WHAT: The Creative and Cultural Teachers’ Network is an opportunity for teachers of subjects that are considered creative or cultural. These can include subjects such as art, drama, film, media, design, history and dance, or you might be a teacher of a subject like maths who realises the creative potential of your subject and would like the opportunity to share ideas.
WHY: In 2019/20 MAKE (the MK Cultural Education Partnership) ran research with teachers to identify how partnership working with schools could support better cultural education opportunities for young people. The research identified the need for a regular meeting where teachers of creative and cultural subjects could gather to share good practise and opportunities. The establishment of this network is the first step towards creating that regular meeting place.
HOW: It is important that this network is led by teachers for teachers from a range of subject specialisms, which is why MAKE is delighted to team up with Jess Granger (Art) and Sarah Robinson (Drama) from The Radcliffe School. Jess and Sarah will hold two meetings per term (both online and in person). One of the meetings will be linked to the MAKE partnership meeting to promote networking opportunities between teachers and the local arts and heritage sector, and to allow MAKE to understand what issues and concerns teachers are facing in their subject areas. The twice termly meetings will cover:
- Opportunities to work and hear from subject leads;
- Opportunities to develop creative thinking within your classroom and school;
- Needs and barriers;
- Sharing success stories.
As the network develops, its members can begin to steer the direction of the meetings to address any issues arising.
WHEN and WHERE: The network’s first meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday 21st June 16.00-17.00.
To book a place or for more information, please contact:
- Elizabeth Howard firstname.lastname@example.org