Leading the Arts in Your School
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June 11, 2021
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It’s time to take the lead…

And shape your school's arts and culture journey
Curious Minds is delighted to open applications for its 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 blended learning Arts Leadership Programme will include identifying your leadership style, developing a working knowledge of action planning, arts policy, effective communication, advocacy, and evaluation methods and how to develop meaningful partnerships.

The skills and knowledge you will acquire on this programme will contribute to all aspects of the Artsmark Award and Arts Award.

This opportunity is designed for early to mid-career teaching staff who have some experience of leadership and have an interest in leading/developing arts and culture within their school. The programme is open to teaching staff from any education setting.

On this Course you will:

  • Explore what a quality school’s arts action plan should include and will have an opportunity to develop your plan during the course
  • Investigate and reflect on leadership and management styles and begin to interrogate the concept and benefits of partnership working
  • Delve deeper into understanding effective arts leadership in its wider context
  • Examine cultural education & arts policy and the impact at local, national, and international level - you will also 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
  • You will also have an opportunity to reflect on the course, what you have learnt, and how you will embed this learning within your school improvement plans and provision

When will the training take place?

Online induction:
Wednesday 20th October, 4pm - 6pm

Module 1:
Thursday 25th November 2021. Full day.

Module 2:
Friday 11th March 2022. Full day.

Module 3:
Thursday 9th June 2022. Full day.

Zoom sessions:
  • Wednesday 19th January 2022. 4pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday 16th February 2022. 4pm – 6pm
  • Thursday 12th May 2022. 4pm - 6pm
Online induction:
Wednesday 20th October, 4pm - 6pm

Module 1:
Thursday 2nd December 2021. Full day

Module 2:
Friday 18th March 2022. Full day.

Module 3:
Thursday 16th June 2022. Full day.

Zoom sessions:
  • Wednesday 19th January 2022. 4pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday 16th February 2022. 4pm – 6pm
  • Thursday 12th May 2022. 4pm - 6pm
The Course will start in October 2021 and run over the academic year, with 3 face to face days, 4 live online Zoom sessions and additional tasks that can be completed on our online learning platform at times convenient to you.

Please note: delegates are required to attend all course sessions.

The cost of the programme is £350 per delegate and payment details are required before your place can be confirmed.

The deadline for applications is Saturday 25th September at 8pm.

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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