Cultural Education (summary)

Following the government driven ‘Cultural Education in England’ report by Darren Henley, published in 2012, there has been a much needed emphasis given to the importance of cultural education in schools in the UK.  The Silk Alliance has been named as one of the lead organisations to develop CPD provision for teaching staff and cultural facilitators.

Earlier this year the DfE published the following summary of cultural education for our schools

  1. Cultural opportunities for all pupils
  2. Nurturing talent and targeting disadvantage
  3. A high-quality curriculum and qualifications offer in arts subjects
  4. Excellent teaching
  5. Celebrating national culture and history
  6. Creating a lasting network of partnerships to deliver our ambitions, now and for the future.

The benefits of cultural education in schools are widely recognised, from the legacy of the London Olympics 2012 to the Ofsted SMSC agenda, and much more.  Through the Silk Alliance we aim to offer a range of CPD opportunities and resources to equip our schools and communities to be vibrant places of cultural education.



Fallibroome: National Lead School for Cultural Education
Cultural Team

  • Maxim Hogden Deputy Director of Performing Arts
  • Julie Smith SLiCE (Specialist Leader in Cultural Education)
  • Claire Beresford Cultural Ambassador Prestbury School
    • Curious Minds
    • Jane Knott Director of Teaching School
    • Karen Fay Director of Performing Arts
    • Fallibroome Performing Arts support staff
    • Primary & Secondary class and subject teachers
    • Partner organisations and individuals