Children and young people across England often experience arts and culture for the first time through school.

The Arts Council’s Artsmark supports schools in doing this. It is a straightforward way for schools to demonstrate their approach to a broad and balanced curriculum as required by the new Ofsted inspection framework, and supports them to deliver the new curriculum.

Arts Council England is currently updating Artsmark so that it can be as effective as possible in this support.

The refreshed Artsmark will ‘go live’ from Autumn 2015, with extensive piloting from April 2015

Spaeda are encouraging InspirED schools to take part in the pilot phase, as the support and resources on offer through their InspirED subscription will play a vital role in helping with the application, and pave the way for more Somerset Schools to achieve Artsmark status.
 

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