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