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Raising awareness around the importance of music education

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

‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ – The Education White Paper

The Department for Education published their ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’, the education white paper, on 17th March 2016 – you can read the…

18th Apr 2016

Local Government and the Arts: the future

Arts Council Chair urges local authorities as arts and culture funding falls. Sir Peter Bazalgette urged local authorities to work with the…

18th Apr 2016

The Importance of Music Education

What if there was one activity that could benefit every student in every school across the nation? An activity that could improve…

18th Apr 2016

Nick Gibb at the London Mayor’s Summit on Music Education

The Schools Minister explains why both equity and quality need to be at the heart of music education: Thank you Munira [Murza,…

18th 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

Culture White Paper

The Department of Culture, Media & Sport recently published the Cultural White Paper, setting out the government’s ambition and strategy for the…

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

Chancellor endorses art for art’s sake

Public funding for the creative industries is about more than simply an economic calculation, it’s “an investment in who we are as a…

18th Jan 2016

Study shows that arts participation benefits young children with autism

A review of 18 peer-reviewed studies about arts participation, published between 2000 and 2015, adds to the growing evidence about how arts participation…

4th Jan 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