Services for Schools & Youth Organisations

Together! 2012 ConsultancyTogether! 2012 CIC offers a range of services for schools and youth organisations which we can deliver to you directly on your own premises. This includes schools participating in Arts Council England’s Artsmark scheme – we are Artsmark Partner and we have ensured that our services match the Artsmark Criteria and Quality Principles. All of our services are suitable for inclusive and mixed ability groups, and can also be delivered in SEN settings. Staff and families can benefit further from attending our free exhibitions, events and screening programmes, and where relevant our free Clubs programme for Disabled adults.

Inclusion Confidence Training
Pop-Up Poetry Cafés
Arts Activity Days
Arts Awards
Equalities Curriculum Content
Showcase Opportunities
Disabled Artists for Workshops & Residencies
Specialist Dance Activities for Wheelchair Users

  • Inclusion Confidence Training for staff and volunteers, enabling them to feel confident about including young people and adults on equal terms from across the Equality Act 2010’s ‘protected characteristics’ groups. This training can also be delivered to young people. We combine key elements of our training services and make them relevant to your school, organisation or group.
  • Pop-Up Poetry Cafés Working with the Together! 2012 CIC Pop-Up Poetry Club, and adaptable for any theme, the Pop-Up Poetry Cafés can be delivered to individual year groups, families and youth groups, as a stand-alone activity or as part of a larger event. The Cafés combine writing and performance elements, and boost literacy, self-confidence and public speaking skills. In 2017 we delivered similar projects at two weekend family festivals organised by Museum of London Docklands: Your East End and the Maritime Festival.
  • Arts Activity Days We can bring a wide range of arts and crafts activities to your venue, which also embed themes of recycling. We currently deliver a day of arts activities during each school holiday to Richard House children’s hospice. All of our activities are led by Disabled artists, with the additional benefits that role-modelling brings.
  • Arts Awards Together! 2012 CIC is an Arts Award Centre and can provide you with a trained Assessor. We can also deliver the Arts Award programme directly to you. We currently deliver a film-specific Arts Award programme to Richard House children’s hospice, as well as delivering it more generally to the 18-25 year olds participating in our year-round Clubs programme.
  • Equalities Curriculum Content We can support you to create and deliver arts activities celebrating Disability History Month, and disability-specific arts activities for International Women’s Day and Black History Month. Appropriate outputs can be exhibited within our own Disability History Month Festival programme – no fees apply for the exhibition opportunities.
  • Showcase Opportunities If your work is produced by Disabled young people or inclusive groups, we can provide showcase opportunities in our exhibitions and screenings programme, including the annual international Together! Disability Film Festival. (No fees apply for this opportunity.)
  • Disabled Artists for Workshops & Residencies We can supply a wide range of mid-career Disabled artists to lead workshops and undertake residencies, bringing with them all of the benefits of positive role modelling.
  • Specialist Dance Activities for Wheelchair Users Working with our sister company Folk in Motion, we can deliver ‘Wolk’ workshops and assist you to set up a ‘Wolk’ team in your school or youth group. Wolk is based on traditional English country dances, choreographed and with a soundtrack programmed especially for wheelchair users. In addition to all of the regular benefits of Dance, including in this case links to the History curriculum too, Wolk enables groups of six-plus wheelchair users, including those who need to be pushed, to work together, understand more about patterning, and improve their posture and wheelchair skills. There is free ongoing support available via the Folk in Motion website, including downloadable teaching notes and videos, sound tracks and choreographic notes. Folk in Motion has an ongoing relationship with WhizzKidz, for whom they created the UK’s first wheelchair dance flashmob in 2016, and with the PACE School in Herts, where they have been able to embed the Folk in Motion choreography within the curriculum.

Robin Surgeoner MBEFor more information, including to discuss how these activities can be delivered to fit with your National Curriculum, Ofsted, Continuing Professional Development and other needs, please contact Together! 2012 Business Director Robin Surgeoner MBE robin@together2012.org.uk