East London Cultural Education Partnership

Creative Schools Symposium 2016

  • Genre:
    Special Events
  • Time:
    10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Price:
    £20 including lunch

We're inviting teachers and cultural partners to the first annual Creative Schools Symposium.

Join us to celebrate and champion creativity in schools; bringing the arts and education sectors together from across East London. The day will include practical workshops, partnership opportunities and networking with culture, education and funding experts.

Highlights of the programme include:

  • Keynote from David Crossley, Executive Director of the Whole Education Network and author of Sustainable School Transformation: An Inside out approach
  • Hear from the Young Poet Laureate for London and Sean Gregory, Learning and Engagement Director for the Barbican Centre
  • Find out about Artsmark and get your school started on the Artsmark journey with A New Direction
  • Take part in practical workshops exploring stop motion animation in topic-based learning, building resilience through dance, creative literacy techniques and embedding youth leadership.
  • Gain insights into co-fundraising opportunities between schools and arts organisations with Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Cause 4 and Forest Hill Boys School and access top tips for navigating health, education and regeneration sources
  • Join the conversation on the EBacc and discuss what schools can do to maintain creative subjects at GCSE and A Level with East London Dance and Dagenham Park Secondary School
  • Explore how the arts can support Healthy Schools aims with Jo Rhodes (Challenge 59); the role of youth arts in supporting mental wellbeing with Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre; and insights into becoming a school governor with people make it work.
  • Take part in our Q&A with teachers, exploring their experiences of supporting school improvement through the arts
  • Enjoy networking, drinks and partner match making opportunities to close the day.

Come along to meet teachers from 17 schools taking part in the Creative Schools programme during the 2016-17 academic year along with 40+ cultural education partners from across the Creative Schools network, including:

A New Direction, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Arts Council England, Barbican Centre, Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership, Bow Arts, Discover Children’s Story Centre, Drum Works, East London Dance, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Foundation for Future London, Green Candle Dance, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Islington Cultural Education Partnership, London Legacy Development Corporation, Newham Music, Output Arts, People Make it Work, Poet in the City, Redbridge Drama Centre, Rosetta Art Centre, Salmagundi Films, Serious, Sound Connections, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Studio Wayne McGregor, UCL Museums, Vestry House Museum, William Morris Gallery.

East London Cultural Education Partnership

We’re proud to be co-founders of East London Cultural Education Partnership’s Creative Schools programme.

Alongside 30 other cultural organisations, led by the Barbican Centre, the programme aims to make East London’s vast cultural offer more accessible and evenly distributed to schools. Find out more >>

East London Cultural Education Partnership is supported by A New Direction’s Cultural Education Challenge fund.

About Creative Schools

Creative Schools is an East London Cultural Education Partnership programme

The Creative Schools programme works with a wide range of strategic and delivery partners in East London including: schools, HE organisations, local authorities, funders, regeneration partners, arts practitioners, music education hubs and cultural organisations representing all art forms.

Since launching in April 2016, Creative Schools has engaged 120+ organisations through a series of learning events, partnership activities and pilot projects that support high quality creative learning opportunities for children and young people in East London.

Our first annual Creative Schools Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to bring together the wide range of partners working together through Creative Schools, celebrate and champion creativity in East London schools, and share learning and practice across the cultural and education sectors.

To find out more about how we are working with schools and cultural organisations to transform collective thinking into strategic-joined up action please visit or email us at The East London Cultural Education Partnership is supported by A New Direction’s Cultural Education Challenge fund.