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Music Mark successfully lobbies DfE to support Hubs with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Music Mark welcomes the outcome of the Department of Education’s (DfE) Teachers’ Pension Scheme consultation which has confirmed not only support for…

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 warns disadvantaged children at risk unless DfE support Hubs in Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Music Mark has submitted a collective response to the  Department of Education’s public consultation on the increase of teachers’ pension contributions to 23.6%…

6th Feb 2019

Music Mark helps secure additional DfE funding for Music Education Hubs

Today, the Department of Education (DfE) announced an additional £1.33 million for Music Education Hubs to meet their growing financial challenge in…

11th Jan 2019

Schools’ music provision is patchy, says Music Mark CEO at Annual Conference

From the 22nd to the 23rd of November, the Music Mark Annual Conference 2018 brought together over 350 delegates to discuss Youth Voice…

Music Mark consults its members on the future of the National Plan for Music Education

This year, Music Mark travelled up and down the country to consult its membership on the National Plan for Music Education (NPME) and…

22nd Oct 2018

“Importance of music is gaining traction” says Music Mark CEO at NW conference

During the Music Mark North West Conference that took place September 4th at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the…

4th Sep 2018

Music Mark’s Summer Summit drives forward the national debate on the future of music education

Over 200 delegates attended Music Mark’s Summer Summit Tuesday June 26th.  Hub leads, Music Service staff and a range of representatives from…

27th Jun 2018

Music Mark CEO Bridget Whyte considers future of National Plan for Music Education

At a meeting I attended recently a civil servant from the DfE stated ‘our intensions are to fund Music Education Hubs onto…

4th May 2018

New national alliance led by Youth Music to support next generation of musicians

  National charity Youth Music has today announced the formation of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, a collective of leading…

5th Apr 2018

#MM2020: Music Mark debates Music Education beyond 2020

Come March 2020, the National Plan for Music Education effectively comes to an end. So what’s next? Join Music Mark as we discuss…

26th Feb 2018

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