Creativity Collaborative

We are thrilled to be taking part in an exciting Arts Council’s Creativity Collaborative three year project. Our focus is around the use of sketchbooks and writing journals to foster creativity in our Year 3 and 4 classes. There will be lots to learn from this project and it’s a great chance to explore the research behind the concept of ‘creativity’ and what this means for teaching and learning here at Eleanor Palmer.

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:

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. 

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 trialled 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.