Culture Bank  

A free teacher training programme available to all teaching staff in Islington.

The programme is:

  • Cultural Lead Teachers - Each school nominates a Cultural Lead Teacher to oversee the 11 by 11 initiative and cultural activities taking place in their school. The Cultural Lead recieves unique training, networking and support designed to maximise the impact of cultural enrichment within their school.
     
  • Culture Bank CPD  - A free programme of cross-curricular training sessions and resources for all Islington teaching staff. 

 

Cultural Lead Teachers

The role of Cultural Leads as part of 11 by 11 is to:

Act as first point of contact for Islington Council’s Cultural Enrichment Team
 
Have oversight of 11 by 11 and in particular, identify the gaps in provision and groups of students who are missing out on cultural experiences
 
Become part of the Cultural Lead network of teachers, having opportunities to explore Islington’s rich cultural infrastructure and steer and shape the 11 by 11 offer with Islington Council and 11 by 11 cultural organisations
 
Complete an annual survey to report on students’ engagement in cultural activities
 
Advocate for cultural activities and distribute 11 by 11 information, activities, CPD opportunities and resources to staff in their school.
 
Contact the Cultural Enrichment Team at culture@islington.gov.uk for more information or to discuss the needs of your school.

 

 

 

 

11 by 11: inspiring young people through culture

Upcoming CPD sessions:

Upcoming events listed by date. We will update this page as session are confirmed throughout the year.

Dates TBC

 

Upcoming Cultural Lead Teacher meetings

Upcoming events listed by date. We will update this page as session are confirmed throughout the year. 

Dates TBC

 

Past meetings: Resources and Documents

Where available, we share the documents and resources from each session for use by those who attended and other school staff who may be interested.

Resources are sorted by sector. Use the menu to jump to each section.


 

Music

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KS1
KS2
Music

Cutural Lead Twilight Session 2: Union Chapel
The second twilight for Cultural Lead Teachers took place Thursday 28 November 2019, at the Union Chapel. 

Please click the links below to download meeting documents:

 

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Theatre

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KS1
KS2
English
Art and design
PSHE 

 

Cultural Lead Twilight on 3 October 2019 at the National Youth Theatre. This session focused on using Drama in the classroom.

Download resources from the link below:

 

Drama And Wellbeing in the Classroom: Culture Bank CPD session 24 June 2020

This online meeting provided further practical stratgies for using Drama in the classroom to support wellbeing of children and young people. 

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Dance

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KS1

 

English

Royal Opera House

Led by the Royal Opera House, these two hands-on twilight sessions will equip Key Stage 1 teachers with the skills and confidence to empower their pupils to create dance pieces of their own, and inspire cross-curricular learning.

Session 1 will provide a clear language and structure for creating movement, introducing ‘Building Blocks' of dance - i.e. actions, body, space, dynamics, relationships.

Session 2 will explore The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a stimulus for literacy and creative writing exercises, as well as other areas of the curriculum.

Activities are designed to develop children’s creativity, resilience, communication skills and many more transferable skills. They will be interspersed with moments of discussion, lesson planning and an online tour of the learning platform.

If schools decide to implement their learning from the sessions into their spring term planning, they may be offered follow up support from Royal Opera House in the spring term.

Dates: 26th November and 3rd December 4.00-6.30pm

Venue: Hanover Primary School

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Science

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Heritage and Museums

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Visual Art, Crafts and Design

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KS1
EYFS
SEND
Art and design
PSHE 

 

Twilight Session - EYFS & Key Stage 1: Approaches to Multi-Sensory Teaching and Learning, with the October Gallery 

Led by specialist drama facilitator and storyteller Dani Bradstreet and October Gallery’s Georgie Fay, this session will introduce you to multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1. 

Through discussion and hands-on creative activities, you will explore:

  • planning and delivering multi-sensory activities - including using role-play, tone of voice, fabric and textures, and sound and music
  • facilitating creative responses to contemporary art, with a focus on printmaking 
  • useful advice on easy-to-access affordable materials
  • how to adapt activities for children of different ages and with different needs

The session will reference October Gallery's current exhibition Inside the Cordillera Occidental Portal II. The show features artists that explore patterns, forms and insights from cultures which historically originate from the western side of the Americas.

This CPD is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Council Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased confidence in using multi-sensory techniques in the classroom
  • Gained skills and knowledge in planning and delivering multi-sensory activities
  • Explored the benefits of multi-sensory teaching and learning
  • Gained ideas for using contemporary art as a stimulus for learning
  • Increased skills in printmaking

Date: ​Wednesday 29 January 2020, 16:30 - 18:30

Venue: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

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Film and Digital

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS2
English

Into Film: Raising Attainment in Literacy

In this practical CPD, Into Film will lead you through a series of creative, hands-on activities which use film to support literacy in upper KS2.

Each activity is designed to help build on a learner's comprehension, analytical and writing skills and includes an opportunity for curriculum-focused filmmaking and extended writing.

The session includes tried and tested practical activities such as Sound on/Vision off, Tell Me grids, Role on the Wall, Venn Diagrams and predictive writing.

Each participant will receive a free downloadable PowerPoint, which includes film clips, as well teaching resources and worksheets.

Date: Wednesday 16th October (16.00- 18.00)

Venue: St Mary Magdalene Academy (Primary), 475 Liverpool Road

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Literature

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Outdoor

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Reports

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Resources related to learning, creativity, wellbeing and education more broadly are located here. 

 

Arts Teaching Hours and Workforce

Cultural Education for Governors

Durham Commission Report on Creativity in Schools

Durham Commission Report: Summary Recommendations

Helping Children Cope With Change

How Artsmark Can Support Recovery

ImagineNation- The Case for Cultural Learning

Recovery Curriculum - Loss and Life for our Children and Schools Post-pandemic

Resilience Tips - Classroom Poster

RSA- Cultural Learning Evidence Champions Handbook

The Childhood Trust: Children in Lockdown - Report June 2020

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