Dear Campaign Colleague
Do something this weekend to support creativity in schools!
Creative subjects in schools remain under threat.
When the Government backed down over plans for a two tier education system in February they launched a consultation on how they should use school league tables, and what should count towards them.
But the ABacc and the EBacc league tables (which remain in place) are still encouraging schools to exclude creative subjects.
We must persuade the Government to change its mind and value creative subjects in schools.
We have written some suggested comments which you can use when responding to the consultation. We have also put together template answers to some of the questions the Government has asked. You can find these on the Bacc for the Future website.
We must ensure creativity is properly valued
Not only does the creative economy in the UK employ 2.5 million people (more than in financial services, advanced manufacturing or construction) but also in recent years the creative workforce has grown four times faster than the UK workforce as a whole!
This growth should be valued by the Government and supported in schools, not squashed.
You can help protect access to creativity in schools and keep the routes into a creative profession open byresponding to the consultation.
Your consultation responses made an incredible impact earlier in the campaign. Now it is time to tell the Government what else they must do to ensure creativity in schools is saved. Your support makes a difference!
More updates, news and information are available on the Bacc for the Future website.
Bacc for the Future
Bacc for the Future is coordinated by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM). Visit the ISM website to find out more about other important ISM campaigns that affect the music profession.