• Endaf Griffiths

Creative Learning Through the Arts Publication

The Welsh Government have posted Wavehill’s fourth report evaluating the success of the Creative Learning Through the Arts Programme; a 5-year programme designed to improve pupil attainment, and increase and improve opportunities for teachers, learners, artists and arts/cultural/heritage organisations to work together. The findings at this stage of the evaluation continue to be generally positive. Though some key areas for further development, refinement or improvement in order to fully realise the aims and potential of Creative Learning through the Arts (CLTA) are identified.

Teachers continue to be overwhelmingly of the view that the Lead Creative Schools intervention has had a positive impact upon the engagement and the attainment of learners. Though data to test and interrogate this subjective view is proving difficult to obtain for a number of reasons.

As highlighted in the previous report The Curriculum for Wales is emerging as a key contextual factor in relation to the CLTA programme. It was also widely believed that the CLTA programme was particularly relevant to both the Expressive Arts Areas of Learning and pedagogy more generally within the emerging, Curriculum for Wales. The new curriculum has potential to magnify the relevance, interest in, and potential impact and legacy of the programme.

Feedback from schools and teachers on the programme management by ACW continues to be positive.

The report is available to view here