New guidance to help local authorities understand and harness the role that culture can play in transforming education has been published by Partnerships for Schools.
The guidance document is aimed at local authorities, schools and cultural partners has been developed in partnership with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Arts Council England and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
The cultural guidance is for those involved in planning for, and delivering, Building Schools for the Future projects to ensure that there is a place for the arts and culture within the BSF scheme.
Local authorities and schools will be asked to research and plan how the arts and culture will impact on their projects, from the delivery of their core curriculum, social, wellbeing and Every Child Matters outcomes, to family support, community delivery and change management.
The publication - Requirements and guidance on culture for local authorities entering the second half of the Building Schools for the Future programme - sets out the new requirements as well as suggestions on how these milestones might be achieved and signposts partners to useful organisations and resources.
It is the first publication of a number of planned resources to support partners in engaging with this agenda.
In the autumn the PfS website will have a dedicated culture section and will profile a suite of case studies illustrating the value of transforming education through culture.