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Jeremy Newton studied Modern Languages at St. John’s College, Cambridge and then trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PWC), qualifying in 1979 and becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants 10 years later. Since 1980, he has occupied a series of senior posts in the cultural and nonprofit sector. He has led the Regional Arts Board for the East of England, the Arts lottery Fund, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He has also set up and run a large-scale international charity (The Louise T Blouin Foundation) and now works for His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, running The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts. Jeremy has chaired the Boards of two major UK arts organizations (English Touring Theatre and Youth Dance England), has lectured widely on topics such as Financial Administration in the Arts and Strategic Management, acted as External Examiner for the Department of Arts Management at City University over a period of several years, is a Teaching Fellow at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and in 2006 received an Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University for his services to the arts, science and technology.

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Young Shakespeare Nation: Bringing Shakespeare to Life for Children

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2013 | (10:26)

Teaching the works of Shakespeare in schools has been the topic of some recent debate, kick-started by Dr Tim Hands, a former lecturer in English at Oxford. In an impassioned article published in The Telegraph, Dr Hands warns schools that the new National Curriculum is 'force feeding' Shakespeare...

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HRH The Prince of Wales's Education and Young People film

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (09:50)

A brand new film showcasing the valuable work of HRH The Prince of Wales's arts and education charities launched yesterday on Huffington Post UK.

The film is presented by The Prince of Wales, who writes a compelling introduction on what fires his passion to empower young people. The...

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Arts Based Learning With Impact

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (16:55)

Now that the arts have safely returned to the classroom, we need to ensure they are utilised as much as possible, across all subjects in the curriculum. From the positive results of a number of our arts engagement programmes, we have seen that using the arts in the classroom helps...

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Pupil Premium Must Give the Arts a Chance to Bridge the Attainment Gap

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2013 | (12:46)

The pupil premium is additional government funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Whilst there is mounting pressure on teachers to spend this funding on extra resources or support for core academic subjects, such as...

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The Arts Prevail: Now Britain's Creative Spirit Must Shine Through in the Classroom

(0) Comments | Posted 18 February 2013 | (11:31)

Michael Gove recently shocked the nation with his plans to scrap the controversial EBacc qualification and reform the GCSE model instead. There's no doubt in my mind that the EBacc would have diluted schools' appetite for arts subjects, potentially marginalising them over time, so this swift reversal of that possibility...

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Learning Through Dance: Why Children Should Keep on Dancing

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (09:21)

The Ebacc has been criticised for its apparent omission of arts subjects and there is indeed a real danger that the arts could be consigned to the periphery of the curriculum. Having worked for the last seven years engaging young people with the arts, I've seen just how influential they...

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