ALC Networked Learning Event:Ebacc again: protecting arts in schools

With Henry Vann (Incorporated Society of Musicians, Bacc for the Future campaign)
Wednesday 14th October, 13:00-16:30
Manchester Metropolitan University

From Arts Learning Consortium:

Despite a tidal wave of opposition from educators, employers and students and many across the arts, humanities and STEM sectors, the DfE is pushing ahead with implementing the Ebacc performance measure in schools.  This means that schools are under pressure to enter pupils for this suite of ‘academic’ subjects to the likely detriment of their opportunities in other subjects, including the arts.  

At this event we’ll be welcoming Henry Vann, Head of External Affairs at ISM.  Henry has been fronting the Bacc for the Future campaign, which has so far influenced a number of significant government u-turns linked to the Ebacc.  See their recent key messages document for the most up to date stats and data about uptake of arts subjects and the value of creativity to the UK economy.

We’ll examine issues such as:

  • What’s happening in secondary schools now, and what’s likely to happen in the future 
  • How the Ebacc could affect the development of our future artists, musicians, designers, performers – and audiences
  • The possible impact of this on arts and cultural organisations
  • How children’s experiences in the primary phase may be affected
  • The implications for teacher education
  • What we can do to challenge the Ebacc, and mitigate its damage

Who’s it for?  

  • Learning teams from arts and cultural organisations
  • School leaders and teachers – all key stages and art forms
  • Initial teacher education lecturers and students
  • Music education hub staff
  • Arts education consultants

Cost and booking

  • Free to ALC individual members
  • 2 free places per member organisation, additional places £30
  • Non members – £60
  • Teaching students (from member HEIs) – £10

Follow this link to book.  Please book your place by September 30th.

We’re offering a special reduced ALC membership for the remainder of the financial year, which will entitle you to a place at this event and our follow up event on Feb 3rd 2016 (continuing the ‘Protecting arts in schools’ theme).

          Individual membership = £65 (single non-transferable place – you can sign up here).

          Organisation membership = £130 (2 free places per event, additional delegates £30 per place – go  here to sign up).

 

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