Art and Design Education - a guide for Governors and Trustees
“Studying cultural education subjects, such as art and design, dance, drama and music, sparks creativity across the curriculum, encouraging young people to be inquisitive, disciplined and determined. Wherever children start in life, a high quality cultural education in every school should be a right, not a privilege.
Alongside literacy and numeracy, another skill needed in our workforce today is creativity. Cultural education subjects help young people to unlock their innate creativity, enabling them to become more rounded and confident human beings.
All children deserve a rich cultural education, but not all of them are getting it. The Arts Council has launched the Cultural Education Challenge in response to this to encourage educational settings, arts organisations and other partners to work together in giving our children and young people the best start we can. This guide has been developed in partnership with Arts Council England,
The National Society for Education in Art and Design and the National Governors’ Association as a resource to support you in your role as governor and critical friend.”
Darren Henley OBE
Chief Executive, Arts Council England
|Resource created||Wednesday 8th February, 2017|