Cultural Education Matters

Date: Friday 8 June 2018
Location: Arts University Bournemouth

On 8 June 2018, our sister agency Wavein partnership with Arts University Bournemouth, is hosting a FREE mini conference, entitled.. Cultural Education Matters

Exploring the critical role arts and creative subjects should play in school curricula

The event, which will take place at Arts University Bournemouth (8 June 2018: 10.30-1300) will reflect on recent announcements by OFSTED, which place renewed importance upon schools delivering a rounded curriculum.

It is primarily aimed at headteachers, governors, subject leads and also interested cultural organisations. It is open to Poole, Bournemouth and wider regional stakeholders.

Keynote speaker

OFSTED National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts, Susan Aykin: ‘The Tide is Turning: cultural education is on the agenda in OFSTED school inspections’.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask Susan questions.

Other speakers

The Headteacher and Head of Music from Feversham Academy, Bradford: ‘How we turned our OFSTED rating around by putting music and cultural education at the centre of the curriculum’.

Feversham has just been nominated as Primary School of the Year and has been featured in national media, social media and at various conference, because of the amount of time its students spend undertaking music and arts-related activities. Read more here

Poole school, Baden-Powell and St Peter’s CE Primary School, will reflect on its own whole-school music approach, which scooped the Best Music Department of the Year in the Music Teacher Awards 2014

Matt Little, from Real Ideas Organisation (Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West): ‘The impact and value of high quality arts, culture and creativity in schools – from classroom to community’

Additional perspectives from Simon Jutton, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England; Wave about the Cultural Hub; Arts University Bournemouth on the impact being felt in higher education because of the curriculum arts squeeze; and information about local support on offer, including the Music Education Hub.

To Book

Please email rachel.sene@bournemouth.gov.uk detailing:

  • Who is coming, with contact details
  • Their position in your school/organization
  • Whether they want to stay for the free networking lunch (any dietary requirements).

Book by 7 June 2018.

We would advise early booking advised as places are limited. There is free parking available onsite.

Delegates can also stay on after 13.00 for a free networking lunch, courtesy of AUB, and then go on to see the AUB Higher Education Summer Shows.