Materials from Building Engagement: Working with Schools
Programme of the Day:
Judith Carruthers - Presentations:
- The National Curriculum
- Kent County Council's 'Kent Strategy for School Improvement'
- 'Doing SMSC', the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural framework
- How are the Red Cross addressing SMSC?
- Good Practice Guidelines for Developing Learning Programmes in Museums from SHARE Museums East
- The Safeguarding website
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) information from the Government
- DBS checks, protection and safeguarding information for volunteers from Volunteer England
- Safeguarding young people on Work-Related Learning including Work Experience from the Department for children, schools and families, 2010
- The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) aims to make learning accessible, relevant and enjoyable for all
- Various archived government publications and reports from the Department for Education
- The Kent Children's University
- Join the discussion with the Kent & Medway Learning and Access Group on LinkedIn
- The New Curriculum – opportunities for museums from Museum Development East Midland
The Pocket Curriculum App:
The Pocket Curriculum for England is the definitive app for teachers and parents who want the new National Curriculum at their finger tips. Cost: 69p.
The Bridge Organisations:
Since April 2012 Arts Council England has been funding a network of ten Bridge organisations to help meet its goal of ensuring every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture. Chosen for their experience and expertise in connecting schools, children and young people with arts and culture, the Bridge network is helping to create a more coherent and focused arts and cultural offer for children and young people, schools and communities.
In Kent, we work with 2 Bridge organisations:
- Royal Opera House (based in Purfleet, Essex and works across Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, North Kent & Medway)
- Artswork (based in Southampton and working across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex, Surrey and the rest of Kent)
- Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.
- Find out more about Arts Award Supporter
- Artsmark is a programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.
- Artsplan training from the Bridge organisasion, Artswork.
Good Museum Examples:
Burwell Museum and Windmill
Their website has lots of information for teachers with photographs of school activities, prices, details of the offer, plus downloadable documents including a booking form.
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Simple and clear website with offer to schools, prices, and contact details.
Heritage Learning Brighton & Hove
Heritage Learning is a partnership of sites in Brighton & Hove that was first set up in 2012. On their website you can explore all there is to offer from the current partners and teachers can build a perfect trip by searching for sessions by venue, curriculum area or topic.
A new partnership has formed between Sussex cvultural partners, to bring a new education service for Arun, Adur and Worthing and beyond. The website is currently being developed.