Reminder of the latest updates to campaign news

  • The Creative Industries Federation published Social Mobility and the Skills Gap on Monday 10 October 2016 highlighting the Cultural Learning Alliance’s (CLA) data which showed that the ‘provision of creative subjects has fallen most significantly in schools with a higher proportion of free school meals’ and calling for the EBacc to be dropped.
  • Laura Mvula has said that music had been ‘cast off to the bottom of the curriculum’ and risked ‘becoming the preserve of the wealthy who could afford private lessons.’ (Sunday 9 October 2016)
  • The Crafts Council published their Studying Craft 16 report on Tuesday 4 October 2016. You can read an animated version of the study online, with a key finding that numbers of ‘students studying craft GCSEs are down, especially Design & Technology, and numbers of sixth-formers studying craft are falling.’
  • The Edge Foundation’s report 14-19 Education: A New Baccalaureatecriticises the EBacc and proposes an alternative; it was publishedonWednesday 28 September 2016 and Bacc for the Future supporters were sent embargoed copies of the report the day before.