Cultural & Arts Leaders in Schools and Academies (CALSA) is a key regional programme developed by Festival Bridge in 2015 to ensure that the benefits of cultural education are accessible to children and young people across our region.
Engagement and understanding of arts and culture stimulate spiritual, moral, and cultural (SMSC) development of children and young people, which are Ofsted criteria contributing to the overall assessment rank of each school.
CALSAs are confident education leaders who enable other teachers to introduce a sound element of cultural education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Whether it’s about initiating an arts project for students, starting Arts Award or applying for Artsmark – CALSAs can use their knowledge and expertise to support the ambitions of other education settings.
The Lark is a CALSA Lead school. The Lark TSA has six CALSAs who are deployed to support the development of outstanding arts and cultural within schools.
King Edward VI Upper School