ANDInclusive @ Tate Exchange

For four days in March 2017, A New Direction’s SEND Network took over the Tate Exchange, together with Studio Wayne McGregor.

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From 27 to 30 March 2017, teachers from A New Direction's SEND Network led an assortment of visual arts, music, soundscape and drama activity with their students, with Rauschenberg being a big inspiration.

During the week, Studio Wayne McGregor also took the students on an exploration of the space and their own physicality through dance and movement.

The space was open each afternoon for the public to come and find out more about the work and the schools.

Throughout the week the public also had the opportunity to:

  • Take part in a dance workshop led by Studio Wayne McGregor
  • Join The Vale Special School band
  • Watch a dance performance by St Giles Special School
  • Discuss and debate the issues and opportunities around access to the arts for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Discover more about London’s creative and cultural offer for young people with SEND


This event was programmed by A New Direction and Studio Wayne McGregor, Tate Exchange Associates.

A fantastic opportunity for us to share the creativity of our students and also support the development of what our students can do in a public space
SEND Network teacher
Fantastic resources available, fantastic location, supported all through our journey to the Tate from AND was just a fabulous experience, can't wait till next year!
SEND Network teacher
I wish we could do this every day. I love the Tate, it's so big! I love it!!!
Participating student
The difference with Tate exchange was that organisations were working in collaboration. The ethos seemed to be in finding solution to barriers rather than applying blanket rules and time and resources was specifically carved out to do this.
SEND Network teacher

Watch a highlights film from the event


Find out more about what went on in the blogs below

ANDinclusive blogs