Since the beginning of the programme in 2015, 658 schools have participated in the Lead Creative Schools Scheme with over 1,700 teachers having experienced the benefit of collaborating with creative professionals to explore creative approaches to teaching and learning.

We work with individual schools to deliver a bespoke programme of learning. These schools gain access to creative professionals, their skills and resources to improve teaching and learning. This collaborative process encourages an environment where learners can ask questions, leading to learners being more involved in decision making while bringing the curriculum to life.

Working with Creative Agents, schools can gain access to professionals with the practical experience of creativity that they need. These Creative Agents have backgrounds in a variety of sectors; the arts, creative industries, sciences and heritage to name a few. All our Creative Agents share our aim to sustain new practice in the field of creative learning.

With the guidance and support of their Creative Agents, schools can recruit the appropriate Creative Practitioners to match their needs. These Creative Practitioners develop relationships based on trust and openness with school staff. An important part of their role is the ability to share their personal creative journeys with learners and show pathways into careers in the creative sector.

Each project is unique and is designed to help address specific challenges identified in the school’s development plan. In addition, it aims to nurture the creativity of learners, raise attainment aligned to Welsh Government’s priorities and support whole school change to prepare for Curriculum for Wales 2022.