Gateshead Cultural Education Partnership

Gateshead CEP exists to support cultural and educational organisations in Gateshead to operate collaboratively so they support the development of teaching, and ensure the cultural sector contributes more effectively to curriculum development, educational delivery, and social and economic renewal across the borough.

Aims and objectives

Gateshead CEP exists to support cultural and educational organisations in Gateshead to operate collaboratively so they support the development of teaching, and ensure the cultural sector contributes more effectively to curriculum development, educational delivery, and social and economic renewal across the borough.

Objectives - through working collaboratively the partnership will help develop and support:

  • Innovative and practical ways to connect Gateshead’s children and young people to the rich cultural offer
  • Improvements in quality teaching and learning and raising standards across Gateshead through cultural engagement  
  • A high quality cultural offer for children and young people inside and outside of school across Gateshead
  • The targeting of resources to combat inequality so that all children and young people in Gateshead benefit from high quality cultural education to support: their learning and engagement, their general wellbeing, talent development, a range of career pathways for those that want to pursue further training, study and employment in the cultural and creative industries, and good practice in the sphere of cultural education that can be disseminated locally, regionally, and nationally.

Current activities

The Gateshead CEP is currently seeking new headteacher members. If you are a headteacher who'd like to help lead the development of cultural education in the borough, please get in touch with charlotte.dack@twmuseums.org.uk.

Members

  • Gateshead Council
  • GEM Arts
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Lawnmowers Theatre Company
  • Gateshead Libraries
  • Gateshead Music Hub

Get in touch

To get in touch, please contact any of the following people:

Chair: Vicki Sturrs at VickyS@balticmill.com

Vice Chair: Wendy Smith at Wendy.Smith@sagegateshead.com

Culture Bridge Area Manager: Charlotte Dack at Charlotte.Dack@twmuseums.org.uk