in the news

TTL digi postcards

Cultural Learning Alliance made social  media postcards.


Many pupils only experience the arts in schools Times Education Supplement

We must not fail children: Daily Mail online

Arts leaders call for more funding. BBC

October Roundup Cultural Learning Alliance

Report calls for ‘arts premium ‘ for schools Arts Professional, Cross-posted on Hasting and Rother Arts Education Network blog

Should more time be given to the arts? Tradewind Recruitment

RSC and tate call for arts education changes British Theatre Guide

RSC calls on schools to offer the full range of arts GCSEs The Stage

We must not fail children who are the UK’s future Cumberland News and Star, also on

Our schools missing component arts Arts Industry

More time for the arts Kirklees Business Solutions

Jacqui O’Hanlon writes for Arts Industry: The Word

RSC deputy artistic director Erica Whyman writes in the TES why we need an arts premium in schools

Jacqui o’Hanlon writes  about TALE for the ASCL’s The Leader magazine

TIME TO LISTEN featured on Adobe website and reported in Broadway World 

Cultural Learning Alliance evidence webpage 

RSC Education News Spring Edition 

TATE press release  December 2019  usng ‘arts rich’ curriculum and citing TALE, which led to:

Social media

Selected tweets

Questions asked in Parliament

Hansard references September 2018

Hansard reference March 2020

Evidence used

Evidence about facilitating subjects given to the Civic Universities Commission 30th November

RSA uses our interpretation of arts-rich schools in a call for participants

The Nottingham School Improvement Board uses the TALE research as the basis for a city wide Cultural Rucksack programme.

TALE research is cited in the Durham Commission report on creativity, Pat is thanked as an adviser.

TALE research is cited the Cultural Learning Alliance paper on social justice and the arts.

TALE is the basis of the RSA project to examine the practices of eight arts rich schools 

Nottingham city implements “the cultural rucksack” – an entitlement for all young people in the city – based on and in our research.

Public engagement

Chris gave a lecture in Norway in January to the Cultural Rucksack partners.

Pat gave a public lecture for the Durham Creativity Commission, April 24, presented at the Lichfield Curriculum Ed conference on June 1, and to the ROH Thriving Child conference on June 28 (this was nationally streamed to five other youth bridge conferences).

Pat gave a lecture to a national conference of bridge organisations at the Royal Opera House (July 2019)

Pat presented  keynote to a Norwegian Arts and Education conference held at OsloMet in August 2019.

Pat attended the Cultural Learning Alliance consultation on the arts education workforce (September 2019)

Pat presented at the Chartered College of Teachers arts and cultural education event September 2019. Their blog post by Steve Berryman here.

Pat presented to the London South  Schools Teaching Alliance ( January 2020)

Pat spoke about arts rich schools at the Barbican – RSC creativity conference  (January 10, 2020)

Pat presented to researchers and arts practitioner and policy-makers in Melbourne February 2020.