Cultural education is an essential part of a broad and balanced curriculum, so the National Governance Association are delighted to introduce a new Learning Link module ‘Arts and cultural education: improving your school and its curriculum’. Created in partnership with and funded by Arts Council England, this module will take 45 minutes to complete and aims to inform and empower school governors and trustees on how arts and cultural education can be used for school improvement and enhancing the school curriculum.
The module explores six key areas where schools can use arts and cultural education to improve outcomes including in health and wellbeing, social mobility and developing life skills and employability skills.
In completing the module, governors and trustees will:
have the opportunity to develop their understanding of what arts and cultural education means
learn from real-life explanations from governors, school leaders and employers on how arts and culture can improve schools
Assess the role their board plays in cultural education and develop a more strategic approach
discover how to make the most of existing opportunities, including programmes like Artsmark Award and Arts Award
Watch this introductory film from Darren Henley, CEO of Arts Council England and a school governor, to find out why governors and trustees should take this module.