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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Applications are now open for our highly popular arts leadership development programme Leading the Arts in Your School.
This year, with the support of Arts Council England, we are delighted to be extending our offer to welcome delegates from across the North of England. The deadline for receipt of applications will be Sunday 22nd October 2023.
The content of this course is delivered through a blended model, which combines in-person and virtual seminars with our online learning platform, to offer flexibility for busy teachers.
This course is a particularly useful development opportunity for schools that are considering or undertaking the Artsmark Award, or for those that are running or interested in offering Arts Award, as it supports and builds on the ethos and values of these programmes.
Through this course you will:
- Explore what a quality arts action plan should include. You will have opportunity to develop your own plan during the course.
- Investigate leadership and management styles and understand arts leadership in its wider context.
- Interrogate the concept and benefits of partnership working and meet arts and cultural organisations.
- Examine cultural education & arts policy - looking at its impact at local, national and international levels.
- Explore approaches to measuring impact and see how they can contribute to effective advocacy for the arts across your school community.
- Explore how to present evidence and how to report to a range of stakeholders.
- Undertake work shadowing with another setting.
- Explore effective communication and advocating as an arts leader.
- Undertake facilitated sessions on equality & inclusion, children & young people’s voice, and careers, employability & skills.
- Have opportunity to reflect on the course, what you have learnt, and how you will embed this learning within your school improvement plans and provision.
“It's allowed me to approach SLT with a completely different mindset, and ... the empowerment and knowledge to go and really focus on arts within our school.”
“I know my role ... I am now confident to make an impact and a difference.”
What's the committment?This course is delivered through a combination of in-person and online learning – a blended model specifically designed to increase accessibility and offer flexibility for busy teachers.
Successful applicants will be inducted in January 2024 and will study through the rest of the academic year until July 2024. There will be three face-to-face workshops and four live Zoom sessions to attend, plus additional learning and tasks to be completed in your own time, using our online learning platform.
Provisional Key Dates for 2024
Venue: The Bluecoat, Liverpool
Venue: Contact Theatre, Manchester
Venue: The Storey, Lancaster
“I found the course really useful for building partnerships with other local schools. One in particular from the work shadowing: we've decided that we're going to continue to work together.”
"[My] Confidence has grown – learning from others, finding out some of what we do is better than I thought."
What's the cost?
How to apply?
We are currently accepting applications for this course.
Please complete the online application form via the link below. We recommend that applicants prepare their answers and collect all required information before submitting the form online. To help you do this, a Word document containing the questions on the form can be found here.
The deadline for submitting applications will be midnight on Sunday 22nd October and we will notify successful applicants by email on or before Friday 10th November.