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News

New Ofsted inspection framework is published

Ofsted has published its final version of the new education inspection framework. Read our response and key changes relevant for art, craft and design educators.

Why art, craft and design matters, advocacy materials

The poster, postcards, and a six-page advocacy resource are available to purchase and download. (Members will need to log in first to access them).

A new report recommends the government takes action to halt the decline of creative and cultural education

Changing Lives: the social impact of participation in culture and sport published by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee, 14 May 2019, asks the government to take action in order to halt the decline of creative education in schools.

A new report shows a continued decline in the provision of arts education in primary schools

Primary Colours is a new report, published by the Fabian Society, which shows there is less arts education in primary schools now than in 2010...

GCE A level art and design numbers see a slight fall in England and Northern Ireland and a rise in Wales

On the day that thousands of young people across the UK receive their GCE results there has been a very slight fall in candidates taking art and design GCE in England and Northern Ireland and a rise in numbers taking art and design in Wales.

Art and Design teacher numbers and hours taught for continue to fall

The recently published DfE data (for November 2017) indicate that since 2011 there has been a 16.5% fall in hours taught in art and design. Since 2012, art and design teacher numbers have fallen by 15%.

NSEAD Affiliates with the Trades Union Congress

On Friday 4 May 2018 Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) wrote: ‘We are delighted to confirm that your request to affiliate to the TUC was agreed at the most recent meeting of the TUC’s General Council.’ More...

New NSEAD Special lapel pin badges

Our special edition lapel pin enamel badge celebrate the founding of NSEAD in 1888. Visit non-members' and members' pages for more info.

A guide for Governors and Trustees

NSEAD invites you to circulate this guide for Governors and Trustees, created by the Society in partnership with Arts Council England and the National Governors’ Association.

When other trade unions apart from NSEAD are taking industrial action

In such circumstances or occasions where members work alongside colleagues who are members of other trade unions who are taking industrial action the following advice must be taken. More...

Art and Design Jobs

Vacancy: Art & Design Teacher, Bigland Green Primary School, London E1 2ND

This post is suitable for experienced teachers with a strong practice and passion in Art & Design. The successful candidate will teach Art & Design to pupils across the school. They will be responsible for ensuring that pupils experience a broad curriculum with sufficient depth which include a wide range of media. They will also be responsible for special art related projects in the school, for example, the Big Draw and Arts Award.

Start: September 2019 - Part-time (pm) or Full-time - Salary: Main-scale +

Apply by: Thursday 16 May 2019 by 12:30pm

Vacancy: Teacher of Art Textiles, Kenton School, Newcastle

Kenton School require a full time teacher of art textiles. The start date for the post will be 1 September 2019. Main/Upper Pay Range: £23,720 to £39,406 pa.

The Arts have been a core subject at Kenton School (KS3 and KS4) for over three years alongside English, Maths and Science. Every student at KS4 has a creative GCSE option: Art, Graphics, Textiles, Ceramics, Photography, Music, Performing Arts and Media.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 15 May.

To advertise vacancies

If you are currently a member of NSEAD, or become a member of NSEAD during 2017-18, you (your school, college or university) can advertise an art and design educator post here for free. Contact NSEAD for more information. If you are not a member, but wish to advertise a vacancy, please contact NSEAD for information and fees.

Professional Development

Art, Craft and Design is... shaping the future – 29 June

Our national conference this year includes keynotes from Keith Brymer Jones, potter, TV presenter and NSEAD patron; Susan Aykin, Ofsted HMI and National Lead for Visual and Performing Arts and Dr Rachel Payne, NSEAD president. Bookings close: 12 June

Where Have all the Boys Gone?

Where Have All The Boys Gone? is a highly successful and hugely popular course, and returns for summer 2019. This course is run by Susan Coles, past-president, NSEAD. Friday 14 June 2019, 10.00am - 3.30pm, Durham.

NSEAD

Why join NSEAD

Learn more about NSEAD, read what our members say and the benefits of becoming a member of the only professional subject association for art, craft and design.

Curriculum Resources

A new Curriculum section

This section provides links to the curriculums in England, Scotland and Wales. NSEAD has also provided a parallel, alternative curriculum to that published by the DfE in 2013. It aims to move the Curriculum in England forward and support teachers and IT providers in their understanding of the nature, depth and breadth of art, craft and design. Resources developed by the Art & Design Expert Advisory Group are also located in this section.

Resources

E-update Archive

Our E-updates keep NSEAD members informed of recent developments and opportunities for art, craft and design educators. An archive of recent E-updates is available to members by following this link.

Careers progression in art and design

This guidance is for teachers and leaders of art and design in secondary schools and FE colleges who are involved in recruitment, either as interviewers or interviewees. It will help those who are applying for teaching posts, by providing insight into the nature of the selection process. This is a members only section, please log in before visiting this resource

Social Networking: guidelines for educators

NSEAD's guidelines for members using social networks are designed to support your safe use of social media. The areas explored are key benefits, security and conduct.

Artway and NSEAD are working together to provide art kits for schools that will also support the work of the Society.

About Us

NSEAD membership benefits

Find out what we do, what we offer and what are the benefits of being a member of NSEAD here.

Advertise with NSEAD

You can now advertise in any of NSEAD's publications: our fortnightly e-update, online in our Market Place and in AD our termly magazine. Find out more...

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Privacy and data protection policy

This policy aims to ensure that the Society is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Support us

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You can support NSEAD by joining and becoming a member, donating, and by organising a legacy. Find out more...

Regional Network Groups

This new section of the website seeks to showcase existing regional network groups and provide information and support for members looking to join or set up a new network group.

Craft

Craft in education

This section of the website focuses upon the contemporary, heritage and architecture led crafts, and seeks to provide a resource for teachers working with and advocating for the position and value of craft in education.

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

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education is an informal cross-party group which is run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords. The secretariat is organised by NSEAD. The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education meets in Westminster a minimum of once per term.

Details of meetings, presentations and papers given, as well as contact details of members are available in this section.

Publications

AD magazine #25, the art/science issue

This issue includes an interview with our new patron, Keith Brymer Ford in-depth project ideas, answers and information about interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations between art and science. Image: Keith Brymer Ford – poster is free with this issue.

iJADE 38.1 is now published

This iJADE includes 19 articles and, as it's the first issue of the year and of this volume, all articles are free to view. The editorial Art and Knowledge is by Professor Jeff Adams.

The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education is launched

NSEAD members get 20% off the IEADE (print version).

International Journal of Art & Design Education

As an NSEAD member you have access to all iJADE articles published since 1982. To access past issues NSEAD members should log in and click here.

Art and Design Primary Coordinator's Handbook

The Art and Design Primary Coordinator's Handbook is now published by Belair in association with NSEAD. The Handbook was originally written by John Bowden and has been revised by Peter Gregory and Susan Ogier. NSEAD members please follow this link to purchase your copy for only £18.99; If you are not a member of NSEAD but would like to purchase a copy for £19.99 please follow this link. The RRP is £19.99. Prices includes p&p (UK only).

Teaching Art 7-11 by Nigel Meager

Teaching Art 7-11 is published by Belair in association with NSEAD, and is available from NSEAD's online bookshop.

NSEAD members, please follow this link to order your copy at our members’ rate of £20.99 (incl p&p in UK).

If you are not a member of NSEAD but would like to purchase a copy for £21.99 (incl p&p in UK) please follow this link. The RRP is £24.99.

Back issues of iJADE

The complete texts of all back issues of jADE/iJADE are available on line to members from Vol. 1 No.1, 1982 and are searchable via the abstracts. Make sure you log on to access this feature! Remember you must be an NSEAD member or iJADE subscriber to download copies from the Wiley-Blackwell website.

AD Magazine

AD is published three times a year. NSEAD members can all download back issues of AD online. Visit the AD Archive here. Please make sure you are logged in to read AD online.

Contributions are welcome from all phases of education. Guidance on writing primary articles is available here and an AD magazine house style guide is available here. To download a sample copy AD or to subscribe, follow this LINK.

Book review, by Ruth Robinson

Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Art & Design: Student’s Book

By Alan Parsons, Liz Macfarlane and Louise Arnould

This student book provides comprehensive coverage of the Cambridge International syllabus and has been developed by subject experts. It offers creative and engaging material that will enable students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding, whilst also promoting confidence and independence. More...

NSEAD Consultant Members

NSEAD Consultants Members Database

The Society has identified a cohort of members who are working as consultants offering their professional advice and services within the context of art, craft and design education on an independent basis. Details of consultants who are also members and who have been accepted to join this section of the website can be found here.

Trade Union support

NSEAD is an independent trade union

Teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers and Newly Qualified Lecturers, and Life Members in the United Kingdom have the option to receive full trade union benefits. For a membership fee comparable to other unions the NSEAD provides not only trade union services but all the functions of a specialist subject association and learned society.
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School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2013

Following the acceptance of the recommendations in the School Teachers’ Review Body's 21st report of 5 December 2012, the government has now published the draft School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document together with departmental advice which has been produced to assist schools in reviewing and revising their approach to teachers’ pay. More....