A deep dive: arts, culture and creativity supporting inspection and school improvement

An opportunity to explore primary education provision in light of the new Ofsted Framework, and what it means for Arts, Culture and Creativity. 

The-Mighty-CreativesFunded by Arts Council England as a Bridge Organisation for the East Midlands, part of our role at The Mighty Creatives includes developing training, networks and support for schools across the region to develop their arts and cultural provision. Since the new Ofsted framework was announced earlier this year we have received lots of enquiries from schools who are currently developing their curriculum and are looking at how arts and culture can support this and wider school improvement. As a result we have developed a series of professional development opportunities and resources, including this workshop.

  • Date: Tuesday 25th February
    Time: 13.30 – 16.30.
    Venue: Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood NG16 3SS
    Cost: There is no fee for this pilot event as it is funded through our Bridge Organisation role (RRP £65).
  • This event is suitable for Head Teachers, Senior Leaders, Curriculum Leads and Art Coordinators. Teachers will take away practical resources, case studies, example planning, strategies and tips to take back into school.

What will we cover?

Through real examples, Q and A, and creative activities, the session will look at strategic whole school improvement through arts and culture, pedagogical planning, the curriculum, subject mastery and skills progression, the importance of creativity, personal development and will examine the burning question what is cultural capital?

This workshop will also provide an introduction to some tools, including Artsmark and Arts Award, that can support a whole school approach to developing creative teaching and learning. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about Northamptonshire’s Cultural Education Partnership – Unlock.

The session will be led by school improvement consultant Andrew Fox who specialises in arts, culture and the curriculum. Over the last 15 years his work has taken him across the country, advising schools through bespoke provision development, CPD, partnership brokering and strategic planning. Since 2015, he has been leading the Arts and Culture School Improvement programme at Birmingham Education Partnership and has worked with nearly 170 schools to date across the city.

How to book

About The Mighty Creatives

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) is part of the Arts Council England funded national network of 10 Bridge organisations. TMC use their expertise to engage children and young people in the arts, across all art forms and in museums, libraries and creative and cultural centres such as theatres and arts venues.  In addition to our role as a Bridge, we offer a sustained, localised and collective approach to cultural education through a variety of programmes and in wide-ranging settings. You can find out more about on their website – www.themightycreatives.com