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Stormzy, Mozart and all that Jazz – Huntington School can do it all

Words and photos by Stephanie Kennedy   Secondary School Music is currently in crisis. There are falling numbers of students taking up…

7th Jun 2019

Happier staff = happier students. Music Mark talks wellbeing maths with Rachel Pink

As Music Mark prepares for its upcoming Leadership Development Programme session on Staff Wellbeing this June 18th, we caught up with Rachel…

31st May 2019

Young Poets Changing The World

Why would a Music Hub, which is committed to providing musical opportunities for children and young people, start dabbling in poetry? It’s…

24th May 2019

Music Mark publishes Model Music Curriculum Member Consultation

The UK Association of Music Education – Music Mark has produced its Music Mark Model Curriculum Consultation paper to inform the Department of Education’s…

Home from Home: Y ME goes behind the scenes of NYTC

This article is taken from Y ME? (because it’s Your Music Education), May 2019, guest edited by Amplify, a Blaze Arts project. This…

30th Apr 2019

I study music at university, and I don’t regret it!

This article is taken from Y ME? (because it’s Your Music Education), May 2019, guest edited by Amplify, a Blaze Arts project. This…

30th Apr 2019

2nd edition of Y ME?, newsletter for young people by young people, out April 30th!

Y ME? is a new newsletter that hopes to provide young musicians and music enthusiasts with guidance on how to continue their music…

16th Apr 2019

Music Mark members and DfE discuss refreshed National Plan for Music Education

This March, the Department of Education (DfE) was invited to lead on discussions about the proposed refresh of the National Plan for…

25th Mar 2019

Keep the wheels turning: a response to the Music Commission report

The publication of the Music Commission’s report, Returning Our Ambitions for Music Learning: Every Child Taking Music Further, was welcomed by Music…

19th Mar 2019

Music Mark members examine the crisis in secondary music at Symposium in Sheffield

Music Mark’s Secondary Symposium on February 25th invited its membership to discuss the crisis in secondary music education provision and examine how…

28th Feb 2019

A place with no borders – the power of singing in Luton Schools

Words and photos by Stephanie Kennedy   “It wasn’t always like this”, they tell me, as we sit round cups of tea,…

“Where words fail, music speaks up for our students’ learning needs”

“I love walking around our school and hearing all the music playing and people singing all the time!” Year 4 Student  …

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