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

Arts Across the Curriculum with Springhead Primary School

Arts Across the Curriculum with Springhead Primary School

Springhead Primary School is a fantastic example of how Artsmark can be used to embed the arts across the entire curriculum, and all the…

Artsmark and Pupil Voice with Wavell Junior School

Artsmark and Pupil Voice with Wavell Junior School

Wavell Junior School faces fairly unique circumstances which challenge pupil attainment, but they’ve met that challenge by giving pupils more freedom of self-expression and…

Artsmark and Whole School Improvement with Bridgeview Whitehouse

Artsmark and Whole School Improvement with Bridgeview Whitehouse

Bridgeview Whitehouse uses Artsmark to put the arts at the centre of everything they do and as a result have seen improvements in engagement…

Artsmark, The Arts and Improving Attainment with The Grange Primary School

Artsmark, The Arts and Improving Attainment with The Grange Primary School

The Grange Primary School in Scunthorpe credits placing the arts at the heart of the curriculum as boosting engagement and attainment, leading them to…

5th October 2018

Over 70 Young People Achieve Arts Award at Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival

IVE supported over 70 Young People in achieving their Arts Award Discover at the first ever Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival. In its inaugural…

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Celebrate Artsmark Week 2018

It’s the 2nd ever Celebrate Artsmark Week and all week long we’re showcasing the fantastic work that all Artsmark schools in Yorkshire are doing…

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21st September 2018

Congratulations to the 18 New Artsmark Schools in Yorkshire & Humber

A huge well done goes out from the team at IVE to the 18 new Artsmark schools, making 62 schools in Yorkshire & Humber…

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