Resources for School Governors

Cultural Education, a guide for governors

Guidance from Arts Council England on providing a high quality cultural education in schools.

"Governing boards have an important responsibility to ensure that their school offers pupils a wide and varied curriculum, and creative teaching and learning is a core component of this. Engaging with the arts is a particularly powerful way to experience creative teaching and learning practices. These in turn give children and young people the skills needed to enrich their own lives and secure the future success of the UK’s creative industries."

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Music Education, a guide for governors

Guidance from Arts Council England on providing a high quailty music education in schools.

"Governors have an important strategic role in ensuring that the school offers a broad and balanced, high quality curriculum. This document will help you to ask useful questions of school leaders and teachers to improve outcomes in music. In the pages that follow, we provide questions that will help you to support and challenge senior and subject leaders about music provision in your school. We follow these questions with a few pointers. We would never suggest that these responses are the ‘correct answers’ but they will guide you on to lines of thinking that will help you to improve your knowledge and understanding of music making in your school."

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