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The latest developments in the music education sector

Art and music brings pupils together in Barnet

Two schools in Barnet, north London, joined forces earlier this year to develop the relationships between disabled and non-disabled young people through…

2nd Mar 2015

‘Fidel the musical’ song-writing competition open to all UK schools, colleges & universities

Attention all MUSIC, English, History, Politics, and Spanish teachers Coming after Easter! An exciting and educational competition for the summer and/or autumn…

2nd Mar 2015

Winners of the Character Awards announced

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announces the 27 schools and organisations winning £15,000 for their work in character education. Investing in character education…

2nd Mar 2015

Kirklees Music School looks to the future after council budget cut falls on music lessons

KMS say to cut whole budget is “incredibly harsh” and thank public for support The sound of music will continue, despite cuts…

27th Feb 2015

Radical curriculum overhaul proposed in Wales

A radical change to how and what children in Wales are taught is under consideration 26 years after the national curriculum was…

26th Feb 2015

Simon Rattle, music education and a new concert hall for London

Charlotte Higgins is right to highlight the fact that building a new concert hall in London is shortsighted unless the issue of…

26th Feb 2015

New commission on primary assessment

A teacher-led commission is being set up to help primary schools in England find new ways of assessing their pupils’ progress. The…

26th Feb 2015

Nick Gibb Speech: Assessment after levels

Nick Gibb outlines the support given to schools as they move away from level descriptors. Reform is an important think tank because…

26th Feb 2015

Gareth Malone OBE Becomes Ambassador For ‘Music for All’

Music for All, charity of the UK musical instrument industry, is proud to announce Gareth Malone OBE has become one of their…

25th Feb 2015

Labour promises more arts in school

Labour would use Ofsted inspections to put a greater emphasis on art in schools in England, says the party’s leader Ed Miliband….

24th Feb 2015

Expo Fanfare Composition Competition winners announced

Delegates attending this year’s Music Expo will be treated to a performance of two specially commissioned fanfares. The performances will take place…

20th Feb 2015

UK Music Puts Forth Five-Point Policy Manifesto Ahead of Elections

With a general election set to take place in the United Kingdom May 7, umbrella trade body UK Music has issued an…

20th Feb 2015