Change of Perspectives

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Following the Perspectives report in 2016, John Lyon’s Charity embarked on the follow-up, Change of Perspectives journey.   Arts organisations, Special Schools and Music Hubs were once again contacted to see what had changed for them since 2016 and what barriers remained meaningful and successful Arts partnerships.   

After multiple conversations with Arts organisations, it became apparent that they had a huge willingness to work within special schools but often lacked the confidence, resources and know-how. Conversely, special schools expressed the desire to supplement their Arts offer by engaging their children in imaginative and wide-ranging Arts projects but were uncertain how to make this happen.  This is where we, with over 30 years’ experience, were keen to bridge the gap to ensure children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability were reached.

Perspectives provides guidance to support the sector to be brave, ambitious and help them share expertise to create new and stronger Arts partnerships for the children and young people of North and West London with special educational needs and/or disabilities.  Click here to read the full report.