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Welcome to the Every Child Should newsletter #2

Thank you for your positive feedback on edition 1 – the newsletter is now in its regular weekly Tuesday slot.

This week literature, literacy and cultural inclusion are high on our agenda.


In a week when The Silent Child scooped an Oscar it is timely to be focusing on the inclusion of children and young people in arts and culture. We are delighted to be supporting the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and our latest blog on the importance of arts, museums and cultural education for all children and young people explains why we thinks this so important.


This from Nancy Gedge following from last week’s World Book Day is an important piece on the representation of people with learning difficulties in literature and the book list within is a valuable resource for all schools.


Oracy is a key component of literacy and we are delighted to be speaking at Voice 21 Oracy Leaders Programme this week – for applications to this year’s programme and for free resources on ensuring effective oracy skills register with Voice 21.

Every Child Should is a campaign to ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is an entitlement for all, with a particular focus on ensuring access for the 500,000 children in the UK likely to need it the most. 

Every Child Should in the media
School Travel Organiser:
Anita Kerwin-Nye’s article in School Travel Organiser offering advice for teachers planning school trips with mental health and wellbeing in mind. See more (and go to page 60).
See all Every Child Should articles here.
Guest Blog: Trees for Cities. Connections to the outdoors are a must have for every child and helping children understand where their food comes from is powerful. This blog – from Trees for Cities volunteer Gurnam Bubber – outlines why schools should consider creating an Edible Playground. See more
See all Every Child Should blogs here.

Cultural Inclusion Manifesto

Every Child Should is proud to support the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto. The benefits of art, culture and access to heritage are well known. Across the country there are thousands of wonderful institutions that excel in their provision. But we know that children and young people with a disability access these less than their peers.

The Cultural Inclusion Manifesto asks cultural and arts organisations and venues to commit to collaborate to so that children and young people with disabilities can be consumers and producers of art and culture and see themselves, their culture and their heritage, in the work that these institutions display.

Click here for more and to sign up to the manifesto.

Of interest

Outdoor book list: have a look at our blog on the role of books in inspiring children into the outdoors and a list of books that do just that.

Nature: Improving children's access to nature starts with addressing inequality. Barriers to outside play particularly affect children from low income and BAME households. See more

Music: The quiet decline of music in British schools. Barely one in 20 pupils took music GCSE last year. See more

Sport: High-quality sport is a necessity and an entitlement in our schools. See more

Opportunity: Teachers with an idea to help disadvantaged pupils succeed in English, maths or science can apply for a chance of winning a £15,000 award for your school and support to make the idea a reality. See more

Conference: Mind the Literacy Gap. This national conference ‘The Literacy Gap – Know it, Mind it, Close it’ will bring together like-minded colleagues and esteemed speakers to share their experience, best practice and ideas to help change the effects of underachievement and social exclusion through literacy. See more
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