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  • Blog
    23 Mar 2023 

    Responding to the Foundation Practice Rating 2023

    Holly Donagh, Director of Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence, reflects on the Foundation Practice Rating, which seeks to improve diversity, accountability and transparency across the sector.

  • Blog
    10 Mar 2023 

    Milford Haven School Improvement Group – Building a Creative Curriculum

    Leanne Prevel, Dirprwy Pennaeth (Deputy Headteacher) of Ysgol Gelliswick (Gelliswick VC Primary School) in Milford Haven showcases their Teacher Development Fund project, Building a Creative Curriculum’, a partnership with the Pembrokeshire Music Service supporting 100 teachers across Milford Haven to teach in and through music. 

  • Blog
    10 Mar 2023 

    Stan’s Cafe – The Classroom Stage

    Creative Learning Producer for Stan’s Cafe, Dave Howard, reflects on what they are learning through their project supported by the Teacher Development Fund, with input from their teachers, artists and headteachers.

  • Blog
    10 Mar 2023 

    Travelling Light Theatre Company – Light Up School Learning

    As Travelling Light Theatre Company’s Teacher Development Fund programme enters its final months, programme lead Lizzy Stephens reflects on the learning to date and shares the company’s plans to embed the work across the participating schools.

  • Blog
    10 Mar 2023 

    The power of arts-based CPDL for educationally isolated’ schools

    Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope, Provost and Professor of Education at Plymouth Marjon University and Advisory Board Member for our Teacher Development Fund (TDF), shares some of her research into educationally isolated’ schools and explores the impact of TDF within such settings.

  • Blog
    28 Feb 2023 

    Helping the voluntary sector to stand strong

    Holly Donagh, Director of Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence, discusses the vital role infrastructure organisations play in strengthening the sectors in which we work, and their potential to drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Blog
    30 Nov 2022 

    Centring diversity, equity and inclusion

    Holly Donagh, Director of Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence, reflects on our experience to date and shares our learning which might be useful for others embarking on this work.

  • Blog
    16 Nov 2022 

    Reflecting on Chapter & Verse

    Gem Thornton, Creative Learning Manager from Grimm & Co, reflects on their Teacher Development Fund learning journey alongside ten Astrea Trust primary schools in Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield. Their project, Chapter & Verse, aimed to support teachers to develop and embed multi-disciplinary arts approaches to teaching and learning, including immersive drama, music, poetry and storytelling.

  • Blog
    16 Nov 2022 

    Young at Art

    Young at Art, based in Northern Ireland, reflects on their Creative Teacher programme, supported by the Teacher Development Fund. This project extends their existing professional development practice supporting teachers to use arts and drama based approaches across the curriculum.