By working with Artsmark, teachers develop a plan to introduce more arts and cultural activites into their school in a way that suits their wider timetabling needs. Each plan helps pupils to create, compose and perform, helping to develop their confidence, creative thinking, communication and leadership skills. The programme also has proven benefits for disadvantaged pupils.

Achieving an Artsmark award not only helps schools to raise their profile and fulfil various Ofsted requirements – it also puts them in touch with organisations that can introduce them to new arts and cultural opportunities for young people and genuinely enrich their pupils’ education. Several of our own projects here at Cambridgeshire Music help schools to work towards their Artsmark award in this way.

The Artsmark Development Day is the first step in developing an Artsmark plan for your school. It will take place at The Maltings, Ely, at 10am on 29 January. To participate, teachers need to register first on the Artsmark website here:

Teachers in Cambridgeshire are being invited to sign up for a Development Day on 29 January about Artsmark, a national programme which helps schools to strengthen the way in which they provide education in the arts and culture, with huge benefits for pupils’ development.