Bright pupils more likely to fall behind if from poor background, study finds
Bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind after their GCSEs and are almost half as likely to achieve three A-levels as their better-off peers, according to research published this week. Read more
The same study highlights that cultural
vouchers will help poorer A-level students keep up and encourage them to go on
school trips and read for pleasure. Read more
Pupils would rather be a teacher than a pop star, survey
Teaching is a more desirable profession than working as an actor, an athlete, a musician or an astronaut, pupils say. Medicine is the most popular choice, garnering 16.1 per cent of the vote. But teaching is in second place, with 15.7 per cent of pupils saying that they would like a career in the classroom. Read more
Greater help for poorer pupils is
widening school funding gap
The funding gap between schools with the biggest and smallest proportions of deprived pupils has more than doubled since the turn of the century, a new study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) shows. Read more
Foundation for Future London
The Legacy List’s forthcoming merger with Foundation for FutureLondon is a new charity set up to deliver the ambition to create a new cultural and university district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Learn how to create successful school programmes
A MP seminar Top of the class: creating successful schools programmes, which takes place on 28 April at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, will examine how museums can develop learning programmes with and for schools in a way that can transcend and adapt to changing circumstances. Read more
Innovating the Wheel: Getting the most out of your early
years music practice
This year’s London Early Years Music Network conference is asking how important innovation is in our practice. This one day conference presents a keynote speaker to challenge our thinking, case studies of new approaches, and practical sessions to reinvigorate our skills and passion. Book now
Teachers, artists & gallery educators: Young artists
wanted for Generation ART!
Do you know any young artists aged between 4 and 18, who live in England? Have you worked to inspire them with art, artists and galleries? This is an opportunity to exhibit their artwork alongside established artists in a touring exhibition called Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour.
Cutting It Short Awards Gala & Networking
Last year’s festival highlight is back for another year celebrating new filmmaking talent in East London. All films selected are eligible for the Cutting East MMBF Rising Star Award in partnership with the East End Film Festival. Read more
Success stories of industry and education links
Building closer links between education providers and businesses in the creative industries has been core to CCSkills’ work in the past decade. They recently asked some of our partner organisations and colleges to give them case studies of collaboration in action. Read more
Grand Union Youth Orchestra East Regional Masterclasses
Grand Union Youth Orchestra East will offer exciting opportunities for adventurous and enthusiastic young musicians aged 11-21 interested in learning about jazz and music from other parts of the world.