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Raising awareness around the importance of music education

Schools Minister Nick Gibb responds to Music Mark and confirms ‘vital role’ of Music Education Hubs

In July we wrote to the Department for Education to ask about how they would support music education organisations during this difficult…

30th Nov 2020

Clarity needed as England goes into a Second Lockdown

Music Mark has worked with three other national bodies for music education – the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the Music Teachers’…

#CanDoMusic campaign calls on government to reinstate bursaries for trainee music teachers

Following the reported removal of postgraduate bursaries for Initial Teacher Training in Music, Music Mark has sent a letter in partnership with…

21st Oct 2020

Music Mark, ISM and MTA send Letter to the Secretary of State for Education asking for Music Education Support

Following conversations with many of its members, Music Mark has sent a letter in partnership with the Incorporated Society of Musicians and…

24th Sep 2020

A letter to Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams

Music Mark, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Tŷ Cerrd and Anthem have today written to Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams on behalf of the music education providers in Wales calling…

23rd Sep 2020

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…

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