Release date: 06/11/2019

In response to user feedback and changes to the Ofsted education inspection framework, the National Governance Association (NGA) and Arts Council England have updated the popular ‘Arts and cultural education: improving your school and its curriculum’ eLearning module

Available through NGA Learning Link, the module explores six key areas where schools can use arts and cultural education to improve outcomes including health and wellbeing, social mobility and developing life skills and employability skills. Cultural education is an essential part of a broad and balanced curriculum, and this module aims to empower school governors and trustees to take a strategic approach to using arts and culture to provide high-quality education and to support pupils’ personal development.  

Additions to the module include case study films focusing on the impact arts and culture education has in different school settings. Since its launch in January 2019, 98% of those completing the module saying that they would recommend the 45 minute duration, CPD accredited course to other people. Feedback also suggests that the module will directly improve governance practice in users’ organisations with nine out of ten governors and trustees indicating that the module has and will change their approach. 

The module has also been refined to reflect the new Ofsted education inspection framework and to reflect the importance of arts and cultural education in relation to quality of education and personal development judgements.


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