Lead Creative Schools Scheme
The Lead Creative Schools Scheme is a major strand of Creative learning through the arts: an action plan for Wales, supporting schools to develop their practice in line with the four purposes of Curriculum for Wales 2022. The scheme promotes new ways of working in schools using innovative and bespoke programmes of learning, specifically designed to be practical and relevant to schools’ real life curriculum demands.
“The Lead Creative Schools Scheme is a precursor to creative skills being a cross-curricular element within the new curriculum from 2022” Steve Davies, Director of Education, Welsh Government.
Schools enter a long-term programme that supports them to:
- work with Creative Practitioners in their classrooms to transform teaching and learning;
- devise and implement a project or programme of work linked to individual school development priorities;
- find creative approaches to literacy, numeracy and to reduce the impact of deprivation on educational attainment;
- embed changes in teaching practice leading to sustainable impact.
Schools are matched with a Creative Agent who works with them to identify how they can develop and embed creativity across the school community.
To date, 157 schools from across the Central South region have participated in the scheme which has allowed them to explore the Five Creative Habits of Mind and creative approaches to teaching and learning.
Case studies from the scheme can be found on the Creative Learning Zone.
If you would like to know more about the scheme visit the Arts Council of Wales website. Alternatively, please contact Dan Allen (Project Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org / 07736485311
Why not sign up to the Creative Learning through the Arts Bulletin here?