As part of Glasgow's Improvement Challenge, Glasgow CREATE was established in January 2016 by Glasgow Education Services to raise attainment and achievement across the curriculum through thinking differently.
Glasgow Education Services is committed to Creativity and Expressive Arts Transforming Education (CREATE) in all sectors and schools across the City.
A work stream of this initiative has involved transforming the music provision in the city, creating a skills based progression pathway with Youth Music Initiative Tutors working co-operatively in all Primary and ASN Primary Schools in the city as well as offering a programme of high quality CLPL which has been attended by over 800 teachers to date. This work is now being extended into Art and Design and Drama.
There is a clear emphasis on highlighting transferrable skills between Expressive Arts and other across the curriculum through high quality Interdisciplinary Learning.
Through excellent collaboration from our Music Tutors, our newly established Music4All Initiative is now in 97 primary schools and almost all secondary schools with an emphasis on increasing musical experiences for our children and young people with a focus on improving transitions. Most recently children and young people have had the opportunity to perform in our City's Museums which has been an invaluable experience which has been so well received by audiences.
In addition CREATE strives to provide opportunities for children and young people to gain experience in performance through whole authority experiences and initiatives such as Ensembles, Bands, Choirs, Glasgow Schools Youth Theatre and involvement in competitions and festivals. Creating effective partnerships is a key strength of our work.
CREATE's vision is to support learning and teaching through providing excellent support to schools as well as high quality opportunities to ensure schools have the capacity to be innovative and creative in all that they do, providing excellent experiences for our children and young people.