Creative Industries Federation launch Creative Education Agenda
Published 3rd December 2015
The D&T Association fully supports the agenda’s 6 calls to action and the role of D&T in contributing to a STEAM not STEM curriculum:
- Ensuring that all children have the opportunity to have a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts , mathematics) education that also develops creativity, technology and enterprise across the curriculum and through extracurricular activities.
- Ofsted should not judge a school to be ‘outstanding’ without evidence of a quality cultural and creative offer in the curriculum, supported by extracurricular activities.
- A creative subject must be part of the EBacc.
- Universities, in particular those in the Russell Group, should review their selection criteria in order to positively encourage a mixed portfolio of qualifications at Key Stages 4 and 5.
- Every secondary school should be responsible for publishing the destinations of all pupils for three years after their leaving date.
- There should be a national creative apprenticeship scheme supported by more robust and detailed data on pipeline supply of creative and technical talent.