Schools North East Creative Careers Webinar with VP Pat Chapman
Schools North East will be hosting a webinar with our Vice Principal Pat Chapman about the growing creative industries this month on December 14th. Schools North East is “an inclusive network led by Head Teachers creating a unique culture of collaboration and mutual support and bringing the expertise of our members to benefit developments within our region.”
Their vision is to empower and grow the confidence of the North East’s young people. “Our region is vibrant, self reliant and outward looking, featuring a dynamic economy, healthy environment and distinctive culture.”
The creative industries talk by VP Pat Chapman will shine a light on the available opportunities in the area. Pat commented “The creative industries are the fastest growing economic sector in the UK, they are growing rapidly in both value and employment opportunities in the north east. As the only specialist education provider for the creative sector in the region The Northern wants to ensure that schools and young people know about these opportunities. We know that the sector can be a bit of a mystery for those advising young people so this webinar will paint a clear picture of careers and progression pathways. I am also going to talk about the truly exciting growth of the regional screen sector”
Pat’s talk will cover:
· The creative industries, scale, growth and prospects
· A mini focus on the screen sector
· Pathways into progression
· Tools that schools, teachers and advisers can use
· What The Northern offers in terms of CPD, events, etc.
Pat works as VP for our school but is involved in many creative organisations, “Pat is also a director of the newly opened The Northern Studios (the only large scale film and TV studios in the region) and a board member of the North East Screen Industry Partnership. Pat is an Arts Council England council member for the north and before joining The Northern was national director of the £30m pa Creative Partnerships programme working with more than 2500 schools each year. He has also given consultancy in creative education and business creation and was a senior civil servant in the former Standards and Effectiveness Unit.”
As the only specialist provider of education in the creative sector in our region, we champion creativity and the arts through education and partnership to give our students the vital skills and opportunities needed to gain employment in the industry.
We offer a number of free outreach activities to support teachers and advisers including taster days and workshops. We also offer Arts Award which allows school children the opportunity to gain a creative GCSE and host Saturday Club for younger creatives in the area.
Book your place for the webinar here