To help inform and empower those involved in school governance, Arts Council England and the National Governance Association have developed an inspiring e-learning module on how arts and cultural education can be used for school improvement and enhancing your school curriculum.


About the module:

This module focusses on six key areas where schools can use arts and cultural education to improve outcomes through:

  • a broad and balanced curriculum
  • school community and parental engagement • health and wellbeing
  • spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • social mobility
  • developing life skills and employability skills

How it will support you?

It provides the opportunity for governors and trustees to develop their understanding of what arts and cultural education means and how it can improve outcomes.

You will be able to review the extent to which this is happening within your own setting, the role your governing board plays in this, and provides you with the tools to influence, develop and inform the role arts and culture can have within your school. There are a wealth of further reading resources to support you in developing a more strategic approach and to make the most of existing opportunities, including programmes like Artsmark Award and Arts Award.

The module uses explanations from governors, school leaders and employers on how arts and culture can improve your school, along with research demonstrating the positive impact cultural education has for children and young people.

Next steps…

The module is CPD accredited, takes 45 minutes and will be available from December via NGA’s e-learning platform, Learning Link. Existing Learning Link subscribers will be able to access the module by logging into their accounts. If your school does not have a Learning Link subscription, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

Register your interest by completing a contact form at the Artsmark Award stand or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..