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

Ballet and Beanbags: Northern Ballet Promotes Literacy Skills Amongst EAL Pupils at Green Lane Primary School

Ballet and Beanbags: Northern Ballet Promotes Literacy Skills Amongst EAL Pupils at Green Lane Primary School

Through a partnership with Northern Ballet, pupils from Green Lane Primary School in Bradford were able to experience ballet for the first time and…

Making it Real: The Story of a Cultural Partnership with Brierley Church of England Primary

Making it Real: The Story of a Cultural Partnership with Brierley Church of England Primary

Brierley Church of England Primary became the first Artsmark school in Barnsley in 2015. As part of their journey they embarked upon an exciting…

Early Years Creative Cookbook

Early Years Creative Cookbook

The Early Years Creative Cookbook: Six recipes to inspire creative development in early years settings, collects creative development projects from West Yorkshire and presents…

Inclusive progression with Arts Award at Castaway Goole

Inclusive progression with Arts Award at Castaway Goole

After being awarded the accolade of ‘Good Practice Centre’ in 2014-15, Castaway Goole have continued to embed Arts Award across their provision. This case…

16th November 2018

IVE Filmmaking Summer School Videos

In 2018, IVE ran a filmmaking summer school with pupils from Temple Moor High School in Leeds and support from National Lottery Awards for all…

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What is Arts Award?

What is Arts Award? Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support young people up to 25 to grow as artists and…

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9th November 2018

Why a Broader Understanding of Curriculum Will Soon Become Essential

Ofsted are in the process of revising their inspection framework and all indications suggest that the key focus in the future will be around…

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