The importance of arts education is undeniable. Arts Council England have reported that not only does arts education improve a child’s confidence and character but it’s also beneficial to their resilience and wellbeing. Additionally, to this, the implementation of arts education enriches the experience of studying for all pupils and has proven to positively impact an individuals’ employability and career prospects. Despite this, uptake in arts education among GCSE and A Level student is still in decline. The impact of the Covid-19 virus has exacerbated the problem, with numerous arts classes temporarily restricted or halted amid lockdowns. It’s now imperative to find ways of reengaging pupils in arts education and to create an inclusive arts curriculum for all.

  • Between 2010 and 2020 there was a 30% decline in arts A Level entries, of which there was a 2% decline between 2019 and 2020
  • A report by the Cultural Learning Alliance stated that pupils from low-income families who take part in arts activities are 3 times more likely to get a degree
  • According to the House of Lords Library, the creative industries sector grew by 6.9% from 2021 to 2022

Join us at The Delivering Excellence in Teaching Arts in Schools Conference 2023 to hear the latest updates on funding and the uptake of arts education in primary, secondary and further education. Best practice case studies will showcase initiatives to create an engaging curriculum with existing arts budgets and how to establish an inclusive arts programme for all pupils. There will also be an opportunity to network with senior colleagues from schools across the country who are striving to expand arts education and increase the uptake of arts among pupils.

Why Attend:
Latest updates on delivering effective teaching of the arts in schools
Sharing tools to create an engaging arts-rich curriculum with existing budgets
Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues from the education and arts sectors
Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Dr Annouchka Bayley, Associate Professor, University of Cambridge (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Latest Developments in Arts Education: National Policy and Best Practice

    • Outlining national priorities and the currently landscape of arts education in the UK
    • Key tips to access funding through the government’s cultural budget allocation
    • Embracing the changing landscape of arts education for teachers in a post-covid era
    • Strategies to improve arts education in schools on existing budgets and resources

    Derri Burdon, Chief Executive, Curious Minds and Co-chair, Cultural Learning Alliance (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Advocating for the Arts: Raising the Profile of Creative Subjects in Schools

    • Outlining how the arts fit within the culture of a school: key insights
    • Practical ideas and strategies to advocate for the arts and promote take-up among students
    • Sharing tips and research to help make the case for investing in arts education
    • Successful examples of collaborative campaigning for arts education

    Dr Jodie Underhill, Research Associate, Independent Society of Musicians (CONFIRMED)

  • Question and Answers

  • Pre-recorded Case Study: Creating and Delivering an Arts-Rich School Curriculum

    Victoria Harrocks, Community Arts Coordinator and Dance Teacher, Formby High School
    Steve Cook, Senior Assistant Headteacher, Formby High School

  • Breakout Networking

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in Arts Education. Allowing you to share their experiences and encourage cross sector collaboration

  • Comfort Break 

  • Case Study: Ensuring No Child is Left Behind: Implementing Inclusion and Equality in Arts Education

    • Key tips to change the way the arts are created, presented, accessed, and experienced.
    • Advice on the co-creation of arts and culture to make children feel more included in their community
    • Collaborating with cultural organisations to spread arts education widely among underprivileged communities
    • Outlining how arts education builds children’s confidence, public speaking skills, and improving self-esteem
    • The Creative Mentoring Programme: working with virtual schools to promote the arts among children in care

    Nick Owen MBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Mighty Creatives (CONFIRMED)


  • Case Study: Mental Wellbeing: Supporting Vulnerable Young People with Arts Education

    • Creativity And The Mind: understanding the link between arts education and mental wellbeing in children
    •  Developing high quality, arts-based learning to ensure children experiencing inequality or disadvantage can thrive
    • Providing insight on how to deliver art education as a tool for mental wellness in schools
    • Prevention and early intervention: how performing arts can reduce defensive and aggressive behaviour in children

    June Bates, Lead Teacher of Art and Design, Astor Secondary School (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Supporting Young People to Pursue Careers in the Creative Sectors

    • Forming connections with employers and HE providers to give pupils an insight into careers in the creative sector: tips and advice
    • Preparing students for the workplace or university settings through curriculum design and the effective use of school facilities
    • Training staff to support the progression of young people from underrepresented backgrounds into creative careers
    • Key tips for improving the uptake of pupils taking arts GCSEs and A-Levels
    • Working with universities to demonstrate practical examples of career progression in the arts and provide pupils with role models

    Chris Mitchell, Principal, Elstree Screen Arts Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice



Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors. Delegates interested in this event will be people who work in providing Arts subject provision to primary and secondary school pupils.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector Rate: £260.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £260.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate: £425.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month