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Model Music Curriculum Consultation

  • 25th April 2019 - 25th April 2019
  • 1.30-4.30pm
  • Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, 125 Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4AZ

An afternoon meeting for Music Mark Members, School members and Corporate Partners to discuss the DfE’s Model Music Curriculum draft and contribute to the overall Music Mark consultation.

Music Mark’s CEO, Bridget Whyte, was invited in January to join the Expert Panel convened by the Department for Education (DfE) to discuss the development of a Model Music Curriculum.  This Model Music Curriculum will sit alongside the existing National Curriculum for Music at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 as additional non-statutory guidance for teachers.  It is the third model curriculum to be prepared by the DfE, following the first two created for Maths and Science.  As part of the process of developing this non-statutory guidance – which is it hoped will be published in July 2019 – the DfE have allocated some time for wider consultation.  Music Mark has been given permission to carry out some consultation for its membership – whom Bridget represents at the Panel.  The period of consultation is proposed to take place from April 24th to May 8th.

The consultation will be threefold:

  1. An afternoon meeting for Music Mark Members, School members and Corporate Partners on Thursday 25th April at NMPAT in Northampton.  This session will take place from 1.30 to 4.30pm and is free to attend.  Places are limited to 150 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  2. An online forum for Members only, to discuss and debate questions during the consultation period.
  3. A survey of our 5000 Music Mark School members, inviting comment on the draft model music curriculum.

Music Mark aims to subsequently collate all feedback from its consultation and share the data with the DfE prior to final editing and the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb, signing off the document for publication in July.

Please note: It is Music Mark’s wish to involve its membership in this consultation and they have not been specifically asked to do so by the DfE. Music Mark is not receiving any financial or other support from them or the ABRSM to do this consultation of our Membership/Partners.

Attend this event

The event, forum and survey is for Music Mark members only.

For April 25th, places are limited to 150 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please get in touch for tickets.

More information coming soon on online forum and school survey.

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