DfE believes fewer teachers in creative subjects will be needed in future

26 May 2017

Also this week: Equity union aims for gender balance for arts company boardrooms, and free West End shows announced for Kids Week 2017

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DfE believes fewer teachers in creative subjects will be needed in future

Official government figures show the demand for teachers in EBacc subjects is set to soar, indicating the subjects will become mandatory, despite a consultation response on the policy being withheld from publication. Read more

Eight in 10 heads say EBacc is limiting opportunities for less academic children

More than eight in 10 headteachers say the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) performance measure is limiting opportunities for their more vocationally minded pupils, according to a poll. Read more

Equity union aims for gender balance for arts company boardrooms

The union for performers and creative practitioners passed a motion to campaign for an even split between men and women on boards and representation in terms of ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation to reflect the community the organisation serves. Read more

Free West End shows announced for Kids Week 2017

More than 35 top London shows, offering free tickets and activities for children and families throughout August, have been announced for the 20th annual Kids Week. Read more

Lloyd Webber launches musicals development programme at the Other Palace

Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a new programme to develop the next generation of musicals. Lloyd Webber and Paul Taylor-Mills, artistic director at the Other Palace in London, aim to “discover, develop and reimagine” musicals through the scheme. Read more

Royal Albert Hall invites the public to share memories

The Royal Albert Hall (RAH) is calling for people to share their memories of the venue in advance of the 150th anniversary of its completion in 2021. Read more

Music producer helps his son tackle his exams

When he saw his son struggling with his GCSE Physics revision last year, George Hammond-Hagan drew on his experience as a music producer to try to help. Read more


Splice Festival

Running all weekend, Splice Festival explores audio visual art and culture through a collection of live performances. Find out more

The Last Word Festival

See an exciting array of spoken word, theatre & gigs at Roundhouse's Last Word Festival - on until 10 June. Find out more

NYO Inspire Day

An immersive day of workshops and rehearsals, focused on peer learning and sharing with National Youth Orchestra Musicians. Find out more

Artsmark Support - Using pupil voice to develop and promote the arts in your school

Many schools have chosen pupil engagement as a key area of focus in their statement of commitment. This support session will explore and share ideas for gathering, analysing and channelling pupils' ideas, skills and interests to enable authentic participation and a stronger school community. Find out more

Artsmark Development Day for Arts & Cultural Organisations

We are offering a half-day session for NPOs and cultural organisations that would like to find out more about the Artsmark process. Find out more

Picture credit: Roger Brown for A New Direction