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Music Mark launches consultation and online forum on Model Music Curriculum

25th April 2019

Music Mark has launched its consultation on the Model Music Curriculum, inviting 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. The consultation will run from April 25th to May 14th.

The consultation will be threefold:

  1. Two meetings for Music Mark Members, School members and Corporate Partners: Thursday 25th April at NMPAT in Northampton; and April 30th at the Sage Gateshead.
  2. Online forum for Members only*, topic on Model Curriculum live from April 25th to May 1st 
  3. A survey of our 5000 Music Mark School members, targeted at classroom teachers.

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 fourth model curriculum to be prepared by the DfE, following the first three created for Maths, English and Science.  As part of the process of developing this non-statutory guidance – which is it hoped will be published in late 2019 – the DfE are keen to ensure wider consultation.  Music Mark has been given permission to carry out some consultation for its membership – whom Bridget Whyte represents at the Panel.

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.


*The online forum is for Members only. If you are a member but have yet to create your login,  register  and join the debate!