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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

British music industry boosts economy by £4.1bn

Artists like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith helped the British music industry contribute £4.1bn to the UK economy in 2014….

5th Nov 2015

Philip Pullman decries ‘terrible state’ of children’s education in the arts

Children’s education in the arts is in a “terrible state” thanks to an obsession with exams and league tables, the award-winning novelist…

2nd Nov 2015

Professor Lloyd Webber strikes right note on music education

A new concert hall for London costing half a billion pounds? You can see why Julian Lloyd Webber, the cellist and principal…

2nd Nov 2015

Bob and Roberta Smith: Why does art in school matter?

A new exhibition of Bob and Roberta’s work has opened at the William Morris Gallery in London, based around his rallying slogans:…

20th Oct 2015

A Window to the World – Video on importance of arts & creativity in education

A window to the world is a small film made by teachers at The St Marylebone CE School about the importance of…

16th Oct 2015

“Creative artists have ‘moral responsibility’ to become school governors” – Darren Henley

People who work in the arts have a “moral responsibility” to become school governors, the new chief executive of Arts Council England…

14th Oct 2015

Everyday, in all that we do, we must seek to engage children in music – Dame Evelyn Glennie

The Royal Philharmonic Society has published a report by Sarah Derbyshire, Musical Routes, which assesses the provision of musical education for young…

1st Oct 2015

Brian Eno calls for rethink of arts being seen as a luxury

Musician and producer Brian Eno has spoken about how arts and humanities are seen as “a luxury” while science and maths are…

29th Sep 2015

Crescendo in popularity for Scotland’s live music scene

Non-classical live music has overtaken theatre to become Scotland’s most popular cultural pastime. 34% of adults watched live music in 2014 –…

9th Sep 2015

Philip Pullman speaks up in favour of music education

Author Philip Pullman has stated that he considers music to be the most important school subject. A feature in the September/October issue…

2nd Sep 2015

‘Music education is vital in today’s pressured world’

It is invigorating and inspiring well beyond a curriculum which is only a small part of lifelong learning, writes Marlborough Master Jonathan…

16th Jul 2015