20 March 2017

Invitation to quote

Partnership Investment
We are seeking to appoint an entrepreneurial business development specialist to help us to invest £250,000 in North East cultural education.

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08 March 2017

Guest blog: Taking the lead…

Jeanne Hale
By Jeanne Hale, consultant

I have worked in the education sector for many years, probably more than I care to admit to in this blog, but long enough to have seen many changes to the system and to the education of children and young people...

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06 March 2017

Advisory Board member vacancies

Culture Bridge North East logo
CBNE’s Advisory Board provides scrutiny, strategic direction and advocacy for our programme. We aim to maintain a balance of voices on our Board from the culture, education, and business sectors.

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08 February 2017

Guest Blog: Artsmark provides a perfect platform

Kehri Ellis
By Kehri Ellis, Chief Executive, North Tyneside Learning Trust

North Tyneside Learning Trust is a collaborative partnership of 46 schools, working with employers, universities and colleges...

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06 February 2017

Blog: 6 Feb 2017 - Outside the Echo-Chamber?

Helen Green
By Helen Green, CBNE Area Manager for Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside & Sunderland

The Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) recently published Imagine Nation, its second very powerful report which evidences the value of cultural learning for children and young people...

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16 January 2017

Ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum for all

Suzanne Howell
By Suzanne Howell, Deputy Headteacher, Sacred Heart Catholic High School for Girls

We are very proud to be the first North East secondary school to achieve the prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award, and what is most pleasing, is that Sacred Heart Catholic High School has been recognised as a regional leading light for our work in the arts.

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11 January 2017

Blog: 11 January 2017 - Dance like no-one is watching

Eileen Atkins
By Eileen Atkins, Area Manager: Tees Valley & County Durham

"I’ve had a rare opportunity to take part in some teacher training, alongside teachers, and followed that through to the pupils’ performance which resulted from the staff translating their learning in to practice...

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11 January 2017

Guest blog: Five year partnership between New Writing North and Excelsior Academy

New Writing North
By Anna Disley, New Writing North

"New Writing North runs a range of open access creative writing programmes that any young person aged 12-19 can engage with. Our Cuckoo Young Writers groups are free to attend and meet weekly in easily-accessible venues in towns and cities across the North East....

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30 November 2016

Guest blog: Working together to achieve a common goal

Seven Stories
Finding ways to expand my knowledge and understanding of the cultural education landscape has been a key area of development for me over the last 12 months. Attending a number of events and training opportunities held by Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) has given me insight and understanding, which I have been able to apply to developing Seven Stories’ work with schools in the region.

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29 November 2016

Monkhouse Primary School in North Tyneside looking for cultural partners

Artsmark leaflet
Monkhouse Primary School in North Tyneside is looking for a number of cultural partners to work with during the spring term, as part of their Artsmark journey, around a range of topics. If you are an organisation or individual artist who would be interested in working closely with this busy, creative school, please click here for more details.

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29 November 2016

Partnership investment helps young people move into education and employment

Culture Bridge North East logo
The Prince’s Trust works with thousands of young people across the region each year, providing them with the tools they need to succeed. The trust was awarded £25,000 partnership investment funding, from Culture Bridge North East (CBNE), to secure two Get Started programmes in Tees Valley.

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28 November 2016

Arts Award Peer Mentoring Programme Film Live

Arts Award Peer Mentor film
Interested in Arts Award? Are you an adviser? Take timeout to watch our peer mentoring film.

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14 November 2016

Fresh Ideas – a season of CPD for schools

Fresh Ideas brochure
As part of our continued school engagement strategy, we are delighted to announce Fresh Ideas. This online brochure showcases over 50 arts and culture CPD opportunities for teachers, delivered by the region’s culture sector, which will take place during the Spring term, January – April 2017.

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08 November 2016

Guest Blog: 8 November 2016 - By Emma Thomas, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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"I was approached by Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) to be part of developing a cultural leadership in education programme for teachers and school leaders...."

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02 November 2016

Blog: 2 November 2016 - The Cultural Education Challenge & the Creative Case for Diversity

Connections and interplays between the Cultural Education Challenge and the Creative Case for Diversity

“Excellence cannot be separated from the people that value it” – Great art and culture for everyone

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18 October 2016

Organisations participating in regional pilot Arts Award ‘Discover in a Day’ announced

Discover in a Day
Culture Bridge North East and the Learning and Participation Team at Customs House announce the organisations participating in regional pilot Arts Award ‘Discover in a Day.

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12 October 2016

Blog: 12 October 2016 - Quality Principles: the key to a common language

Mel Carter
The Arts Council’s Cultural Education Challenge calls for the art, culture and education sectors to work together in offering high quality art and cultural education for all children and young people...

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21 September 2016

Sacred Heart Catholic High School celebrates platinum Artsmark status

Sacred Heart Catholic High School 
Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle has been awarded the prestigious platinum Artsmark Award by Arts Council England. It is the first secondary school to achieve this status in the region and one of only two schools in the North East to be awarded platinum level.

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21 September 2016

Guest Blog: 21 September 2016 - Our Artsmark journey, By Ruth Robinson, Durham Sixth Form Centre

Durham Sixth Form Centre 
I consider myself lucky to work in a large, vibrant and inclusive Sixth Form Centre. As a centre we maintain a strong commitment to creative and cultural education both through our arts provision and as part of whole school entitlement. We believe that creative and cultural education is essential to the economy and intrinsic to the cultural, spiritual, creative and social wellbeing of all. We recognise the importance that arts and creativity play in careers of the future. It is for these reasons that our focus remains strong, despite a changing and challenging political climate.

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20 September 2016

Artsmark Connections

Ovingham Middle School
This month Culture Bridge North East launches Artsmark Connections, a programme designed to support school networks.

Using arts and culture, Artsmark Connections will provide schools with the opportunity to develop how they work together as a group to enriching the arts and culture offer available to pupils.

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