Peter Gregory is currently President of the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) and a World Councillor for the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA). He also chairs the Expert Subject Advisory Group (ESAG) which was originally set up by the Department of Education (DfE to) advise schools on the implementation of the national curriculum.
He is employed at Canterbury Christ Church University as Principal Lecturer in Education. He regularly teaches as well as presenting his research across the UK, Europe and beyond.
Peter will be the head judge for this year’s CArtsCon Schools Art Competition.
This year, he will be presenting a paper entitled: The arts in primary schools in England: endangered or awaiting revival?
This paper will explore the current position of the arts in the primary school curriculum. In order to do so, a range of research sources will be used and the gaps in our present understanding acknowledged. From this position, the need for continued advocacy, action and enriched experience in the arts for teachers will become clear. Delegates will be able to reflect on the situation in England and also be encouraged to share their own experiences from their home contexts.