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No school “outstanding” without the arts – Kevin Brennan MP

Creativity is the central quality that makes us human. Since humans painted striking images of the animals they hunted on the walls…

15th Sep 2014

Wellbeing analysis makes stronger case for the arts

A focus on wellbeing would lead funders to place a greater emphasis on participatory arts, says Parliamentary report. Following a year-long inquiry,…

12th Sep 2014

School Minister Announces Rate of Education Services Grant for 15-16

The Minister of State for Schools (David Laws MP): I am today announcing the rates of the Education Services Grant (ESG) in…

22nd Jul 2014

Fairer school funding: Government statement

The Rt Hon David Laws MP: I am today announcing how we will allocate £390 million of additional schools funding to the least fairly funded…

21st Jul 2014

Cameron hosts party to celebrate contribution of the arts

Helena Bonham Carter couldn’t think of “anything intelligent” to say about the government’s record on the arts, while Conservative peer Lord Fellowes…

1st Jul 2014

Music Mark Response to the ESG Consultation

Music Mark has submitted a response to the Government’s ESG consultation. Read Chair Nigel M Taylor’s full response

19th Jun 2014

Music Mark Response to the Government’s Consultation on Savings to the Education Services Grant 2015-16

Submission from Nigel M Taylor, Chair 19th June 2014 4 a) Are there any reasons why local authority expenditure on central support…

19th Jun 2014

Music education improves young people’s employability – Queen’s Speech Debate

Lord Northbourne (Crossbench) “My Lords, I will speak briefly this afternoon about one very important aspect of employment: employability. Today too many…

12th Jun 2014

Sajid Javid’s Culture For All speech

Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport’s arts and culture speech at St George’s Bristol Read more on the GOV.UK website.

10th Jun 2014

Labour promises every child “human right to creativity”

All children have a “cultural entitlement” to attend drama groups or other arts organisations, says Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman. If…

5th Jun 2014

Ministers focus on cultural heavyweights

London’s major institutions dominate the list of those who met with and entertained England’s Culture Secretary and Culture Minister in 2013. The…

2nd Jun 2014

Another brick in the wall; or lives without music?

When the coalition government’s National Plan for Music Education (NPME) was first published in November 2011 it was welcomed for its demonstration…

28th Apr 2014

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