Publications

Occasional Papers and Films

These pages list occasional papers produced by or of interest to the NSEAD community.

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The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16 (PDF document)
In 2015-16 The National Society for Education in Art and Design, undertook a large-scale survey of the subject. Sophie Leach presents and examines the key findings from the survey and Lesley Butterworth summarises the report's recommendations. This presentation was first presented, 9 February 2016.
 
NSEAD, Looking back, Looking at evidence, Looking ahead. Sophie Leach (PDF document)
Presenting at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education, Sophie Leach summarised: Ofsted's research and focus on the curriculum; Wellcome and Curee review which makes a link between subject training and school standards.
 
Art and archives are an essential part of our lives, Sophie Leach (PDF document)
Speaking at the Peckham Platform, SERP Reactivated and Tate Exchange, Curricular for the Future event, Sophie Leach argues that art and archives can be used to challenge policy makers to design and implement a curriculum that embraces the historic, the contemporary and the future.
 
NSEAD Annual Report 2016-2017 (PDF document)
You can read the full NSEAD Annual Report here
 
Gomersal Primary School speeches, describing the value of the arts and the remit of their very own Arts Council, 14 March 2018 (Word document)
Six pupils from Gomersal Primary School describe why they joined the Gomersal Primary School Arts Council and why the arts are so vital for learning and life.
 
Effect of school funding on arts education, Andrew Baisley. 14 March 2018 (Word document)
School budgets have been under pressure for the last few years in particular for the last three years. However, the problem does go back further than that. Andrew Baisley, NEU, argues these are the largest education cuts in a generation.
 
Championing leadership through the arts, Karen Eslea and Michele Gregson
Karen Eslea (Head of Learning and Visitor Experience at Turner Contemporary, Margate and Michele Gregson (Arts Education Specialist) have been working together to explore and champion Children’s Leadership through the Arts. Here they explore this work in relation to the UK’s global ranking on the Kids Rights Index.
 
A Review of Art and Design Education in Norfolk’s Secondary Sector, NUA (PDF document)
Hilary Gresty shares the aims, findings and recommendations of The Review of Art and Design Education in Norfolk’s Secondary Sector. The review, commissioned through the outreach and recruitment department, aimed to understand the challenges currently facing schools and how the NUA might actively support creative education regionally.
 
The Heritage Crafts Association, Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts (PDF document)
Greta Bertram shares the Heritage Crafts Association Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts. The research, its aims and findings are summarised, together with issues affecting heritage crafts, to include both training and recruitment issues.
 
NSEAD update, 10 October 2017 (PDF document)
Lesley Butterworth, general secretary NSEAD, updates The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education on the work of NSEAD. This includes intended outcomes of meetings with Ofsted, the Society's work with Tate Exchange and this year's publication of The NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education 2017.
 
GCSE and GCE results and trends 2017, 10 October 2017 (PDF document)
Sophie Leach, assistant general secretary NSEAD, examines trends in the 2017 art and design examinations. The presentation indicates the downward trajectory for GCSE and AS-level art and design subjects. With numbers falling to the lowest level this century, the presentation ends by asking 'What will our subject look like in 2020.'
 
Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (PDF document)
Minutes of the AGM held at Durham Sixth Form Centre on Saturday 24th June 2017 can be downloaded here.
 
NSEAD Annual Report 2015-2016 (PDF document) (PDF document)
You can read the full NSEAD Annual Report here
 
Sophie Cole, Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design, on the PGCE route into teaching, 22 February 2017 (Word document)
Sophie Cole, Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria University, examines the PGCE route into art and design teaching.
 
Henna Javed and Sam Fairbairn, a PGCE Art and Design experience, 22 February 2017 (Word document)
Henna Javed and Sam Fairbairn, reflect on becoming teachers of art and design and studying for a PGCE at Northumbria University.
 
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