Opportunities for teachers and staff working with young people 

  • Interpret and engage with Waltham Forest's cultural heritage with artist-led training and resources created for the London Borough of Culture 2019 programme. 

  • Become a cultural lead for your school and work with us to sustain a high-quality arts provision for the future.

  • Find out about Continuing Professional Development opportunities and events for educators and young people.

Upcoming Events

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Exploring Bauhaus Design: Workshop days for Waltham Forest Design students

Thursday 23 January 2020 10am-2.45pm - William Morris Gallery and Blackhorse Workshop

A unique opportunity for smaller groups to explore the William Morris Gallery exhibition to see how key Bauhaus concepts have influenced contemporary design. This is alternated with a practical session at Blackhorse workshop (20 minute walk from WMG) where designers will show students how to experiment with simple metal working techniques using Bauhaus ideas, useful for constructing prototypes for a schools design brief: ‘Design and make a useful household object inspired by Bauhaus design ideas’.

This brief will form the basis of a competition open to all Waltham Forest Secondary students until March 1 2020 and a winning selection of outcomes will be exhibited at One Hoe Street at the end of March. For Year 9-11 students with classes max 26 students (split between 2 workshop sites). Read more about the session

Supported by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019. Free but a £250 cancellation
agreement will apply to workshop costs.

Free- To book email wmgschoolbookings@walthamforest.gov.uk

Become a Culture Lead for your school

A new Cultural Education Partnership  (CEP)  for Waltham Forest is being developed with the help of investment from A New Direction’s London Challenge Fund. This will support educators and arts providers within the borough to work more closely together, building skills, knowledge and networks to sustain a high-quality arts provision in the future.

We need a Culture Lead in each school to be the main contact for the partnership and to promote opportunities to colleagues. Please sign up here  as your school’s Culture Lead to receive regular news of CEP and London Borough of Culture activities. 

Waltham Forest Arts Award extended to January 2020

Over the summer more than 250 young people took part in the London Borough of Culture Waltham Forest Discover and Bronze Arts Awards. Teachers have requested wet extend this as they would like to do Discover with their classes. We are extending Waltham Forest Discover Arts Award until January 2020 but would need to make a charge of £5 per pupil to cover both certificate and adviser time.  The William Morris Gallery is now registered as an Arts Award centre so can process awards on schools’ behalf where there are no qualified advisers. Please email wfculturelearn@walthamforest.gov.uk to discuss. 
Read more on Arts Award

Artsmark for Waltham Forest Schools

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum and beyond.

Waltham Forest’s Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) encourages schools in their Artsmark journey through offering advice and support, linking schools with local arts organisation and connecting you with dedicated help sessions from A New Direction.  

The CEP also organises network meeting for the 28 schools already embarked on their Artsmark Journey. For further details please email the LBWF CEP co-ordinator for more details on: wfculturelearn@walthamforest.gov.uk