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Culturally engaged schools, how museums can help shape primary curriculums

7 October 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Free – £5

Leeds Museums and Galleries have worked with numerous primary schools to support whole school strategic planning and resourcing of their curriculums. With the advent of the most recent Ofsted framework, there has been a real focus on primary school curriculum planning and content, with over 50% of the first Ofsted reports commenting on curriculum.

Primary schools are required to teach a curriculum that covers statuary content both in depth and over time, encourages cross curricular links, and is ‘broad and balanced’ amongst other things. This is where museums and heritage organisations, and the inclusion of arts and culture at the core of the curriculum, has a valuable role to play.

Join this online session to explore the role that museums and heritage settings have to play in supporting cultural engagement in the primary curriculum.

Facilitators: Emily Nelson and Kate Fellows

Emily is the Learning and Access Officer (Membership) at the Leeds Discovery Centre. As well as delivering sessions, she works closely with schools through the Leeds Museums Primary membership scheme to enable them to access accessioned objects in the classroom on a half-termly basis, delivering CPD, as well as working closely with curators and conservators in order to choose the objects and put the boxes together in the first place. Emily has worked on various Leeds Museums sites across the last 3 years, and was at Scarborough Museums Trust prior to this.

Kate wants to change the whole world for the better… but she’ll start with Leeds for now! She has worked with object based learning in museums for over 16 years for a range of organisations from the National Trust, to Harewood House and IWM North, and is currently the Head of Learning and Access for Leeds Museums and Galleries. She was the 2010-11 Learning Fellow on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. Along the way, she has met and worked with many wonderful, amazing people, has learnt so much and is still learning.

Please note that this session will be delivered via Zoom. Please ensure you have access when booking a ticket.


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