Case Study theme: Curriculum need

How can we build a project that supports identified needs in the curriculum?

The case studies in this collection explain how the arts can support quality teaching and learning in subjects which might not usually draw on artistic practises, but which flourish as a result. Examples span primary and secondary initiatives and cover STEM subjects, writing and British Values. The impacts from these initiatives include increased engagement with these subjects, pupils valuing their own work, increased pupil voice as well as school improvement outcomes.

Browse this theme

Case Studies: Curriculum need

About these Case Studies

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)’s report The Arts in Schools (1982), A New Direction commissioned this suite of case studies as a companion piece to new research by Pauline Tambling and Sally Bacon that reflects on arts and education 40 years since this seminal report. The new report will be released in March 2023.

Find out more about the Arts in Schools review.

This suite of case studies was curated by arts researcher Sarah B Davies.