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Embedding Arts Education in Greenwich Schools

Fri 13 December 2019

On Thursday 12 December, Trinity Laban and Thomas Tallis School signed a formal 3-year strategic partnership, boosting dance and music education for pupils in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The partnership ensures Trinity Laban and Thomas Tallis School have the opportunity to develop together a rich and relevant performing arts education offer for their young people, as well as high-quality professional development for staff and students across both institutions.

Building on a rich history of excellence in learning and participation projects in both music and dance, Trinity Laban will provide enhanced dance and music education within the school, particularly at KS5, supporting students from all backgrounds to progress and prepare for transition into higher education.

Activities will complement the curriculum at Thomas Tallis designed to raise achievement of students and extend their opportunities, and be underpinned by practice-based research.

Trinity Laban’s Head of Learning and Participation Veronica Jobbins MBE comments: “This partnership is an exciting opportunity to intensify and focus the continued development of Trinity Laban’s highly regarded work to widen participation in our art forms, and to better understand the challenges faced by secondary schools. We are looking forward to beginning meaningful work with Thomas Tallis to further embed the arts within their school.”

Headteacher of Thomas Tallis School Carolyn Roberts says: “This partnership with Trinity Laban will ensure that the arts – about which we are passionate – are embedded in the lives of our pupils, developing their knowledge and skills and readying them for the future. In return, we will be able to connect Trinity Laban to the realities and priorities of secondary school, and give their staff hands-on opportunities to exchange best practice.”

Find out more about Trinity Laban’s work in schools.

Image: Principal Anthony Bowne and Headteacher of Thomas Tallis School Carolyn Roberts sign partnership agreement.