Hammersmith and Fulham Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) aims to build a borough-wide consensus for the value of the arts in schools; build capacity to make change and build the demand for creative subjects at GCSE and beyond. The LCEP aims to build cultural entitlement in west London.
The partnership has been set up to ensure a creative cultural childhood for all children and young people in Hammersmith and Fulham and was unveiled at the Lyric Hammersmith’s annual Arts and Education Conference on the 2nd November 2017. During the pilot year of the partnership, Hammersmith and Fulham’s CEP undertook an Arts Award programme, supported by Trinity College and A New Direction. This project which has worked with eight schools has allowed schools to explore different art forms within their schools and has engaged over 450 students within the borough.
From 2022 the Hammersmith & Fulham LCEP will be held by the Hammersmith & Fulham Learning Partnership.
- To enable a consistent approach to high-quality creative learning for pupils in Hammersmith & Fulham schools
- To strengthen a close partnership between the Hamemrsmith & Fulham Council, local schools and arts organisations
- To empower teachers and schools to bridge gaps in arts education, giving flexibility to choose the right creative projects across all art forms
- To write and implement an Arts Charter, informed by all partners that will set an equal commitment to arts learning, and will support schools in accessing high-quality artist practitioners
The Hammersmith & Fulham LCEP is receiving investment through Challenge London, A New Direction’s partnership investment programme from 2018-2022.
Challenge London investment from A New Direction: £75,000 over three years