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Posted 20.09.17

Plymouth School of Creative Arts featured in The Parliamentary Review

By Phillip Buchan

Plymouth School of Creative Arts appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review.

Plymouth School of Creative Arts was founded by Plymouth College of Art in 2013, and its award-winning landmark building The Red House was formally opened by Chair of Arts Council England and former Tate Director Sir Nicholas Serota, who hailed the opening as “a historic event in the history of education in this country”. Collectively, the school and college offer a unique progressive continuum of creative learning and practice from age three to Masters level in the South West of England.

Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s September release is now a key fixture in the political calendar. Plymouth School of Creative Arts features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding schools in a document that looks back on the year in schools and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector.

"It is my belief that innovation is contagious, if only it is given the platform to spread."

– Daniel Yossman, Director of The Parliamentary Review

Across all policy areas, The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policymakers. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.

The Prime Minister commented that “this year’s Parliamentary Review follows a significant year in British politics” and this is reflected in the articles from leading journalists and best-practice representatives alike.

Dave Strudwick, Sir Nicholas Serota and Professor Andrew Brewerton in The Red House

The PM’s former cabinet colleague, Sir Eric Pickles, who was recently appointed Chairman of the Review, said “it has never been more important for government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum. It is also a vital time to share best practice and progress.”

The Parliamentary Review’s director Daniel Yossman concurred, saying “Plymouth School of Creative Arts and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible. Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work and I am delighted that this year’s Review will reach every corner of the British economy.

"It’s always a real joy to hear from policymakers who tell me that something they have read in the Review has had an effect on their thinking. It is my belief that innovation is contagious, if only it is given the platform to spread. It is the Review’s purpose to provide this platform and I am confident we are fulfilling it."

"Plymouth School of Creative Arts and other hard working organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible."

– Daniel Yossman, Director of The Parliamentary Review

Plymouth School of Creative Arts was established in an art school ethos of an approach to learning-through-making in all subject fields, through experiential and performative education, working with the intrinsic motivation of learners towards the practice and application of their knowledge and creative intelligence. Through its emphasis on making, the learning ethos of the school draws upon and develops intrinsic motivation, and every learner is thus involved in an open research inquiry they themselves direct through making.

As a new model of creative education, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth School of Creative Arts’ creative learning continuum has been presented in the UK by invitation at the UK Government Cabinet Office and HEFCE, and internationally at Confindustria Veneto; OECD; Beijing Design Week; Révélations (Paris, Grand Palais); Loheland Stiftung (Germany); Ateliers d’Art de France, Cheongju International Craft Biennale; Shanghai University; and the 4th KEASS Sino–British (International) Creative Education Forum in Chengdu (China).