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National Campaigns

Health and Wellbeing Month in association with Help Musicians UK, BAPAM and Musicians Union

The fourth year of Health and Wellbeing Month, a partnership between Help Musicians UK (HMUK), British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)…

18th Jul 2016

House of Commons Twitter debate on the Ebacc

Ahead of the House of Commons debate on the English Baccalaureate, the @HouseOfCommons Twitter account will be hosting a live Twitter debate…

27th Jun 2016

Music Mark and ISM launch GCSE music research survey

The subject associations for music education have teamed up with the University of Sussex to carry out vital research into music and…

9th Jun 2016

Making Music’s ‘Music Libraries’

Making Music has been campaigning in various parts of the UK to prevent closures and find sustainable solutions for music sets services…

2nd Jun 2016

Ebacc petition reaches 100,000 signatures

The Bacc for the Future campaign has reached the number of petition signatures required for the Ebacc to be considered for debate…

21st Apr 2016

Guidance for Governors

Music Mark recently collaborated with the National Governors’ Association and Arts Council England to produce guidance for cultural education, including a document…

18th Apr 2016

‘Please stop telling us that the arts subjects are worth less than others’ – The Opinion of a Teacher

Last night was GCSE options evening. That time of year when you get to stand at a stall and sell your subject,…

4th Mar 2016

Stem subject snobbery: a student’s view on why arts subjects matter

This 16-year-old says taking GCSE dance was the best decision she ever made – why is everyone so negative about it? “Y’know,…

1st Feb 2016

‘The arts give students the ability to cope with uncertainty’ – Peter Green, Headmaster

Despite the protestations of Nicky Morgan and Nick Gibb that the place of the arts in British education is safe (with well-researched…

1st Dec 2015

‘We ignore the arts at our peril’ – Alun Jones on the provision of arts in state schools

A leading independent school headteacher is set to criticise provision of the arts in state schools, claiming they have been “all but squeezed out”…

20th Nov 2015

Nick Gibb: ‘Expose youngsters to classical music’

As a keen listener to Desert Island Discs, I am always impressed by the accuracy with which interviewees can pinpoint the moment…

9th Nov 2015

Ebacc for All. Shackles on or off? – Tom Sherrington

This week, School’s Minister, Nick Gibb, gave this speech setting out the social justice case for an academic curriculum – aka making the Ebacc…

6th Nov 2015


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