During the Music Mark North West Conference that took place September 4th at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the CEO of Music Mark, Bright Whyte shared her views on the future of music education.
Over 300 peripatetic and classroom teachers, hub leads and staff, as well as Music Mark Corporate Partners, attended the jam-packed conference. Delegates took part in a range of dynamic CPD sessions from workshops on management, curriculum and WCET, instrumental teaching and communications and marketing, amongst other themes.
Sprawled over two floors at the impressive premises of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, delegates also had the opportunity to listen to some inspiring keynotes, including the testimonies of young people who have gone through both formal and non formal musical routes. In her welcome address, Bridget Whyte addressed the state of music education today as well as Music Mark’s developing conversation with Ofsted as a subject association for music. “I was encouraged to learn that Ofsted is developing a new inspection framework which will focus on addressing the patchy provision of the National Curriculum”; encouraging words for a sector that works tirelessly to bring music education to as many children and young people across the country as possible.