Creative industries to gain a National College 

12 December 2014

A National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries is to be established to provide specialist training in the technical skills needed by the creative and cultural sectors.

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Creative industries to gain a National College

A National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries is to be established to provide specialist training in the technical skills needed by the creative and cultural sectors. The Government-backed College will be managed by Creative & Cultural Skills on behalf of a consortium of employers and industry organisations including Live Nation, the Royal Opera House, White Light and the Association of British Theatre Technicians. Read more

Read the full press release here

The new face of Creative Barking and Dagenham

This week, the East London organisation launched its new website. To explore the website go here

Primary school pupils from poorest backgrounds achieve best-ever results

67% of pupils from disadvantaged homes hit government targets in maths, reading and writing, compared with 61% in 2012. Read more

For more related news, you can also check out the education roundup from The Guardian here

Primary school league tables: Best results

This table lists the primary schools with the highest attainment in England in 2014. At all of these schools, 100% of Year 6 children achieved at least a Level 4 in reading, writing and maths. See table here

Joint statement from Arts Council England and Youth Music

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Accelerate Into University

A pioneering mentoring programme developed by Open-City in partnership with University College London and Make Architects to widen access to Built Environment professions. It’s targeted at academically-able London state school students from non-traditional backgrounds and so far, just under 100 students have taken part and benefited from the programme and we are now recruiting for a further 40 students to take part in 2015/16. Read more

Horniman Museum Free CPD evening

The Museum is inviting teachers to a free taster evening on Thursday 29 January 2015. The evening will include: A private tour of the galleries with expert curators, explore the Museum's extensive handling collection and find out about how it can support the curriculum and learn how to run a school visit at the Museum. Book now

Treasure Island

A family / kids version of Treasure Island is playing daytimes at the Arts Theatre until the 3 January 2015. Don’t miss it! Book now

Sky Academy: Arts Scholarships

The scholarships are open to artists aged 18-30 and are designed to help emerging talent from a range of disciplines to develop their work and take their careers to the next level. In addition to financial support, winners are paired with business and creative mentors from Sky and their industry to support them along the way. Read more