12th February 2019 Agenda

Tuesday 12th February 3-5pm

Room C, 1 Parliament Street SW1A 2BQ

1. Welcome from Chair, Sharon Hodgson MP, and introductions: Minutes of the last meeting to be shared and approved. 5 mins

2. NSEAD update and future plans: Michele Gregson and Sophie Leach NSEAD. 10 mins total

3. A challenge to remarks recently made by HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills regarding a mismatch in arts and media courses and career options. Eleanor Simms, Clare Bentham, The Outreach Team at Manchester School of Art present. 15mins total

4. Cross-sector (HE, FE and schools as well as other agencies) collaborations with regard to fine art education: Cross-sector (HE, FE and schools as well as other agencies) collaborations with regard to fine art education: Chris Smith, National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE). 20 mins total

5. Art+Maths=Fergal: Meet Fergal Voorsanger-Brill, cited by his dad Bob and Roberta Smith, in a recent debate on Radio 4's Front Row, as an example of how a creative imagination is a prerequisite for young people keen to enter careers in design. The presentation will include first-hand experience and perspectives on what is needed to be successful in design education. 15 mins total

6. The limitations of Longitudinal Employment Outcomes (LEO) research and data: Gordon McKenzie CEO of GuildHE will summarise the report Understanding the limitations of graduate outcome measures in higher education and identify the significant issues for high education should LEO data be the only measure of graduate success in the labour market. Read the report here: https://guildhe.ac.uk/new-research-highlights-limitations-of-leo-data/ 20 mins total

7. Why do mature students in art and design matter? Martell Baines, Progression Manager and Dr Sam Broadhead Head of Research, Leeds Arts University. 20 mins total

8. AOB

9. Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 14 May, 5-7pm.


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12th February 2019 Minutes

Attendees:

Martell Baines Leeds Arts University

Clare Knox Bentham Manchester School of Art

Mandy Barratt Gomersal Primary School

Sandra Booth CHEAD

Tracey Brabin MP Co-Chair

Fergal Voorsanger Brill Student

Sam Broadhead Leeds Arts University

Richard Brown HeadTeacher

Jessica Austin Burdett NSEAD, HOF Sedgehill School

Jose Chambers Comino Foundation

Susan Coles NSEAD, APPG Co-ordinator

Simon Columb NSEAD, teacher of Art

Fiona Fieber SPACE studios

Ged Gast NSEAD

Michele Gregson General Secretary, NSEAD

Professor Andrew Groves University of Westminster

Paul Haywood NAFAE

Sharon Hodgson MP Co-Chair

Sophie Leach Deputy General Secretary of NSEAD

Patricia Lovett MBE Heritage Crafts Association

Michael Marshall NAFAE

Jack Mayorcas Office of Sharon Hodgson MP

Robin McGhee Incorporated Society of Musicians

Gordon McKenzie CEO, GuildHE

Imran Mirza Parasol Project

Fiona O’Connor BSIX College

Kimberley Appleyard Pallot NSEAD

Anne Louise Quinton NSEAD

Linden Reilly NAFAE

Ruth Sapsed Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

Elle Simms Manchester School of Art

Bob and Roberta Smith Artist, Patron of NSEAD

Pauline Smith Arts University Bournemouth

Caroline Smith National Gallery London

Chris Smith NAFAE

John Steers HEAD Trust

Simon Taylor NSEAD

Ian Thompson NSEAD, UAL

Sam Toolan Open University

Michael Upton The Cass

David Vaughan HEAD Trust

Marlene Wylie NSEAD

1. Welcome from Sharon Hodgson MP Chair and Tracey Brabin MP, Co-chair: Minutes of the last meeting were shared and approved.

2. NSEAD update and future plans: Michele Gregson and Sophie Leach, NSEAD. The Society confirmed that they had continued to challenge the DfE on their representation of art and design. Sophie shared a letter from Nick Gibb MP responding to NSEAD’s own letter that had identified the grouping of all arts on the DfE’s ‘Get into teaching’ website. This had been rectified and changed. It was confirmed that NSEAD would again be responding to Nick Gibb, challenging the lack of bursaries for art and design trainee teachers. nsead.org/news/news.aspx?id=861 Michele Gregson updated the meeting on developments with the proposed new Ofsted framework for inspection with its focus on the quality of education. At a meeting attended by NSEAD, with headteachers, arts organisations and Sean Harford (HMI), school leaders reported positively on their initial response. However, the lack of any debate regarding the position of the English Baccalaureate remained a concern.

3. A challenge to remarks recently made by HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills regarding a mismatch in arts and media courses and career options; Eleanor Simms, Clare Know Bentham, The Outreach Team at Manchester School of Art: Eleanor Simms and Clare Bentham challenged the speech given by Amanda Spielman at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) annual conference in Birmingham on 21st November 2018. The speech was noted as being both factually incorrect and damaging therefore to the subject. A PDF of this presentation is available online at nsead.org Clare and Eleanor have been invited to write a letter, underlining these concerns, which will be sent to Ms Spielman on behalf of the APPG and NSEAD.

4. Cross-sector (HE, FE and schools as well as other agencies) collaborations with regard to fine art education: Chris Smith, Associate Editor, Journal Visual Art Practice, Visiting Fellow, CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts, London: Chris Smith presented on the role of NAFAE and the need for more co-ordination and collaboration between schools and Higher Education. Paul Haywood (NAFAE) outlined the main purposes and foci of their work, historically and in the ‘now’. Given the expertise of educators, which it can be assumed is more than politicians, Paul reasoned that educators should have some authority to determine the nature of educational processes. However, this is not their experience in the current policy environment. NAFAE proposes greater collaboration, dialogue, debate and argument involving associations representing teacher practitioners, at all levels, such that we can predict and develop a forward looking and inclusive education. Such partnerships would address the individual needs and aspirations of students as they connect to a broader community and to society. The full presentation is available here nsead.org

5. Art+Maths=Fergal: Fergal Voorsanger-Brill, was cited by his dad Bob and Roberta Smith, in a recent debate on Radio 4's Front Row, as an example of how a creative imagination is a prerequisite for young people keen to enter careers in design. Fergal outlined his first-year experience of studying architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture. The presentation included first-hand experience and perspectives on what is needed to be successful in design education. Fergal showed some of his work and explained the links between his own studies of Maths, Physics and Art within his new concepts and ideas. Fergal’s presentation can be viewed here: nsead.org

6. The limitations of Longitudinal Employment Outcomes (LEO) research and data: Gordon McKenzie, CEO of GuildHE, summarised the report Understanding the limitations of graduate outcome measures in higher education and identified the significant issues for higher education that LEO represent. LEO data does not look at family background, parental education and self-employment data (common to many who work in the creative industries). So, using LEO data and graduate earnings as the only measure of graduate success in the labour market is very limiting and a wholly inappropriate measure of economic value. The full presentation can be seen here: nsead.org

7. Why do mature students in art and design matter? Martell Baines, Progression Manager and Dr Sam Broadhead, Head of Research, Leeds Arts University shared an A3-diagram (available at: nsead.org) which examines why mature students study Art, Craft and Design in HE later in life, together with factors that support such learning. Factors influencing later-in-life study include inclusive pedagogies and student support mechanisms, strategies for celebrating strengths and capacities in and out of education, and the enriched learning experience for all. Examples were shared from the courses at Leeds Arts University. The full presentation is here at nsead.org

8. AOB There were no items. 9. Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 14 May, 5-7pm. Please note new times for APPG Meetings.

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13 November 2018 Agenda

Tuesday 13th November 2018 3.45-5.45pm, Committee Room 14

Houses of Parliament

1. Welcome from Chair, Sharon Hodgson MP, and introductions. Minutes of last meeting to be shared.

2. Proposed changes to the Ofsted inspection framework, a summary and implications for art, craft and design in education, Sophie Leach, and Susan Coles, NSEAD.

3. ‘What are schools for?’ Carolyn Roberts, Head teacher, Thomas Tallis School, London. How and why Thomas Tallis School creates time for the broad and balanced curriculum.

4. Be a Creative Producer: Teenagers from Cambridgeshire will share their work. Year 9 teenagers (ages 12-13) are currently working on a series of animations aimed at encouraging peers across the country to become more aware of how they ‘consume’ the digital world, and how they can take the first steps to becoming creative contributors.

5. Misrepresentation of art and design and inequalities in current teacher recruitment policies, Rachel Payne, President-Elect, NSEAD. With reference to the letter sent to Damian Hinds MP, (23 October 2018) from the NSEAD Special Interest Group for Initial Teacher Education in Art, Craft and Design.

6. NSEAD: General Secretary update, Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary and Michele Gregson, General Secretary Elect, NSEAD.

7. Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 4-6pm

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13 November 2018 Minutes

Tuesday 13th November 2018 4-6pm, Committee Room 6

Houses of Parliament

Minutes of the meeting

Attendees:

Amelia #BeACreativeProducer

Mandy Barrett Gomersal Primary School

Natalie Bennett Green Party

Lluis #BeACreativeProducer

Tracy Brabin MP (co-chair)

Paula Briggs AccessArt

Jessica Austin-Burdett Sedgehill School

Holly Burton Victoria and Albert Museum

Samantha Cairns Cultural Learning Alliance

Sheila Ceccareli AccessArt

Jose Chambers Comino Foundation

John Childs NSEAD

Tamara Cincik Fashion Roundtable

Susan Coles NSEAD

Simon Columb NSEAD

Stephanie Cubbin St Marylebone Teaching School Alliance

Joe #BeACreative Producer

Zoe Dennington Crafts Council

Mark Ellis The Wellcome Trust

Neil Ferguson

Mary Anne Francis University of Brighton

Rafaella de Freitas Fashion Roundtable

Michele Gregson NSEAD General Secretary Elect

Jodie Muter Hamilton Fashion Roundtable

Sharon Hodgson MP (Chair)

Sophie Leach NSEAD

Kate Mason Big Draw

Jack Mayorcas Office of Sharon Hodgson

Patrick McDowell Fashion designer, CSM graduate

Robin McGhee ISM

Loraine Monk Artist Union England

Kimberley Pallot NSEAD

Rachel Payne NSEAD

Anne Louise Quinton University of Leeds

Kirsty Redhead Thomas Deacon Academy

Carolyn Roberts Thomas Tallis School

Ruth Sapsed Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

Rowan Briggs-Smith #BeACreativeProducer

Chris Smith NAFAE

Caroline Smith The National Gallery

All-Party Parliamentary Group for

Art, Craft and Design in Education

Georgina Spry University of Chester

Earl of Clancarty, Nicholas Trench Vice Chair

Alex Tunstall #BeACreativeProducer

David Vaughan HeadTrust, NSEAD

Daniel Zeichner MP

Apologies:

Dr Peter Gregory NSEAD president

Lesley Butterworth General secretary NSEAD

1. Welcome from Chair, Sharon Hodgson MP, and introductions. Sharon read out a letter

from Angela Rayner MP, shadow Secretary of State for Education, who was unable to attend

the meeting.

2. Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education. See item 1.

3. Proposed changes to OFSTED inspection framework, a summary and implications for art,

craft and design in education, Sophie Leach, and Susan Coles, NSEAD: Sophie and Susan

gave a presentation on the proposed new OFSTED inspection framework with its emphasis

on curriculum. The presentation identified how the new proposed framework might impact

on art and design. Login as an NSEAD member to view the presentation:

nsead.org/APPG/index.aspx

4. ‘What are schools for?’ Carolyn Roberts, Head teacher, Thomas Tallis School, London:

Carolyn shared how and why Thomas Tallis School creates time for the broad and balanced

curriculum. The school operates a two-year key stage 3, with three options outside of core

subjects for students. Students can take three arts subjects if they want. The infrastructure

and provision for the arts at the school is wide and varied. Year 9 is seen as a GCSE

foundation year, so that students can embed themselves into the richness and excitement of

their chosen subjects before beginning year 10 and content heavy GCSE courses. Tallis uses

the Tallis Habits for all subjects thomastallisschool.com/tallis-habits.html and staff and

students are skilled in the creativity habits. Carolyn said that a school should ‘look after its

young’ and that they have an entitlement to be exposed to the arts in order to learn about

themselves. She believes that the current national curriculum is ‘impoverished’ and ‘narrow’

and that accountability measures are impacting on education and provision. Carolyn noted

the lack of headteachers and recommended that Ofsted inspectors would helpfully better

understand the pressure schools are under.

5. Be a Creative Producer: Rowan, Amelia, Alex and Lluis from, four members of the

#BeACreativeProducer team, shared their work, verbally and in film formats. The

presentation is online at: accessart.org.uk/houses-of-parliament/. Rowan shared her

sketches (which were undertaken during the meeting) and Sharon Hodgson MP asked if she

could commission a portrait in the future. Please also note that there will be an event in

February 2019 to share the #BeACreativeProducer project in Cambridge

accessart.org.uk/how-to-be-a-creative-producer-opening-night/ It was noted that places

would be limited, and any delegates interested in attending, should please request to be

placed on the invite list, via: paula@accessart.org.uk

6. Misrepresentation of art and design and inequalities in current teacher recruitment

policies, Dr Rachel Payne, President-Elect, NSEAD. Rachel outlined the letter sent to Damian

Hinds MP, (23 October 2018) from the NSEAD Special Interest Group for Initial Teacher

Education in Art, Craft and Design which challenges the DFE’s ‘Get Into Teaching’. On this

website arts subjects have been reduced to a single umbrella term of ‘The Arts’ and not the

distinct subject headings. The letter also asked for an explanation as to the disparity

between subjects in awarding teacher trainee bursaries.

7. NSEAD: General Secretary update, Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary and

Michele Gregson, General Secretary Elect, NSEAD On behalf of Lesley Butterworth, outgoing

general secretary, Sophie passed on her thanks and gratitude for her support and the work

undertaken by the members and supporters of the APPG. Highlighting the importance of

networks and membership, Michele Gregson shared her intentions and ambitions to make

NSEAD a significant and even louder voice in the promotion of art, craft and design

education. Sharon welcomed Michele and also said that she had sent a letter of appreciation

to Lesley Butterworth to thank her for her work and commitment to the APPG.

8. Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 12 February 2019, Room C (located at 1

Parliament Street) *3-5pm *PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE. Due to room capacity, RSVPs

essential for attendance to this meeting. 

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17th October 2018 APPG AGM

AGM: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Room 0, Portcullis House

4.00-5.00pm

Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Election of Chair

3. Election of Vice-Chairs

4. Brief update on ‘Drawn Together’ group

5. NSEAD/APPG priorities for this academic year

6. Date of next meeting November 13th 4-6pm

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16th May 2018 Agenda

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 4pm-6pm

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

1. Welcome from Chair, Sharon Hodgson MP, and Introductions. Minutes of last meeting shared. Update on Action Point from last meeting, (Letter to Children’s Commissioner).

2. Geoff Barton, General Secretary of ASCL, will talk about the broad and balanced curriculum and the need for subject specific CPD for teachers.

3. Andria Zafirakou, Senior Leader at the Alperton Community School, teacher of Art and Textiles, and Global Teacher Prize Winner 2018, on winning the prize and the value of art education.

4. ‘Developing Great Subject Teaching Rapid Evidence Review of subject-specific CPD in the UK’, a summary of the findings https://wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/developing-great-subject-teaching.pdf and news of a new research project. Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, Nan Davies, Project Manager, Professional Development, Wellcome Trust.

5. Continued Professional development opportunities, a snapshot of the national picture, Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary NSEAD.

6. Alice Crane, Artistic Director SPAEDA, Somerset Partnerships Arts Education Agency, with Catherine (Cat) Smith, Art Co-ordinator Milverton Primary, Somerset ‘Switched on to Art – findings from an action research project investing in teachers’ creativity and invigorating practice’

7. Susan Coles, (NSEAD/NEATEN) networking for visual art teachers in north east England, professional development and contributing to personal wellbeing.

8. Next steps, discussion led by Sophie Leach (Assistant General Secretary NSEAD). Sophie will summarise letters previously sent by the APPG and officers to Secretaries of State for Education. How do we re-establish communication between APPG & DfE and what are the priorities?

9. AOB.

10. Date and time of next meeting.

16th May 2018 Minutes

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 4.00-5.45pm, The Boothroyd Room

Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

Attendees:

Mandy Barrett Gomersal Primary School

Mick Barrett Artist

Geoff Barton ASCL General Secretary

Tracy Brabin MP

Alex Bunting British Fashion Council

Jessica Austin Burdett Sedgehill School

Lesley Butterworth NSEAD

Sheila Ceccarelli AccessArt

Victoria Cerdeno St Marylebone School

Jose Chambers Comino Foundation

Alex Coles The Big Draw

Simon Columb NSEAD

Nick Corston STEAM Co

Matthew Cragoe University of Lincoln

Alice Crane SPAEDA

Petra Matthews Crow NSEAD

Steph Cubbin St Marylebone School

Nan Davies Wellcome Trust

Karen Eslea Turner Contemporary

Paula Graham CVAN

Michele Gregson Kent Art Teachers/ROH Bridge

Sharon Hodgson MP (Chair)

Sophie Leach NSEAD

Hilary Leevers Wellcome Trust

Kate Mason The Big Draw

Jack Mayorcas Office of Sharon Hodgson

Susannah Moore Finton House School

Kate Noble The National Gallery

Dr Rachel Payne NSEAD

Anne Louise Quinton Freelance

Ruth Sapsed Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

Pauline Smith Arts University Bournemouth

Cat Smith Milverton Primary School

Clare Stanhope Harris Girls’ Academy

Dr John Steers Higher Education Art and Design (HEAD) Trust

Ian Thompson UAL/NSEAD

David Vaughan Higher Education Art and Design (HEAD) Trust

Thelma Walker MP

Natalie Walton Arts Council Collection

Joanna Woodbridge St Mary’s University

Andria Zafirakou Alperton Community School

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for

Art, Craft and Design in Education

1. Welcome from Chair, Sharon Hodgson MP, & Introductions: Minutes of the last meeting, 14

March 2018 were agreed. Update on Action Points from last meeting: 2. Letter to Children’s

Commissioner: Copies were shared and will be attached to the minutes.

2. Geoff Barton (GB), General Secretary of The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL):

Why do we need a broad and balanced curriculum and, why do we teachers need subject-specific

CPD? GB examined the importance of art and design in schools, from the point of view of his recent

leadership and head teacher experience in schools. GB shared a conversation with Nick Gibb,

Minister for School Standards, where he had identified that arts subjects had been marginalised;

evidence had been shared, to include the large-scale BBC Survey on Creative Subjects, which had

proven that in England, curriculum breadth had reduced. GB noted that ‘entitlement’ was a key

word, and that access to the arts was a birth right for every child. GB also shared that the current

performance-led education system was unsustainable and that there was an appetite from

employers to have creative people in their workforces. In the age of the robot, creative input would

always be human, but school leaders would need to be bolder.

3. Andria Zafirakou (AZ), Senior Leader at the Alperton Community School, Teacher of Art and

Textiles, and Global Teacher Prize Winner 2018, on winning the prize and the value of art

education: AZ confirmed that she had observed a growing movement, which had begun to celebrate

what teachers achieve, as in her own experience of winning the award. AZ shared her conviction that

‘art saves lives’ by giving young people opportunities to be creative and expressive, and taking them

away from the temptations of other activities, such as gang culture. AZ was also concerned that

increasingly teachers are not allowed out of school to attend CPD – many teachers had moved

towards self-managed and self-funded CPD organised in their own time. AZ recommended that

educators need to raise parental awareness of the arts, especially with respect to employability in

the cultural and creative industries and that this connection, between the industries and schools, is

essential. AZ outlined her plans for using the Global Teacher prize money to set up a charity called

‘Artists in Residence’ which would bring artists, musicians, performers into schools. She would seek

to influence policymakers to show that art and design is inclusive and that everyone should have

access to it.

4. ‘Developing Great Subject Teaching Rapid Evidence Review of subject-specific CPD in the UK’, a

summary of the findings and news of a new research project – Hilary Leevers (HL), Head of

Education and Learning, Nan Davies (ND), Project Manager, Professional Development, Wellcome

Trust wellcome.ac.uk/sites/default/files/developing-great-subject-teaching.pdf: HL and ND

presentation showed evidence that subject-specific CPD is highly effective in raising attainment and

teacher retention. The report findings had confirmed that school leaders and teachers also needed to

have a better understanding of what effective CPD looks like. Their recommendations included

quality assurance of CPD provision, individual teacher professional development, school

development and CPD to be linked to review. It was confirmed that the Trust’s future research would

centre on a compact regional pilot study (Sheffield/Rotherham) beginning in September 2018 and

involving 40 schools. The presentation ended with the statement that every teacher should regularly

participate in subject-specific CPD. The full presentation can be viewed online*.

5. Continued Professional Development opportunities, a snapshot of the national picture, Lesley

Butterworth (LB), General Secretary NSEAD: LB gave a national overview of subject-specific CPD

from an NSEAD perspective, acknowledging pockets of excellence but more apparently dwindling

numbers attending subject-specific CPD, not from lack of interest but for lack of time and funding to

come out of the classroom into a cultural setting to attend such opportunities. Citing The NSEAD

Survey Report 2015-16, LB confirmed that these findings are still true, and that barriers to subjectspecific CPD can be attributed to the consequences of government policy. Read the full text online*

6. Alice Crane (AC), Artistic Director SPAEDA, (Somerset Partnerships Arts Education Agency), with

Catherine Smith (CS), Art Co-ordinator Milverton Primary, Somerset ‘Switched on to Art’ – findings

from an action research project investing in teachers’ creativity and invigorating practice: AC

outlined the work of SPAEDA, and how a project funded by the Arts Council ‘Grants for the Arts’ had

explored new ways to ensure Arts CPD and resources reach subject leaders. The project had

comprised of a rich programme of action learning networks, cultural events, conferences and

seminars. Within it a collaborative sketchbook project called Switchbook, in part inspired by

Sketchbook Circle, built a community of 38 arts leaders and young ambassadors working side-by side,

resourced by visits to cultural venues. CS shared how the opportunity had aided her role as art coordinator and inspired and empowered her to do the job effectively. The presentation can be viewed

online*

7. Susan Coles, (NSEAD/NEATEN) networking for visual art teachers in North East England,

professional development and contributing to personal wellbeing: Susan shared the story of the

North East Art Teacher Educator Network (NEATEN) and the way that an unfunded and enthusiastic

group of teachers had worked together to create free or low cost, high-quality professional

development for local teachers. Examples and links with other organisations (e.g. NSEAD, BALTIC,

The Big Draw) were shared. Again, it was noted that all work was voluntary and undertaken in

teacher’s own time. The link to individual teacher sense of wellbeing through being both challenged

and valued was pointed out. ‘What all of us need, to be better at what we do, is…collective wisdom.’

Read the full text online*

8. Next steps: A summary of letters previously sent by the APPG and officers to Secretaries of State

for Education followed by a discussion led by Sophie Leach (SL), Assistant General Secretary

NSEAD: SL noted that since the formation of the APPG there had been four Secretaries of State for

Education, to whom the APPG had addressed five letters. With the intention of opening new lines of

communication with Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, SL summarised each letter

and recent research, to include the BBC Creative Arts in Schools Survey and a recent DfE

announcement of £96 million for talented ‘arts’ pupils. SL noted that whilst the APPG might welcome

the DfE’s announcement, the APPG might also wish to ask: why is there such an imbalance of

spending [94% is allocated to music, dance and drama]? And, how will pupils even know they are

talented when curriculums are so depleted of arts subjects? Read the full text online*

9. AOB: Attendees were asked to collect a copy of Sharon Hodgson’s letter of response sent to the

Children’s Commissioner re. The KidsRights Index.

10. Date and time of next meeting: The AGM will take place 4pm, Wednesday 17 October 2018.

The next full APPG meeting will be held, 4-6pm, 13 November 2018. Locations tbc.

* All presentations can be viewed online: nsead.org/APPG/papers.aspx

14th March 2018 Agenda

1. Chair’s welcome and introductions. Sharon Hodgson MP.

2. Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent. Karen Eslea (Head of Learning and Visitor Experience at Turner Contemporary) and Michele Gregson (Arts Education Specialist) have been working together to explore and champion Children’s Leadership through the Arts.

3. Gomersal Primary School Art Council. Six students from the school are attending with their teacher Mandy Barrett and their headteacher Melanie Cox. The student “Art Council” will share with the group what their remit is and why they are here today.

4. Branwen Jeffries (BBC Education reporter) will present conclusions from the recent BBC survey on the decline of Arts in the school curriculum. www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42862996

5. Andrew Baiseley of the National Education Union, will present an update on national school funding issues.

6. Updates from NSEAD, including Sharon Hodgson’s letter to Damian Hinds. Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary NSEAD.

7. Drawn Together joint APPG action, updates. Susan Coles.

8. AOB

9. Date/time next meeting: Wednesday 16th May 2018, 4-6pm.

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14th March 2018 Minutes

Attendees:

Jessica Austin Burdett; Sedgehill School

Andrew Baisley; National Education Union

Mandy Barrett; Gomersal Primary School

Kathy Bor; Kingston University

Tracy Brabin MP

Alex Bunting; British Fashion Council

Jose Chambers; Comino Foundation

Tamara Cincik; Fashion Roundtable

Alex Coles; Big Draw

Susan Coles; NSEAD, APPG secretary

Simon Columb; NSEAD/North Bridge House School

Melanie Cox; Gomersal Primary School

Nicky Dewar; Crafts Council

Vanessa Elliott; BBC

Karen Eslea; Turner Contemporary

Paula Gazzard; CVAN.art

Michele Gregson; ROH Bridge

Clare Haskins; Saturday Club Trust

Sharon Hodgson MP (chair)

Vicky Ireland; Action for Children’s Art

Branwen Jeffreys; BBC

Gillian Keegan MP

Sophie Leach; NSEAD

Patricia Lovett MBE; Heritage Crafts Association

Kate Mason; The Big Draw

Petra Matthews Crow; NSEAD/Astor College, Dover

Jack Mayorcas; Office of Sharon Hodgson MP

Loraine Monk; Artists Union England

Sarah Mower MBE; British Fashion Council, US Vogue

Baroness Nye; House of Lords

Angela Partington; Kingston University

Sarah Philips; Goldalming Sixth Form College

Kirsty Redhead; NSEAD/Thomas Deacon School

Melanie Rickey; Founder Future British

Patrick Sanders; NSEAD/City of London School

Ruth Sapsed; Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

Pauline Smith; Arts University Bournemouth

Clare Stanhope; Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich

David Vaughan; NSEAD Honorary member and HEAD Trust

Molly Kate Vickers; Office of Tracy Brabin MP

David Wood; Action for Children’s Art

Pupils from Gomersal Primary School; William, Matilda, Eva, Samuel, Grace, Harriet.

Apologies: The Earl Clancarty, Thelma Walker MP, Lesley Butterworth, NSEAD.

1. Chair’s welcome and introductions. Sharon Hodgson MP welcomed attendees and apologies were given. Minutes of the previous meeting were shared.

2. Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent: Karen Eslea (Head of Learning and Visitor Experience at Turner Contemporary) and Michele Gregson (Arts Education Specialist) presented their work which has explored and championed Children’s Leadership through the Arts. They identified a concern with the UK’s ranking on the Kids Rights Index. The full presentation is available here: http://www.nsead.org/downloads/APPG_March_2018_APPG_KE_and_MG.pdf Karen and Michele invited APPG members to join them in a ‘Think Tank’ on this matter. Tracy Brabin MP and Sharon Hodgson MP noted that they would collaborate on a letter to the Children’s Commissioner and also consider asking a parliamentary question with regard to the Kids Rights Index and the UK’s ranking.

3. Gomersal Primary School Arts Council: Six students from Gomersal Primary School attended with their arts specialist teacher Mandy Barrett and head teacher Melanie Cox. After an introduction by Melanie Cox, members of the school’s arts council shared, with belief and conviction, the remit of their council and why it was needed. Individual presentations are available here: nsead.org/APPG/papers.aspx

4. Branwen Jeffreys (Education Editor BBC News) presented the results from the recent BBC survey on the decline of arts in secondary schools: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42862996. Branwen Jeffreys explained that the survey was a snapshot and not definitive of every school in the country. Of the 1200 schools who participated in the survey, nine in 10 schools had cited a reduction in time, facilities and lack of specialist staff as a driver for reduction in at least one arts subjects; four in 10 had spent less money on facilities, more than three out of 10 had reduced timetabled lessons; some reported having fewer specialist staff. Some respondents indicated that there had been no impact in the provision of arts subjects in their school.

5. Andrew Baisely, the National Education Union, presented an update on national school funding issues. Identifying what were described as ‘the largest cuts to school funding seen in a generation’, Andrew Baisely evidenced the impact and pressure on school budgets. It was noted that the pressure on budgets had resulted in arts subjects being more vulnerable. The presentation, which included extensive data, is summarised here: nsead.org/appg/papers.aspx. Questions and discussion followed. Gillian Keegan MP said the funding formula would take years to embed.

6. Updates from NSEAD and dialogue with the new Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP: Sophie Leach, NSEAD, outlined the recent work of the Society. This included: Three meetings with Ofsted whose recent research had focussed on the curriculum; a summary of a review Developing Great Subject Teaching published by the Wellcome Trust and Curee. The second part of this item, to include correspondence between Sharon Hodgson MP, with three Secretary of States for Education (2013-2017), was held over for the next meeting.

7. Drawn Together joint APPG action, updates: Susan Coles updated the group on the two advocacy events which have taken place under the umbrella title ‘Drawn Together’ and representing joint arts and design education APPG groups. The group are aiming for a third event in the autumn 2018 – a focus and lead APPG was required and under discussion.

8. AOB: There were no items recorded.

9. Date/time next meeting: Wednesday 16 May 2018, 4-6.00pm.


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10th October 2017 Agenda

1. Welcome from Sharon Hodgson MP (chair).

2. Letter to Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, re. Initial Teacher Education in Art, Craft, and Design. Sharon Hodgson MP.

3. NSEAD updates and reflections on the past few months, including priorities and a review of summer 2017 examination entries for Art and Design. Lesley Butterworth and Sophie Leach, NSEAD.

4. Bacc for the Future Campaign, updates. Henry Vann, Head of External Affairs, Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

5. House of Lords debate, on the impact of the English Baccalaureate on the take up of creative and technical subjects, and the case for broadening the curriculum, summing up and comments. Earl Clancarty (vice chair).

6. Norwich UA Report ‘A review of Art and Design Education in Norfolk’s secondary sector’ headlines and summary points. Hilary Gresty, independent visual arts professional.

7. The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)) update: ‘The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts’ and ‘ Heritage craft apprenticeships, vocational and other career paths into heritage craft industries. Patricia Lovett MBE and Greta Bertram (HCA).

8. AOB.

9. Date/time next meeting. 

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Attendees

Mamoud Barry, Office of Sharon Hodgson

Greta Bartram, The Heritage Craft Association

Kathy Bor, Kingston University

Tracy Brabin, MP

Lesley Butterworth, NSEAD

Sheila Ceccarelli, AccessArt

Jose Chambers, Comino Foundation

Dr Helen Charman, Design Council

John Childs, NSEAD

Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable

The Earl Clancarty, House of Lords

Lizzie Crump, Cultural Learning Alliance

Susan Coles, NSEAD

Simon Columb, NSEAD

Stephanie Cubbin, St Marylebone School

Nicky Dewar, Crafts Council

Jessica Faulkner, Office of Sharon Hodgson

Hilary Gresty, Freelance

Emma Hardy, MP

Sharon Hodgson, MP

Sophie Leach, NSEAD

Patricia Lovett MBE, Heritage Crafts Association

Sarah Mower MBE, British Fashion Council

Fay Penrose, University of Liverpool

Sarah Phillips, Goldaming College

Kirsty Redhead, Art teacher

Linden Reilly, NAFAE

Pauline Smith, Arts University Bournemouth

Dr John Steers, HEAD

Ian Thompson, UAL

Michael Upton, London Met University/The Cass

Thelma Walker, MP

James Waudby, Office of Emma Hardy

1. Welcome from Sharon Hodgson MP. Sharon Hodgson welcomed attendees.

2. Letter to Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, re Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Art, Craft, and Design. The letter to Justine Greening MP from Sharon Hodgson MP, APPG chair, together with the response letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, was tabled. It was agreed that a follow-up letter to Justine Greening, would address the APPG’s continued ITE concerns. The use of the term ‘one arts subject’ was seen as being an unsatisfactory reply. ACTION: A response letter to be written and addressed to Justine Greening would be sent by Sharon Hodgson.

3. NSEAD updates, including priorities and a review of summer examination entries for Art and Design. Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary, NSEAD provided an update on recent NSEAD work to include the revised NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education 2017, Acts of Translation at Tate Exchange (a response to the NSEAD 2015-16 Survey Report) and meetings with OFSTED. Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary presented on the GCSE and GCE results 2017 and confirmed that numbers taking art and design GCSE had fallen to the lowest level this century. Full presentation is available here.

4. Bacc for the Future Campaign. Henry Vann, Head of External Affairs, Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), updated the group on the work of the Bacc For The Future campaign. The campaign had recently been present at the fringe events of the party political conferences, where concerns about the impact of government accountability measures (EBacc/Progess 8) on GCSE Arts entries had been shared. Lizzie Crump (CLA) asked why education had not been included in the industrial strategy and stressed that the agenda had to be moved on to have impact on the Department for Education.

5. House of Lords debate, on the impact of the English Baccalaureate on the take up of creative and technical subjects, and the case for broadening the curriculum. The Earl Clancarty (vice chair) reported on the 2.5hr debate held 18 September 2017 that had been moved by Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative). Thirteen of the 15 cross-party speakers in the debate wanted change. The Edge Foundation and technical education in schools were referenced, as the new T-levels showed a contradiction in government thinking: by the age of 16, students were required to take Ebacc subjects rather than arts or design subjects. Full debate available here. ACTION: Tracy Brabin MP, Thelma Walker MP, Emma Hardy MP, all members of the Education Select Committee, suggested that this could be a forum in which to further debate and address these issues.

6. Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) Report: ‘A review of Art and Design Education in Norfolk’s secondary sector’ headlines and summary points. Hilary Gresty, independent visual arts professional, presented a summary of the review commissioned by NUA. The focus of the report sought to determine how NUA could support visual art education in secondary schools in the Norfolk region. The research showed multiple factors influencing fair and accessible opportunities to study art and design and D&T within statutory education. It was noted that secondary art teachers reported that year 7 pupils lacked resilience and a willingness to take risks with their work. Full presentation can be read at this link: NUA,_A_Review_of_Art_and_Design_Education_in_Norfolk

7. The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts and HCA apprenticeships, vocational and other career paths into the industries, Greta Bertram and Patricia Lovett MBE (The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)). Greta Bertram presented recent research used to create The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts: Red List. Concerns were shared and the need for schools to promote careers into craft; pathways into training, and the barriers that can prevent access and progression. Full presentation is available here: HCA Red List Presentation

8. AOB: There were no items presented.

9. Date/time next meeting: The next meeting has been confirmed: 14 March 2018, 4pm, Committee Room 5.          

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22nd February 2017 Agenda

1. Welcome from Sharon Hodgson MP.

2. Lesley Butterworth, (NSEAD) An introduction to the issues affecting recruitment and retention in ITE for art, craft and design; A summary of the NSEAD’s Special Interest Group for Initial Teacher Education.

3. Sophie Cole, (Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design, Northumbria University) and two current Northumbria PGCE trainee teachers, on the challenges faced by our next generation of art teachers and their motivations for committing to ‘the best career in the world’.

4. Dr. Peter Gregory (Canterbury Christ Church University) presents the provider point of view, talking about issues at art and design in the primary education phase.

5. Dr. Rachel Payne (Oxford Brookes University) Dr Rachel Payne (Oxford Brookes University) on the role of partnership and community in ITE.

6. Conclusions and areas of concern/next steps that will inform the NSEAD Special Interest Group for ITE.

7. AOB.

8. Date/time next meeting: May 10th 2017, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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22nd February 2017 Minutes

Attendees:

Professor Jeff Adams; University of Chester

Andy Ash; IOE/UCL

Sarah Bagshaw; Newman University

Mandy Barrett; Gomersal Primary School

Lesley Butterworth; NSEAD

Peter Carr; Birmingham City University

John Childs; NSEAD

Tamara Cincik; Office of Sharon Hodgson

The Earl Clancarty; Vice Chair, House of Lords

Sophie Cole; University of Northumbria

Susan Coles; NSEAD

Janet Coles; Newman University

Linda Copeland; Vida Education OCR

Nicky Dewar; Crafts Council

Samantha Fairbairn; University of Northumbria

Dr. Peter Gregory; NSEAD

Hilary Gresty; Freelance

June Harbottle; Birmingham City University

Debbie Hepplestone; St Bernards RC School, Rotherham

Sharon Hodgson MP; Chair

Simon Huson; UWE Bristol

Henna Javed; University of Northumbria

Sally Johnson; University of Brighton

Sophie Leach; NSEAD

Katie Leonard; Staffordshire University/British Ceramics Biennial

Andrew Leslie; St Bernard’s RC School, Rotherham

Patricia Lovett MBE; Heritage Craft Association

Carla Mindel; University of Greenwich

Melanie Moss; UWE Bristol

Baroness Nye; Vice Chair, House of Lords

Susan Ogier; University of Roehampton

Dr. Rachel Payne; Oxford Brookes University

Dan Firth Powell; St James CE High School

Helen Ross; Creative Fuse North East

Patrick Saunders; The Urswick School

Pauline Smith: University of Bournemouth

Kiran Tasneem; Birmingham City University

Ian Thompson: UAL London

Jennifer Tuckett; Central Saint Martins

Neil Walton; Goldsmiths University

Chris Waterman; APPG for the Teaching Profession

Pete Webster

Jo Woodbridge; Saint Mary’s University

1/17 Welcome from Sharon Hodgson MP: Sharon Hodgson thanked everyone for attending the meeting. Introductions followed.

2/17 An introduction to the issues affecting recruitment and retention in ITE for art, craft and design: Lesley Butterworth, (LB) outlined NSEAD’s commitment to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) which has always been at the centre of the Society’s work. LB confirmed that recent ITE changes and concerns had led to NSEAD setting up an ITE Special Interest Group (SIG). LB welcomed the opportunity to bring together the ITE audience together in order to share concerns and prioritise plans for future action.

Action points: The APPG agreed to support the work of the ITE SIG and NSEAD agreed to update the APPG on priorities and future course of actions.

3/17 The challenges faced by the next generation of art and design teachers and their motivations for committing to ‘the best career in the world’: Sophie Cole (SC), Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design, Northumbria University, outlined current concerns, including inequalities in the system for art and design trainee recruitment, including large bursaries for some subjects and no bursary for art and design trainees. SC was however able to celebrate and showcase the positives about the Northumbria University course, and how the support of schools, mentors, galleries and museums has made a difference to the course and their trainees. SC also noted that students bring fresh perspectives to art and design departments in schools. Samantha Fairbairn and Henna Javed, both trainee art and design teachers from Northumbria University, co-presented their rationale for entering the profession and their own school and university experiences. The transcripts transcript can be read here: www.nsead.org/APPG/papers.aspx

Action points: For the ITE community, across all phases, sectors and providers, to continue to raise the profile and benefits of art, craft and design education.

4/17 Dr. Peter Gregory (Canterbury Christ Church University) a provider perspective and the issues concerning primary education ITE: Peter Gregory (PG) entitled his presentation ‘Art and Design in Primary ITE, or, how many minutes does it take to train a primary teacher in the subject?’ PG’s presentation contextualised the current situation and indentified both the depletion in teaching hours for art and design and the reduction in centres offering specialist training in the subject. PG recommended the need for review and scoping of current ITE art and design provision. The presentation can be viewed here: Dr_Peter_Gregory_presentation,_Art_and_Design_in_primary_ITE.pdf

Action points: The APPG agreed to support an independent bid to fund further research into changes in art and design ITE provision.

5/17 Dr. Rachel Payne (Oxford Brookes University), the role of partnership and community in ITE: Rachel Payne (RP) outlined changes in secondary PGCE provision, notably that 36 per cent of art and design ITE providers closed between 2010 and 2013. RP also outlined the impact of a closure on a locality, citing Oxford Brookes and the surrounding region as an example. Concerns were summarised and shared and the recommendations of the Carter Review (2015:17) were also addressed. The presentation can be read here: Rachel_Payne_The_impact_of_secondary_PGCE_closures.pdf

Action Points: The ITE SIG/NSEAD agreed to identify and create a database of target groups, and to revise and create materials to communicate with target ITE groups. The APPG agreed to support the SIG with any funding proposals to focus on ITE provision and professional development opportunities.

6/17 Conclusions and areas of concern/next steps that will inform the NSEAD Special Interest Group for ITE:

Sharon Hodgson thanked all presenters for their presentations and proposed that the research should to be shared with The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education.

Action Point: It was agreed that a letter addressing ITE art and design provision would be drafted on behalf of the APPG by NSEAD/SIG for the attention of Justine Greening. The letter would initially be drafted and shared with Sharon Hodgson and the APPG.

8/17 AOB: There were no further items.

9/17 Date/time next meeting: 10 May 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in The Wilson Room, which is in Portcullis House. Please note this different venue: Portcullis House

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14th September 2016 Agenda

Chair’s Welcome & Introductions.

1. Minutes of Last Meeting/Actions Arising.

2. Update from Henry Vann, Incorporated Society of Musicians, on Bacc for the Future campaign.

3. Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary NSEAD and Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary NSEAD: next steps for the EBacc campaign; GCSE/GCE results; Traction on the NSEAD Survey Report 2016; Financial implications on the subject to include A&D and DT departments merging/being mothballed and the impact that has on our subject; Amplifying craft and design – including discussion.

4. Julia Bennett: Head of Research and Policy Crafts Council, Studying Craft 16 - an update from the Crafts Council on trends in craft education and training since 2007/08. Including discussion.

5. Kate Holland, Bookbinder (with Lord Sawyer): the national demise of bookbinding education within the wider context of the downturn of craft education.

6. Sorell Hershberg, Director of The Sorrell Foundation: The Creative Journeys films, an encouragement to young people to consider careers using Art, Craft and Design.

7. Susan Coles, NSEAD: updates on the joint APPG group summit on 11 October 2016.

8. AOB.

9. Date of next meeting. 14th December 2016.

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1/16 In attendance:

Mandy Barrett: Gomersal Primary School

Julia Bennett: Head of Research and Policy, Crafts Council

Paula Briggs: AccessArt

Lesley Butterworth: General Secretary, NSEAD

Mel Carter: CultureBridge North East

John Childs: NSEAD/OCR

Tamara Cincik: Office of Sharon Hodgson MP

Earl Clancarty: House of Lords

Susan Coles: NSEAD/Secretary to group

Lizzie Crump: Cultural Learning Alliance

Nicky Dewar: Head of Learning/Talent development, Crafts Council

Lily Elms: Artist/Educator

Linda Ewen: Arts Emergency

Ged Gast: NSEAD

Hilary Gresty: Independent Visual Arts Consultant

Sorrel Hershberg: The Sorrell Foundation/Saturday Club Trust

Sharon Hodgson MP: Chair

Kate Holland: Bookbinder

Melanie Jay: University of Reading

Sophie Leach: NSEAD

Patricia Lovett: Heritage Crafts Association

Baroness Nye: House of Lords

Rachel Payne: NSEAD

Fay Penrose: University of Liverpool (Anatomy)

Patrick Sanders: The Urswick School

Jane Sillis: engage

Pauline Smith: Arts University Bournemouth

Catherine Ritman Smith: Design Museum

Pei-Shan Su: University of the Arts London

Sam Toolan: University of the Arts London

Daniel Tye: Office of Sharon Hodgson MP

Natalie Walton: Arts Council Collection

Luke Watson: University of the Arts London Outreach Practitioner

Marlene Wylie: NSEAD

Yaqi Zhang: University of the Arts London

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2/16 Chair’s Welcome & Introductions

Sharon Hodgson welcomed everyone to the meeting and delegates introduced themselves.

13/16 Minutes of Last Meeting/Actions Arising

The Earl Clancarty and Baroness Nye agreed to continue ask further questions of Lord Nash, relating to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), the decrease in art and design GCSE and GCE candidates and the impact of Government policies on provision of arts subjects in schools.

14/16 Update from Henry Vann, Incorporated Society of Musicians: The Bacc for the Future campaign:

Henry Vann confirmed that press coverage following the 4 July Westminster Hall EBacc debate, had resulted in an increase in supporters of The Bacc for the Future Campaign; Figures for the 2016 GCSE arts subjects provided evidence that all arts subjects had been affected by the EBacc – consequently the Campaign would provide an evidenced based rebuttal of claims that the EBacc has not affected uptake of the arts subjects; Government assertions that Ebacc subjects were the best route to HE cannot be backed with evidence and the Russell Group universities had not publicised such research. Whilst the EBacc was presented by the Government as comparable to other qualifications across the world, high performing PISA countries crucially make the arts compulsory up to 14-16. The Bacc for the Future Campaign would continue to use robust evidence to refute the DfE’s justifications of the Bacc: www.baccforthefuture.com. It was also noted that results for The Ebacc Consultation are long overdue.

Action Point: Bacc for the Future supporters agreed to continue to support the campaign and to encourage other partners to join.

15/16 and Sophie Leach, Assistant General Secretary NSEAD: Next steps for the EBacc campaign; GCSE/GCE results

Sophie Leach reported on the next steps for art and design and the EBacc campaign noting the fall in GCSE/GCE 2016 art and design candidate numbers. GCSE art and design subjects had decreased from 194,637 to 183,085 (this represented a 6 percent decline in a year). The total number of GCE AS level candidates had also fallen very sharply from 62,375 in 2015 to 41,545, a decrease of 20,830 art and design candidates. This is a big 33.4% decline in candidates. nsead.org/downloads/APPG_14_Sept_2016_NSEAD_SL_final.pdf

Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary NSEAD: Traction on the NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16

Lesley Butterworth summarised the NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16 and noted the organisations who had shared and responded to the Report’s 30 recommendations. It was confirmed that the DfE had not responded but amongst others HEIs, Tate, ACE, the parent teacher association had shown a keen interest. Lesley Butterworth also shared how The Society would seek to improve and enhance national perceptions of art, craft and design in the public domain, and quoted from Darren Henley CEO of Arts Council England, to ‘shine a light on the arts’. www.nsead.org/APPG/papers.aspx

Ged Gast, president NSEAD; Financial implications on the subject to include A&D and DT departments merging/being mothballed and the impact that has on our subject

Ged Gast confirmed that some schools are merging art and design and D&T departments. The presentation outlined that there may be some benefits to these mergers, however, the mergers can lead to a reduction in provision, a reduction of curriculum breadth, time and a misunderstanding of the both subjects and career pathways. www.nsead.org/downloads/APPG_14_Sept_2016_NSEAD_GG_final.pdf

17/16 Julia Bennett: Head of Research and Policy Crafts Council; Studying Craft 16 – an update from the Crafts Council on trends in craft education and training since 2007/08

Julia Bennett presented a summary of Studying Craft 16 a Crafts Council report to be launched 4 October 2016. The report will aim to create an evidence base which will not only increase our understanding of trends in craft education and training, but contribute to the debate about how best to secure creative education in general, and craft education in particular. The full report and an animated summary can be accessed at: www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/studyingcraft

Action Point: share and disseminate the findings of Studying Craft 16 widely.

18/16 Kate Holland, Bookbinder (with Lord Sawyer): the national demise of bookbinding education within the wider context of the downturn of craft education.

Kate Holland, an experienced contemporary bookbinder, contextualised her work in the industry and shared how and why the specialism was dying our as a consequence of course closures. Despite a buoyant market, with potential for growth, opportunities to learn the craft had disappeared. The benefit of the craft as a therapeutic process, good for health and wellbeing, was also examined.

Action point: The APPG will continue to highlight and share the demise of craft education.

19/16 Sorrel Hershberg, Director of the Sorrell Foundation: Creative Journeys films, encouraging young people to consider careers using art, craft and design.

Sorrel Hershberg outlined the role and the work of the Sorrell Foundation through the National Saturday Club visual art opportunities, which has worked with children from all over England and from a 1000 plus schools. It was stressed that these opportunities were additional to the curriculum and not ‘instead of’. www.saturday-club.org. Also shared were details of the Creative Journeys films, produced by the Foundation and the HEAD Trust. The films are designed to present real-life case studies so that people (young people in particular) are reminded that it is worth choosing a career within art, craft and design. The group watched a small part of the film which can be viewed here: creativejourneyuk.org

Action point: Share films to support advocacy for careers in the creative and cultural industries.

20/16 Susan Coles, NSEAD: Updates on the joint APPG group summit on 11 October 2016

Susan Coles gave details and a verbal invitation to the joint APPG arts, health and wellbeing in education summit to be held 11 October 2016, in the Attlee Suite from 2:15pm to 4pm.

Action point: Notify named individuals if you wish to attend, as the event is by invite only.

21/16 AOB: There were no AOBs.

22/16 Date of next meeting

The next meeting was confirmed: Wednesday 14 December 4-6pm, room TBC.

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12th July 2016 AGM Agenda

1. Introductions.

2. Election of Chair

3. Election of Vice-Chairs

4. AOB

6. Date of next meeting

- Wednesday 14th September, 4 – 6pm 

12th July 2016 AGM Minutes

Chair’s Welcomes

Attendees

Earl of Clancarty (Chaired the meeting in place of Sharon Hodgson MP)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Lord Freyberg

Baroness Nye

David Warburton MP

Baroness Young of Hornsey

Lord Addington;

Sophie Leach, NSEAD

Election of Officers:

Sharon Hodgson MP to continue as Chair

Vice-Chairs: Earl of Clancarty, Lord Cormack, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Baroness Nye, Baroness Goudie, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Tulip Siddiq MP, Lord Valerian Freyberg

Secretariat

NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design) to remain as Secretariat

AOB

The Art, Craft and Design in Education APPG will be holding a summit in the Attlee Suite from 2 – 4pm on Tuesday 11 October 2016. Plans are underway for an interactive event, bringing together creative APPGs across parliament.

Following discussion of the summit, attendees agreed that further collaboration between all creative APPGs should be a priority over the coming year. We agreed to plan a strategy meeting, bringing together parliamentarians and secretariats of all creative APPGs.

Sophie Leach presented proposed plans for next year’s APPG meetings. Discussion followed in which:

- Lord Addington spoke of the parallels between the issues faced by those promoting participation and performance in sports and those promoting the creative arts. We should aim to encourage DCMS to talk to the DfE.

- Baroness Lola Young raised the need to include the Arts, Health and Wellbeing APPG, as recent research shows that the education system is not providing enough people with the skills this sector needs.

Attendees from the House of Lords noted that, due to the timings of Lords Questions, it would be better not the schedule meetings before 3.30pm, and to schedule meetings in the Palace if possible.

Date of the Next Meeting

We will have an APPG meeting on Wednesday 14th September, 4 – 6pm

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