Schools Offer

Schools play a vital role in ensuring that every child and young person has access to arts and cultural experiences. IVE’s schools offer is a range of ways in which we can support schools to deliver fantastic arts & cultural education.

Our 2013 report, Opening Doors, outlined the pressures and priorities schools are now facing. It identified opportunities for arts and cultural providers to support and engage with the education sector and continues to inform our work with schools in the region.

We support the education sector to develop and improve the quality of their arts and cultural education for all children and young people by:

  • Encouraging schools to join local cultural education partnerships and other local arts networks.
  • Encouraging schools to register for Artsmark.
  • Encouraging schools and other education settings to offer Arts Award.
  • Offering CPD, events and opportunities to help improve arts and cultural provision.
  • Sharing knowledge and information to help improve and increase arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people.
  • Nurturing partnership working between schools and arts and cultural providers.
  • Providing one-to-one support as needed.

Cultural Leaders in Education

We are currently developing a Cultural Leaders in Education Programme. This will enable school leaders to become champions of arts and cultural provision. It will build on our previous Specialist Leaders in Cultural Learning and Education programmes.

Our Impact

Gomersal Primary – The Transformative Value of a Pupil Led Arts Council

Gomersal Primary – The Transformative Value of a Pupil Led Arts Council

Stemming from an idea at their Artsmark Development Day, Gomersal Primary established a pupil led Arts Council which, together with a commitment from the…

Entries to Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4 a Report by Education Policy Institute

Entries to Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4 a Report by Education Policy Institute

Entries to Arts Subjects at Key Stage 4 a Report by Education Policy Institute seeks to provide clarity to debate surrounding the impact of…

Music Improves Behaviour and English Results with Feversham Primary

Music Improves Behaviour and English Results with Feversham Primary

Following much media attention, the story of Feversham Primary is now familiar to many. More music time improved behaviour and attainment across the school….

Creative Philosophical Enquiry

Creative Philosophical Enquiry

Creative Philosophical Enquiry: 12 Tools for Talking and Thinking, A Guide for Teachers and Practitioners working with KS1-4 is a resource primarily aimed at…

25th May 2018

Ignite Yorkshire: Connecting Young People with Yorkshire’s Industrial Heritage

Ignite Yorkshire, a programme aiming to connect young people with Yorkshire’s industrial heritage, has completed its development phase, learning much about how young people…

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13th May 2018

The Benefits of Film Education in Schools

Being film and media literate in the 21st century is vital. Film education in schools is increasing pupil engagement, inspiring writing, improving literacy attainment…

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4th May 2018

Creative Ideas for Curious Teachers

Recently, IVE began a pilot programme of CPD Twilights to improve creative education in schools. Known as “Creative Ideas for Curious Teachers” IVE Cultural…

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