Cubitt is developing a cultural network for Islington educators as part of 11 by 11: Islington Council’s commitment that each child who goes to school in the borough has access to 11 outstanding cultural experiences by Year 11. 

Over the 2019 – 2020 academic year, we are organising 12 creative CPD sessions for teachers from EYFS, primary, secondary and SEND settings. The programme will culminate in a symposium to share learning and practice. 

Throughout the programme, we're working with teachers, cultural partners and Islington’s Cultural Enrichment & School Improvement teams to investigate how to inspire and sustain creative practice in educational settings. Cultural partners include Into Film, Royal Opera House, Little Angel Theatre and October Gallery.

"I left feeling so inspired," Participant, October Gallery session

“Fun, concise and well presented, with fresh and easy-to-incorporate ideas for class,” Participant from Into Film CPD session

11 by 11 Culture Bank is supported by A New Direction as part of their Challenge London programme.

Upcoming sessions include:

ONLINE: Creative Resilience through Drawing, led by Sara Heywood with Cubitt Artists, 4 – 5PM, Wednesday 20th MayBook by emailing [email protected]

POSTPONED: Using Drama for Resilience & Wellbeing with Year 9s, with Company Three, 4:15 – 6:15PM, Wednesday 25 March 2020, Elizabeth Garret Anderson School

POSTPONED: Table-top Puppet Making, with Little Angel Theatre, 4 – 6PM, Wednesday 1 April, Little Angel Studios. Book on Islington CS

POSTPONED: Build your Drama Toolkit, with Hannah Joyce, 4 – 6PM, Wednesday 29 April, Venue TBC

POSTPONED: Enquiries in an Outdoor Setting, with Caledonian Clock Tower, 4 – 6PM, Wednesday 3 June, Caledonian Clock Tower

POSTPONED: Excellent arts practice in EYFS, with Archway Children’s Centre, Wednesday 17 June, Archway Children’s Centre

POSTPONED: End of Year 1 Symposium, Friday 26 June

Previous sessions:

Raising Literacy Attainment through Film, with Into Film

Create and Dance, with Royal Opera House 

Approaches to Multi Sensory Learning and Teaching, with October Gallery

Partner organisations

Caledonian Clock Tower, Company Three, Into Film, Islington Council’s Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement Teams, Islington Museum, Little Angel Theatre, October Gallery, Royal Opera House

Partner schools

Archway Children’s Centre, Ambler Primary, Ashmount Primary, The Bridge School, The Courtyard School, Dallington School Nursery, Drayton Park Primary, Duncombe Primary, Gillespie Primary, Hanover Primary, Highbury Quadrant Primary, Laycock Primary, Newington Green Primary, Pooles Park Primary, Prior Weston Primary School, St Andrew's Primary, St Jude & St Pauls Primary, St John Evangelist RC Primary , St John's Upper Holloway Primary, St Mark's Church of England Primary School, SS. Peter & Paul Primary, Tufnell Park Primary, Yerbury Primary