A conference for teachers from RSC Education and Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

Jonothan Neelands - Speaker, Towards a Creative Curriculum

"It is time to reclaim the arts as an entitlement for all children rather than a privilege for some. Every child deserves an excellent education and this has to include a lively and broad arts programme that allows them to express their creativity, find a place in the creative economy and develop their common humanity."

A collage of young people doing different creative activities.

A dynamic new conference from Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and RSC Education, designed to help teachers and arts professionals working in schools to develop a curriculum that successfully embeds the arts within the new Ofsted framework. 

Join us to hear from practising teachers and senior leaders from a wide cross section of schools who have successfully driven whole school improvement through a commitment to arts and cultural learning. Their practical examples will explore intent, implementation and impact, clearly demonstrating how arts and cultural learning deepens pupil engagement and improves outcomes. 

Inspiring sessions with experts in creative writing, drama, dance, music, the visual arts and Shakespeare will give you the opportunity to extend your own subject knowledge. Keynote speakers will explore the academic basis for the value of an arts-rich education, alongside clear-cut research that demonstrates how this work can help young people develop resilience, creativity, oracy and confidence.

Andria Zafirakou - Speaker, Towards a Creative Curriculum

"With high pressure on schools to deliver and report a high percentage of their students gaining the EBacc, now is the most crucial time to ensure that creativity is embedded in the curriculum and all that we do. The art subjects naturally stimulate creativity and need to be locked into every school's curriculum and not considered as an enrichment/ extracurricular provision."

Towards a Creative Curriculum speakers

  • Jonothan Needlands

  • Andria Zafirakou

  • Bob and Roberta Smith

Towards a Creative Curriculum Marketplace Schools

  • Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, South Yorkshire

  • Marine Academy Primary, Devon

  • Wildern School, Hampshire

  • Wilson Stuart School, Birmingham


The conference will take place at the Barbican, London, on Friday 10 January 2020 and booking is now open.

Ideal for: All teachers and arts education professionals working with young people up to Key Stage 3
Friday 10 January 2020
Barbican, London

To book a place, call the RSC Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 403434

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