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Research to inform future policy on creativity in the curriculum.

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.

Main findings

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.


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