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

APPG papers and presentations

Relevant papers and presentations given at The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education can be found in this section.

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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, 14 March 2018 (PDF document)
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.'
Sophie Cole, Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design, on the PGCE route into teaching, 22 February 2017 (Word document)
Sophie Cole, Programme Leader PGCE Secondary Art, Craft and Design at Northumbria University, examines the PGCE route into art and design teaching.
Henna Javed and Sam Fairbairn, a PGCE Art and Design experience, 22 February 2017
Henna Javed and Sam Fairbairn, reflect on becoming teachers of art and design and studying for a PGCE at Northumbria University.
Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education, the impact of secondary PGCE closures, 22 February 2017 (PDF document)
Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education Oxford Brookes University, examines perceptions of the impact of secondary PGCE closures on individual educators, art and design departments, regionally and nationally. Also shared were perceptions of school led and PGCE and ITE routes (2013).
Dr Peter Gregory, Art and design in primary ITE, 22 February 2017 (PDF document)
Dr Peter Gregory, Principal Lecturer in Education (Creative Arts) Canterbury Christ Church University, examines current routes into primary ITE and the changes in provision e.g. hour taught, for art and design specialisms. The focus of Gregory's research is between 1997 and 2010 and from 2010 to 2016. Today on average a student teacher is allocated an average of two sessions.
Engage, Jane Sillis, Director of Engage, 14 December 2016 (PDF document)
Jane Sillis shared a survey undertaken by Engage members that focused on the impact of Brexit on gallery education and educators.
Vicky Sturrs, Vicky Sturrs Schools and Colleges Programmer, 14 December 2016
Vicky Sturrs examines how the forthcoming BALTIC exhibition Disappearance at Sea will seek to engage young people in an considering and reflecting on the changing nature of society and what it means to be British.
Paula Graham-Gazzard; CHEAD, 14 December 2016 (PDF document)
Paula Graham-Gazzard, Policy & External Relations Manager, Council for Higher Education in Art and Design, discusses the impact of a 'hard Brexit' on staff and student recruitment, competitiveness and prestige of UK Creative HE and creative industries.
APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education, 14 September 2016
Sorell Hershberg, Director of The Sorrell Foundation introduced work of The National Saturday Club and Creative Journeys films, which introduce a wide range of art and design careers and creative industry facts and figures.
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