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Raising awareness around the importance of music education

Update for the Music Mark Membership

Your Music Mark team is working hard over the summer to get answers and help for you.  Conversations with Arts Council England,…

30th Jul 2020

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #5 Music is Fun

“Music is a creative outlet and exercises my mind in a totally different way.” – student at Huntington school, Yorkshire When we…

21st Jul 2020

Moving towards an anti-racist professional practice: Developing understanding and awareness

The words below are adapted from a presentation given to Music Mark Members by Jenn Raven of Sound Connections. The presentation formed…

13th Jul 2020

17 Reasons to Shout About World Music Day by We The Parents

Celebrating the benefits of music education is a perfect fit for World Music Day, which takes place this June 21. Originating in…

19th Jun 2020

Music Mark publishes guidance to completing the DfE’s Consultation on the National Plan for Music Education

On the  24th February 2020 a group of CEOs and senior managers from across the Music Education and Industry met together to discuss the…

Music Mark & ISM write to the Secretary of State for Education

Alongside the ISM we’ve written to the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson about Hub Funding. We wrote, You will know…

21st Feb 2020

Risk to teachers’ jobs and access to music education as hub funding not confirmed

Network of 121 music education hubs and jobs of more than 12,000 peripatetic music teachers at risk Current funding settlement for music…

To the Secretary of State for Education – an open letter published in The Times

Penned and sent by The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and The UK Association of Music Education – Music Mark.  See letter…

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…

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

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