Creativity Collaborative

Brecknock Primary School is taking part in an exciting Arts Council’s Creativity Collaborative three year project.

We will be part of a network of schools across London to develop teaching for creativity, focusing on school culture, values and shared language. The London Creativity Collaborative network includes schools across all phases, including special education and 6th Form, and will tackle social and economic disadvantage, where creativity is needed most. The following partner organisations will enhance the project:

National Theatre
John Knowles Ritchie (JKR) – global design and branding agency
A New Direction
The Creativity Collaboratives programme emerged from the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education, a joint research collaboration between Durham University and Arts Council England, convened to look at the role creativity should play in the education of young people.

Partner schools working on the project:

Bushey Primary Education Federation, Herts
Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Camden
Netley Primary School, Camden
Hampden Gurney Primary School, Westminster
The St Marylebone CE Bridge School, Westminster
St Mary’s and St John’s CE School, Barnet
Central Foundation Girls’ School, Tower Hamlets
Deptford Green School, Lewisham
The Green School Trust, Houslow
St Dominic’s Catholic Sixth Form College, Harrow
Torriano Primary School, Camden
Brecknock Primary School, Camden
Lady Margaret School, Hammersmith & Fulham
The St Marylebone CE School, Westminster

The project is led by The St Marylebone CE School, Westminster. They are coordinating the schools and partners, as well as working with Durham University to evaluate the three year project. The 14 schools taking part have been divided into four sub-groups that will work closely together to trail teaching for creativity strategies.

What has happened so far?

We have attended the launch event and met all the schools and partner organisations taking part. We’ve also taken part in our first workshop with our sub-group of schools to develop a collective language around creativity and share our initial thoughts and plans for teaching for creativity. Strategies will be developed and trailed in the spring and summer term and over the next three years. Here are the latest updates.

Arts Council England. Read some more about the project here.