The Paths Children Take - Royal Opera House Bridge Annual Conference in Southend - Wednesday 27th June
The Paths Children Take: Securing excellent cultural learning journeys for all
Wednesday 27th June, 10:00 - 16:30
South Essex College, Southend Campus
Every child should benefit from creative and cultural learning that allows them to progress, to extend and deepen their understanding of the arts and culture.
Yet progression in the arts and culture can be ill-defined or not prioritised. Young people can fall through gaps in provision and between phases of their education. And while the value of the creative industries to the economy is increasingly understood, the pipeline of future artists and audiences may be fractured.
Our Annual Conference 2018, hosted by South Essex College and working with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, will address these challenges and examine how we can create an ecology of creative learning that gives every child the chance to flourish.
The day will be hosted by Kenneth Tharp, freelance arts professional and former Chief Executive of the Place.
There will be main stage contributions from teacher, trainer and author Debra Kidd, creative producer and arts adviser Elizabeth Lynch and education journalist Laura McInerney.
At the centre of the day we are hosting Commissions of Enquiry. These extended workshops will be facilitated by a range of experts and will tackle big questions around ensuring progression before feeding into the final plenary. Subjects will include:
approaches to progression across multiple agencies and sectors;
creative progression across the early years;
progression in speaking and listening and well-being with reference to both the role of drama and dance,
progression from full time education to the creative and cultural industries,
the role of drawing in learning,
the role of the artist in teacher education
To book please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-paths-children-take-tickets-44673320103?aff=pmlink
Hoax email to schools - please read
A number of Southend schools received an email entitled Subject: FW: "Student Report (STAFF ONLY)" recently that stated:
“Hello, a male student will be sent into your campus as you start the day, he…”
This was sent at the end of the school Holiday period. We believe the email to be a hoax, following several copycat emails made nationally in recent weeks. We have informed the police on this occasion.
As always, please assess the relative risks of such communication on a case by case basis. It may also be prudent, without raising undue concern, to review your policy for school emergency procedures.
Brin martin, Director of Learning