Borough of Culture - School's Consultation Survey

Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN) is leading on consultations with Lewisham schools about Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022.

Throughout March and April, LEAN will be running a series of focus groups, online surveys and 1-2-1 interviews with teachers to help us understand what Lewisham schools think of the proposed Borough of Culture programme and empower us to articulate the needs, ideas, and concerns of schools back to Lewisham Council. We would like as many teachers and school staff across the breadth of Lewisham to complete the below survey and share their thoughts. 


1. Lewisham will be Borough of Culture in 2022, how much do you know about this?


2. On a scale of 1 - 5, where 1 is 'not excited at all' and 5 is 'extremely excited', how excited are you about Lewisham being named Borough of Culture 2022?


3. In your opinion, on a scale of 1 - 5, how would you rate the arts in your school?
(1 = Extremely poor, 5 = Extremely good)

Drama/ Theatre Studies
Art and Design

4. Does your school currently do Arts Award or are you an ArtsMark school?


5. Below are the main themes for Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022. More details about each theme can be found in the manifesto here.
Please put the themes in order of how relevant they are to your school?


6. How do you think the Borough of Culture themes connect to the school curriculum, your school improvement plan or any other whole school policies?
Please give specific examples of ways the themes could link to your school curriculum and activities.
Links to non-arts subjects would be relevant here as well as arts links.


7. In what ways might you like to see your school engage with Lewisham Borough of Culture?


8. In your opinion, are there any school year groups that you would specifically like to see engaged with Lewisham Borough of Culture?


9. What challenges might there be which would stop your school engaging with ...


10. What would help your school to take part in BoC?


11. What is the best way for event programmers to share opportunities with schools?


12. The Borough of Culture will set a monthly creative challenge to schools, community groups, workplaces and residents, designed to inspire creative activism. Challenges will be ideas / practical creative tasks to encourage arts engagement.

What kinds of creative challenges would you most like to see proposed?


13. At the end of 2022, how do you hope the arts in your school will have benefited from Lewisham being Borough of Culture?


More details about the schools consultation activity LEAN is leading on can be found here, and check our twitter accounts @LEANarts and @LewCreative to be kept up-to-date on how they progress. 

Please provide your contacts details if you would like us to keep in touch directly about Borough of Culture schools engagement and project opportunities for your school and pupils.

Use our survey software to make a survey.