NGA & NAHT Call for increased school funding
Today the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) have called upon the government to increase the amount of spending in schools, to ensure that all children can receive a good education. You can read their open letter here.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (07:50am) Mary Sandall, currently Head of Forest School in Berkshire described how subject options at GCSE and A-Level are being cut across secondary schools in order to save money.
For dance and other arts subjects, which are currently excluded from the EBacc and seemingly seen as less important by government, the lack of sufficient funding has a double blow. For example, it is already understood that the number of specialist arts teachers has reduced by 15% since 2010.
One Dance UK is concerned about the falling numbers of young people taking GCSE and A-Level Dance and is working to raise the profile and status of dance teaching and the value of dance education in schools.
We are championing the work of dance teachers and Senior Leadership Teams through our Dance Teaching Awards.