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Report round up highlighting the impact of Covid on children experiencing disadvantage, Cultural Learning Alliance

A range of reports highlighting the impact of Covid on children experiencing disadvantage; new Covid guidance from government; how to get involved in the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative; STEAM activities; and ICYMI a DCMS report: the role of arts in improving health and wellbeing.

Posted: 01/08/2021

As well as the Ofsted reports published on 10 November a number of other reports out in the past month have highlighted the increased impact of the pandemic on children already experiencing disadvantage.

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated its guidance for Schools and for Out-of-school settings, including an enhanced section on delivering music, dance and drama in schools.

The government has issued new COVID-19 delivery guidance for the cultural sector: here is the updated Performing Arts and Visitor Economy guidance, and further guidance for the Christmas period.

The Space for Learning Covid guidance Government guidance section has also been updated with the new restrictions for England, Scotland and Wales.

ICYMI in September the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published an evidence review on the role of arts in improving health and wellbeing.  The report looked at the evidence available on how arts engagement can impact on social outcomes, youth development and the prevention of mental and physical illness with the aim of using the research to guide policy making.


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