Resource Document: Creative Teachers’ Event at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

22nd May 2019

Haringey Cultural Education Partnership was established in January 2018.  We are part of an Arts Council England initiative to create a national network of partnerships. These encourage schools and creative organisations to collaborate, increasing the richness and quality of experiences for young people.

Welcome to our first event. We aim to:

  • Help teachers to feel supported and positive about the possibilities of working with creative partners in the borough and beyond;
  • Enable us all to celebrate what we are doing and continue advocate for creativity in education;
  • Offer contemporary and innovative practice that teachers can take back to the classroom and enhance your ‘broad and balanced curriculum’.

Upon arrival, please register your attendance at the reception desk, at which point you will be allocated a workshop place. Places for workshops have been allocated based on the individual’s expressions of interest, on a first come first served basis.

The exhibition at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre is titled ArtLab: The Archipelago, a partnership project with Earlsmead Primary School and Iniva.

Haringey Cultural Education Partnership Partners

Alexandra Palace The Creative Learning team provide a year-round programme of creative learning for all sections of the community with a particular focus on school groups, families and older people.  Contact: Mark Civil, Mark.Civil@alexandrapalace.com

A New Direction supports Local Cultural Education Partnerships in London. We believe inequality is not set in stone; we can make London into a city with equal opportunities to engage with culture and be creative for all young people and children. We are working towards a society where all children and young people can thrive through developing their creativity. Contact: Victoria Patrick, connected@anewdirection.org.uk 

Bernie Grant Arts Centre mission is to be a cultural hub/incubator for Tottenham by championing innovative work by BAME artists and removing the barriers that contribute to under-representation of ‘participation diversity’ in the arts.  We offer a range of bespoke avenues for art and education opportunities.   Contact: Adam Gray, Adam.Gray@berniegrantcentre.co.uk

Bruce Castle Museum Spark your pupils imagination and creativity with a hands-on learning experience at Bruce Castle Museum. Our crosscurricula sessions connect children and young people to culture through a combined approach of art, history and science.  As an Artsmark partner our education team are experienced in delivering and assessing the Arts Award and we offer a range of sessions specifically designed to support schools with their Artsmark journey.  Contact: Lucy Gray, Lucy.Gray@haringey.gov.uk

Collage Arts For over 30 years Collage Arts, based in Wood Green, Haringey’s Cultural Quarter, has created opportunities for greater access and participation in the arts and creative industries through a range of skills and enterprise programmes, support services, arts development and heritage projects, facilities and resources. Contact: Andry Moustras, andrymoustras@gmail.com  

Groundswell Arts are a community arts organisation based in Haringey. We have an interdisciplinary approach to providing participatory education projects in early years settings and schools and communities with a particular focus on music, art, movement and film making. Contact: Angeline Conaghan, info@groundswellarts.com

London Borough Haringey Haringey’s rich cultural heritage permeates throughout the borough. Whether it involves nature, arts, history, sport or recreation, there’s always something great to do here. We are proud of our cultural diversity and welcome others to experience the many things that make Haringey a fantastic place to live, work and play. Contact: Elena Pippou, Elena.Pippou@haringey.gov.uk

London Schools Drama Network Network of secondary school drama teachers sharing practice and resources.  Contact: Lauren Overs, lovers@fortismere.org.uk

Haringey Education Partnership is an innovative approach to ensuring all our children and young people have the very best learning opportunities to reach their full potential. Haringey Education Partnership is designed, majority-owned and led by Haringey schools. It is run with the sole focus of ensuring all schools are as good as the best and none are left behind, with access to the very best support and challenge available locally and nationally, tailored to the needs of each school. Contact: James Page, james.page@haringeyeducationpartnership.co.uk

Haringey Music Service We strongly believe that every child is entitled to a stimulating, challenging and accessible educational experience in music. Haringey Music Service (HMS) is a vibrant and busy organisation through which young people are nurtured and encouraged to build on their musical ability and experiences. Contact: Peter Desmond, Peter.Desmond@haringey.gov.uk

Haringey Shed is an inclusive theatre and performing arts company for children and young people. We provide a range of term time after school activities and holiday programmes as well as outreach work in the community, working in local schools, nurseries and community centres. We believe every young person, regardless of their ability and background should have access to a safe, respectful and creative environment.  Contact: Jim Shepley, Jim@haringeyshed.org 

Ian Rimington works for Arts Council England where he is part of a national network of arts council school governors and is also on part-time secondment to the Creative Industries Council. He lives in Haringey and has two children at Belmont Junior School where he is a governor. Contact: Ian Rimington, ian.rimington@artscouncil.org.uk  

Jacksons Lane creates a year-round programme that encompasses the best in contemporary performance, arts participation, cultural education and outreach work for both its community and the sector as a whole. We have strong relationships with both primary and secondary schools, working to complement their curriculum, provide fun activity days, bespoke projects and arts career days. As an Artsmark Partner we offer support to teachers and schools in their Artsmark journey. Contact: Natalia Cid, natalia@jacksonslane.org.uk  

Make a Difference Trust  Are You Positive? is a 30-minute HIV and AIDS theatre in education play based on 3 true stories followed by an interactive Q&A designed for students and young people. The project delivered by MAD trust, is aimed at secondary school students at key stage 4 and upwards. Contact: Sarah Mackenzie, s.mackenzie@madtrust.org.uk

Primary Art Teachers Network (PATN) is a network group for primary school art teachers and subject leaders.  The group started in 2018 with the aim of bringing together individuals in the planning and delivery of art in primary schools. PATN offers support and the opportunity to share ideas, events and best practice through connecting with others. At PATN we are committed to promoting the role and importance of quality art education for children in schools.  Contact: Rosalinde Sawyer, PATNinfo@gmail.com

Paul Lyalls is a Haringey based poet and performer. He has worked in schools throughout London and beyond. His work is funny, fast-moving, hip, accessible, rhythmic, clever and real. Contact: Paul Lyalls, paul_lyalls@hotmail.com

Pickled Pepper Books are a specialist interactive children’s bookshop located in Crouch End. We now have a dedicated events space where we can host one class at a time to meet an author or illustrator. This makes for a perfect school trip where every child partakes in a workshop or talk with an author and takes a copy of the book home. Contact: Urmi Merchant, info@pickledpepperbooks.co.uk  

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has a long established, productive and valued partnership with its local communities where there are significant socio-economic challenges alongside aspirations, potential, talent and opportunity to create, deliver and sustain positive change. Contact: Joanna Yeung, Joanna.Yeung@tottenhamhotspur.com

Wigmore Hall is one of the world’s great concert halls, specialising in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.  We are working in partnership with Haringey Music Service and Chestnuts School, co-creating a programme of opportunities which meets their needs and places music at the heart of their teaching. Contact: Ellie Cowan, ecowan@wigmore-hall.org.uk