Creativity in education NOW – Online Symposium 2020

October 20, 2020

NHS image courtesy of Andrew mutter (C)

A day of interactions and exchange

Monday 16 November

9.15 am – 5 pm

Online (FREE – booking required)

Discover how to bring creativity into learning and address current and future challenges in education with a day of online talks, debates and networking.

Join us online for a highly interactive virtual conference exploring how to bring creativity into learning and effectively address current and future challenges.

Hosted within an innovative virtual conference hall and free to attend, the event includes keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and networking for education professionals and those working in the creative, cultural and arts sectors at this critical time.

Confirmed speakers and contributors include:

  • Professor Bill Lucas (keynote) Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning
  • Stuart Worden, Principal of The BRIT school
  • Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Jennifer Gibbs, Ofsted

Creative Schools + Creative Colleges has been addressing real-world problems and championing creativity within East London schools for four years. In this extraordinary year, the Symposium invites participation from schools, colleges and cultural organisations nationally for a day of online discussion, debate and discovery.


Schedule for the day

9.15am – 10am
Networking and housekeeping

10am – 10.30am
Keynote speech by Professor Bill Lucas: Creativity now, identity, resilience and future work

10.30am – 11.20am
Panel discussion with:
Stuart Worden, Principal of the BRIT school
Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre
Jennifer Gibbs, Ofsted, Lead for Art and Design
Dr Rachel Payne, CEO NSEAD
Professor Bill Lucas
Chair: Robert West Director of the National Skills Academy, Creative and Cultural skills

11.20am – 11.45am

11.45am – 12.45pm
Break out panel discussions

12.45pm – 1 pm
Panel discussion sum up

2pm – 3.30pm
Sector specific workshops

3.30pm – 3.45pm
Sum up of main points by sector specific workshop facilitators

3.45pm – 4pm

4pm – 4.15pm
Sum up of the day and next steps

4.15pm – 5pm
Networking and evaluation

Download the full schedule here. You are invited to join for all or part of the day.

It was so great to meet arts professionals & teachers in such a positive & thought-provoking environment

— Polly, Bow Arts

I now have a better idea of how to incorporate the arts in our curriculum and how I can start fundraising in my school

— Manuela, Kier Hardie Primary School, Newham