Petition success takes EBacc debate to parliament

15 April 2016

Also this week: culture spending by councils 'down 17% since 2010', and Arts Council England supports initiative to install museum quality art in mental health wards

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Petition success takes EBacc debate to parliament

The debate over the exclusion of arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate will be taken to the House of Commons after a petition to government reached 100,000 signatures. Read more


Culture spending by councils 'down 17% since 2010'

Arts Council England chairman, Peter Bazalgette, urges local authorities to keep faith with culture in a speech delivered on Wednesday, as a new report highlights spending cuts. Read more


It is essential that children in care have access to art and culture

In her latest piece for the TES AND's Chair, Professor Maggie Atkinson, writes of the need to make sure even the most troubled children enjoy the benefits of an education in the arts. Read more


More dancing in schools thanks to funding boost

More children could soon be learning to dance after the Government announced it is doubling its primary school PE and sport premium. Read more





Arts Council England supports initiative to install museum quality art in mental health wards

A new initiative will refurbish psychiatric wards in the UK with the support of Arts Council England in a bid to improve the conditions in mental health hospitals in England. Read more


Future of In Harmony in doubt as pilot scheme draws to a close

Headteachers reject the idea of a diluted form of the music and social education programme, saying that funding will be the main barrier to schools continuing with the scheme. Read more

EVENTS

Who Are Ya? 2016

WAY is a one day takeover of the iconic City Hall. The event will create an open forum for frank discussion about young people's identity as Londoners and their insights on the key issues of our community. Find out more

Creative Fashion Illustration with Stuart McKenzie

A day's fashion illustration workshop for 14 to 21 year olds with Stuart McKenzie, exploring the beautiful retro and vintage fashion imagery within the Museum of Brands collection. Read more

Art Night

Inspired by the popular Paris events, audiences will be able to explore art in venues from tube stations to luxury flats over one whole night this summer. Read more