The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education

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Misrepresentation of art and design in Initial Teacher Education (PDF document)
Dr Rachel Payne shares the NSEAD ITE Special Interest Group's evidence-based letter to Damien Hinds MP. The letter raised two key issues about the misrepresentation of art and design subject by the DfE. This is specifically in relation to initial teacher education and comes at a time of significant recruitment issues.
Susan Coles, NEATEN a network for professional development and wellbeing
Susan Coles describes NEATEN, the North East Art Teacher Educator Network for visual art teachers, its collective focus on professional development and contributions to personal wellbeing.
Establishing priorities for communications with Damian Hinds and The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education (PDF document)
A transcription of the presentation given by Sophie Leach, assistant general secretary, to The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education, which asked: ‘How do we re-establish communication between the APPG and Damian Hinds MP, Education Secretary, and what are the priorities?’
SPAEDA (Somerset Partnerships Arts Education Agency) on teachers' CPD (PDF document)
Alice Crane, Artistic Director SPAEDA with Catherine Smith, Art Co-ordinator Milverton Primary, Somerset, share an action research project ‘Switched on to Art' which invested in teachers’ creativity to invigorate their practice.
Developing Great Subject Teaching, Wellcome Trust,16 May 2018 (PDF document)
Hilary Leevers (HL), Head of Education and Learning Wellcome Trust, and Nan Davies (ND), Project Manager for Professional Development, summarised evidence from Developing Great Subject Teaching which shows subject-specific CPD is effective in raising attainment and retaining subject teachers.
A National Overview of Subject Specific CPD: an NSEAD Perspective
Lesley Butterworth, general secretary of NSEAD provides an overview of art, craft and design CPD, the challenges, barriers and recommendations for good practice.
The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16 (PDF document)
In 2015-16 The National Society for Education in Art and Design, undertook a large-scale survey of the subject. Sophie Leach presents and examines the key findings from the survey and Lesley Butterworth summarises the report's recommendations. This presentation was first presented, 9 February 2016.
NSEAD, Looking back, Looking at evidence, Looking ahead. Sophie Leach (PDF document)
Presenting at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education, Sophie Leach summarised: Ofsted's research and focus on the curriculum; Wellcome and Curee review which makes a link between subject training and school standards.
Gomersal Primary School speeches, describing the value of the arts and the remit of their very own Arts Council, 14 March 2018
Six pupils from Gomersal Primary School describe why they joined the Gomersal Primary School Arts Council and why the arts are so vital for learning and life.
Effect of school funding on arts education, Andrew Baisley. 14 March 2018
School budgets have been under pressure for the last few years in particular for the last three years. However, the problem does go back further than that. Andrew Baisley, NEU, argues these are the largest education cuts in a generation.
Championing leadership through the arts, Karen Eslea and Michele Gregson
Karen Eslea (Head of Learning and Visitor Experience at Turner Contemporary, Margate and Michele Gregson (Arts Education Specialist) have been working together to explore and champion Children’s Leadership through the Arts. Here they explore this work in relation to the UK’s global ranking on the Kids Rights Index.
A Review of Art and Design Education in Norfolk’s Secondary Sector, NUA (PDF document)
Hilary Gresty shares the aims, findings and recommendations of The Review of Art and Design Education in Norfolk’s Secondary Sector. The review, commissioned through the outreach and recruitment department, aimed to understand the challenges currently facing schools and how the NUA might actively support creative education regionally.
The Heritage Crafts Association, Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts (PDF document)
Greta Bertram shares the Heritage Crafts Association Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts. The research, its aims and findings are summarised, together with issues affecting heritage crafts, to include both training and recruitment issues.
NSEAD update, 10 October 2017 (PDF document)
Lesley Butterworth, general secretary NSEAD, updates The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education on the work of NSEAD. This includes intended outcomes of meetings with Ofsted, the Society's work with Tate Exchange and this year's publication of The NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education 2017.
GCSE and GCE results and trends 2017, 10 October 2017 (PDF document)
Sophie Leach, assistant general secretary NSEAD, examines trends in the 2017 art and design examinations. The presentation indicates the downward trajectory for GCSE and AS-level art and design subjects. With numbers falling to the lowest level this century, the presentation ends by asking 'What will our subject look like in 2020.'
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