Creative Writing through the Arts 2022-2023

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We are once again proud to be leading the Creative Writing Through the Arts programme to Primary schools across the Chafford Hundred Teaching School Hub network from September 2022

This programme is suitable for KS1-2 class teachers.  The programme will connect local schools with specialist artist practitioners from Music, Visual Arts and Drama to explore how to improve student writing.  

'The programme has transformed writing in our school’ (Head Teacher)

Applications are now open. Primary schools within the local authority areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Maldon, Rochford, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea are eligible to apply. Schools outside these areas should contact Roxie Curry.

Places are limited. In case of high demand, schools may need to meet eligibility criteria.

Click the link below to apply:

Apply for Creative Writing through the Arts Programme

Programme for each school:

  • £295 per school (subsidised by Royal Opera House Bridge)
  • Programme delivery period: Sep 2022 – July 2023
  • 3 Training Days led by specialist arts Practitioners
  • 6 online, 2.5 hr facilitated peer-learning sessions
  • 3 online, 1.5 hr facilitated arts, literacy & evidence sessions
  • Sharing Event for teachers, senior leaders and governors
  • 12 CPD sessions per school in total

Key Dates:
Head Teacher Information Event: Thurs. 14th July – 10.00 – 10.45. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Application deadline: Mon. 18th July
Schools notified: Tues. 19th July
Online Teacher On-boarding: Thurs. 22nd Sep. – 15.45 – 16.45

Training Days:
Music: Tues. 4th October - 09.30 - 15.30
Wat Tyler Country Park (Pitsea)
Visual Arts: Thurs. 12th January - 09.30 - 15.30 Chalkwell Hall (Southend)
Drama: Thurs. 20th April - 09.30 - 15.30
The Backstage Centre (Purfleet-on-Thames)

The Creative Writing through the Arts programme has previously delivered to 45 Primaries in South Essex. Research by Anglia Ruskin University demonstrated that the qualities and competence of children’s writing improved in a number of areas. 

The programme first ran between 2016-2019 and was led by five Teaching School Alliances, Royal Opera House Bridge and Anglia Ruskin University, with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Evidence and findings can be found below:

The Programme will be subsidised by the Royal Opera House Bridge.

For more information please contact our Cultural Education Partnerships Coordinator, Roxie Curry:

Photos by: Leila Balin

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