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Developing an inclusive approach to the core and extension roles

This guidance has been designed to support Music Education Hubs to develop inclusive practice in their work and ensure that all children – regardless of their background or circumstances – can access, engage with, and make progress through creative music-making opportunities.

The guidance is split into two parts. The first section is designed to help hubs assess and challenge inclusive practice in relation to each core and extension role. Each role is accompanied by a short vision statement explaining what an inclusive approach would look like, and a set of key questions which can be used to sense-check business plans and strategies.

The second section shares examples of good practice from hubs across the country, designed to inspire and to provide practical examples for each of the roles.

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