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 organised 10 creative CPD sessions for teachers from EYFS, primary, secondary and SEND settings. From March, in response to the pandemic, we adapted the programme to take place online and explored how artistic practices could support wellbeing and transitions in and out of school.

For 2020-2021, we will be focusing on three overlapping themes:

  • Teaching & Learning Now
  • Diversifying the Curriculum
  • Care & Agency

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. 

"It was brilliant: simple but profound and felt very therapeutic." Participant from Play, Share, Join with Kaleidoworks

"The two sessions were very sensitively delivered, inspiring and informative on approaching anti-racist work in the classroom creatively." Participant from Writing Ourselves with Darren Chetty

"It was so useful to think about ways to bring drama into the Recovery Curriculum and to consider some of the issues that may arise that we should prepare for." Participant from Drama for Wellbeing with Hannah Joyce 

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

Upcoming Sessions

4pm - 5:30pm, 6th May 2021, Supporting Creativity, with Richard Phoenix

Past sessions include:

ONLINE: Thinking Differently: Race and Identity in the Classroom, with Ali Eisa

ONLINE: Writing Ourselves, with Darren Chetty

ONLINE: Animate, Collaborate, with Kaleidoworks

ONLINE: Online Facilitation, with Gaynor Smith

ONLINE: Play, Share, Join, with Kaleidoworks

ONLINE: Philosophy for Children for Transitions, with Harriet Goodman

ONLINE: Drama for Wellbeing, with Hannah Joyce

ONLINE: Creative Resilience through Drawing, led by Sara Heywood with Cubitt Artists

Approaches to Multi Sensory Learning and Teaching, with October Gallery

Create and Dance, with Royal Opera House 

Raising Literacy Attainment through Film, with Into Film

Partner organisations

Autograph, 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