Leading the Arts in Your School | 2022-23 Applications
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May 26, 2022

It's time to take the lead...

And shape your school's arts and culture journey

Curious Minds is delighted to open applications for our popular arts leadership development programme, Leading the Arts in Your School.

Leading the Arts in Your School is a modular arts leadership programme for teachers to develop their school’s arts and cultural offer.
This tried and tested modular programme is designed for early to mid-career teaching staff, in any education setting, with ambition to develop their school’s approach to arts and culture and to make a real difference for children; their growth, learning and wellbeing.

This course will be particularly useful development opportunity for schools who 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 and reflect on leadership and management styles.
  • Interrogate the concept and benefits of partnership working.
  • Delve deeper into understanding effective arts leadership in its wider context.
  • Examine cultural education & arts policy - looking at its impact at local, national and international levels.
  • Have the opportunity to meet regional arts and cultural organisations.
  • Explore approaches to measuring impact and see how they can contribute to effective advocacy for the arts in your school.
  • 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 and Diversity, Young People’s Voice, Employability and 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.

What's the committment?

This course is delivered through a combination of both in-person and online learning, specifically designed to offer more flexibility to busy teachers.

Successful applicants will be inducted in October 2022 and will study through the academic year until March 2023. 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.

Key Dates in 2022

Wednesday 12th October 2022, 2pm – 4pm.
Via Zoom
TRAINING DAY - Action Planning & Leadership
Thursday 20th October 2022, 9:15am - 4:15pm.
Venue TBC (Liverpool)
THEMED SEMINAR - Children & Young People's Voice
Friday 18th November 2022, 2pm - 4pm.
Via Zoom
THEMED SEMINAR - Diversity & Inclusion
Wednesday 7th December 2022, 2pm - 4pm.
Via Zoom

Key Dates in 2023

TRAINING DAY - Partnerships & Communication
Thursday 12th January 2023, 9:15am - 4:15pm.
Venue TBC (Manchester)
THEMED SEMINAR - Meet the Arts Organisations
Thursday 9th February 2023, 2pm - 4pm.
Via Zoom
THEMED SEMINAR - Careers, Employability & Skills
Tuesday 28th February 2023, 2pm - 4pm.
Via Zoom
TRAINING DAY - Sharing Work Shadowing & Evaluation
Thursday 23rd March 2023 2023, 9:15am - 4:15pm.
Venue TBC (Lancaster)
Please note: delegates are required to attend all course sessions.
Naomi Lord

A Teacher's View

Naomi Lord is Director of Creative Learning and Partnerships at The Bolton School. Here she writes about her experiences on our Leading the Arts in Your School CPD, the impact it's had for her personally, as well as in the classroom and across her school.

What's the cost?

The cost of the programme is £375 per delegate and payment details are required before your place can be confirmed.

Subsidised Rates and Eligibility

Teachers working in schools located in Arts Council England's Priority Places (in the North West of England) may be eligible for a subsidised fee of £250. The priority places in this region are:

Copeland & Allerdale

If your school is located in Copeland and Allerdale areas of Cumbria, you may be able to join this course fully subsidsed, through our Hyperlocal Programme. The application process for this is separate.

How do I apply?

This course is open to teaching staff from settings across all phases of education.

Please complete the online application form. If you believe you are entitled to pay the subsidised rate, please indicate on this form the Priority Place in which your school is located, as well as providing its full address and postcode.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on Sunday 18th September.We will notify successful applicants by email on or before Friday 23rd September.

As part of our commitment to diversity, we are focusing our energy on making sure our opportunities and offers reach far and wide. We are particularly keen to welcome applicants for this course from people who are currently under-represented in the arts and culture sector. You can find more information about who is under-represented on Arts Council England's website. 

Are you ready to lead the arts in your school?

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