How we can help schools

The Mighty Creatives are determined that every school should make developing a child’s creative skills part of its DNA.

Every school day, for every child should be an inspiring, creative adventure.

Limited access to creative opportunities restricts a child’s development and reinforces social and economic disadvantage. This Cultural Education Challenge, set by Arts Council England, needs to be met. We aim to do this by providing the following:

  • Arts Award helps young people develop their creativity, leadership and communication skills.
  • Artsmark, awarded by Arts Council England, helps schools to provide a high quality arts and cultural education offer and meet Ofsted requirements.
  • Artists in Schools - we provide support and training to artists so that they can work in schools to enhance their arts and cultural offer.
  • Creative Schools Network - We provide local networking events for teachers that provide continuing professional development (CPD) and updates on funding opportunities.
  • Fundraising – we support schools to secure the investment required for the equipment and facilities that enable an outstanding arts and cultural offer.
  • Cultural Education Partnerships develop a shared local vision and secure investment to increase access to life changing creative opportunities for children and young people.

Information for Governors

Governing boards have an important responsibility to ensure that their school offers pupils a wide and varied curriculum, and creative teaching and learning is a core component of this. Engaging with the arts is a particularly powerful way to experience creative teaching and learning practices. These in turn give children and young people the skills needed to enrich their own lives and secure the future success of the UK’s creative industries.

Arts Council England have produced a helpful guide for governors on Cultural Education: Cultural Education, a guide for Governors

Artsmark: Enabling every pupil to grow

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