David Puttnam: Headteachers shun art in their schools due to worry about exam table rankings

Lord Puttnam, former education adviser to the Blair government, and speaker at Musical Futures’ forthcoming Music Learning Revolution event, has said that not enough importance is placed on the role of arts in our schools during inspection. While excellent headteachers understand the benefits of good quality arts education, and encourage and build this within their schools, the prevailing mindset is one that emphasises core subjects at the expense of the arts. Musical Futures would agree with Lord Puttnam that quality arts provision is an essential component of a healthy and balanced education. Read the full article here.

Lord Puttnam will be keynote speaker at the Music Learning Revolution on 23rd October. The event is for heads just as much as teachers, and we are offering a ‘Bring Your Boss’ discount (two tickets for £200 if you bring your boss). Find out more and book your place now: Music Learning Revolution.

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Lindsay Thomas, One Education Music

Brilliant ideas to take forward into my own teaching… a fantastic day – left with lots of new ideas and strategies…

Kate Baxter, Manchester Metropolitan University

Yesterday’ss RSL course was absolutely outstanding. The school was awe inspiring and just walking round the corridors gave me some excellent ideas to implement at my own school. With regards to the RSL aspect of the course, I now have a strong understanding on how to run it and know how my assignment briefs should look etc. etc.

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