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Empowering and Engaging Disadvantaged Learners through Creativity and the Arts

ERW, in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and the Arts Council of Wales are holding a joint workshop to explore how creativity and the arts can be used to empower disadvantaged learners and improve educational attainment.


Participants will have the opportunity to discuss “What is creativity and why is it important?” and explore how activities and interventions can be strengthened through the use of creative learning.


During the day you’ll:

  • hear directly from teachers about current and past projects delivered as part of the Creative Learning Through the Arts programme;
  • hear from Stephen Fraser (Deputy CEO of the Education Endowment Fund ) about the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit and breaking the link between family income and educational achievement;
  • explore a range of pedagogical approaches that can be used to explore the definitions and value of creativity and improve teaching and learning;
  • consider how the Pupil Development Grant can be used to fund creative learning and development of whole school approaches.


The workshop is open to any school member of staff, School Governor and Local Authority member of staff with an interest or responsibility for reducing the impact of deprivation and disadvantage on attainment.


The workshop will be held at the Media Resource Centre in Llandrindod Wells on 15th January 2020 from 9am – 3pm and lunch and refreshments will be provided.


In order to reserve your place at the workshop, please click on the following link. Spaces are limited so we suggest that you reserve your space as soon as possible and if there are any questions please get in touch with Dylan Williams, Regional Coordinator for the Pupil Development Grant


You can now register here: