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Teachers Omnibus for Creativity, Culture and Education


January 1, 2008

Institution: Ipsos MORI

Full reference: Ipsos MORI (2009) Teachers Omnibus for Creativity, Culture and Education.

Summary of key findings

This report found that primary school teachers in England are generally very favourable to the role of arts and cultural activities in the classroom. Almost all of those interviewed (98 per cent) agreed, at least to some extent, that a rich range of arts and culture in schools is important for young people. The great majority (83 per cent) strongly agreed this is the case.

The great majority of primary school teachers said a range of arts subjects receive time
in the typical school week. Most primary teachers said their pupils would go on a range of school-organised trips during Autumn term 2009. Of the cultural activities asked about, teachers most often said their pupils would visit the theatre (55 per cent) or an historic or important building (52 per cent) during the term. Nearly half also indicated their pupils would go to an event in an external library or archive (46%) or to a museum (44 per cent). Other activities include trips to a live music event (35 per cent) a dance performance (28%) a trip to the cinema (14 per cent).

Research Questions & Methodology

The teachers omnibus is a multi-client survey, which is conducted annually. Questions were placed on the survey on behalf of Creativity, Culture and Education and were asked of primary school teachers in England. Telephone interviews were conducted with respondents in 466 schools. Questions covered

  • how important primary school teachers in England think it is that pupils have access to a range of arts and culture activity through schools;
  • how much time teachers’ pupils will spend on visiting activities taking place outside school during Autumn term 2009;
  • how much time is spent in the average school week on a range of arts and cultural activities within the classroom with the overall intention being to gain a complete picture of the amount of access children get to these activities through school time, as well as the amount of time spent and the type of these activities.

Read the report.