Music Mark believes in the fundamental right of a first-class music education for all children and young people, in and out of their schools.
We call upon key decision makers in central and local government and all who hold a stake in the strategic planning and operational delivery of music education to support us in continuing to raise the status and value of music in a broad and balanced education through:
Continuing and enhanced ring-fenced government funding for music education to ensure that the National Plan for Music Education can be fully implemented and achieved by 2020
Continuing and enhanced support from local authorities and other bodies to exercise their civic responsibilities and own local decision making to complement the national framework for music education
An unswerving commitment to supporting the professional development of the workforce especially in the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of access and provision in music education, in schools, music services and music education hubs
The strongest possible focus on the impacts and outcomes for children and young people musically, personally, socially and educationally; dedication to best progress and highest achievement for all
Clear and unequivocal support for articulating and enabling the rich and positive impacts that a first class music education has on schools and their communities
Music Mark is championing a new BBC project around classical music and creativity for primary schools. Ten Pieces is an exciting and ambitious new initiative for primary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups. The project aims to introduce a generation of children to classical music, and inspire them to use the music as a stimulus for their own creativity...read more