Teachers' Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by A New Direction to help you and your school more effectively use and promote the arts and cultural education as a critical component of a balanced, exciting curriculum.

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The toolkit is available to download below, and is comprised of seven sections:

You can also download a PDF of the full version including all sections.

In each, you’ll find basic guidance and definitions of terms, Top Tips for success, exercises and activities, and a list of relevant resources for further research and discussion. Some sections also include Case Studies of schools that have been particularly successful at delivering exciting arts activity.

Each section can be used as a stand-alone guide, or taken as a whole. At the end of each section is a box titled ‘Pulling it together’, and if you complete this section in all seven toolkit sections you should be ready to take your school’s arts programme to the next level.

Most of what’s in the toolkit has been inspired directly by best practice in schools, so don’t hesitate to tell us how we can make this a better, more effective resource for you.

You can contact us at schools@anewdirection.org.uk


With thanks to Nimble Fish for their contribution to the Toolkit