who have been championing the visual arts in education in the run up to the General Election. Many of you have been taking both the hard evidence of the NSEAD Educator Survey and the positives of the NSEAD Manifesto for Art Craft and Design Education and talking with and challenging your own MPs, both at hustings and in surgeries to influence both attitudes and policies. This is valuable, and in some cases difficult work for which we are very grateful. We hope as the results of the General Election are revealed that you all have the local MP of your choice, and that they support the visual arts, education and culture in your own constituencies.
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