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The latest developments in the music education sector

Official DfE Guidance and Music in Schools

‘We ask therefore that the government takes an active role in encouraging head teachers and schools, irrespective of their status, to maintain…

3rd Jul 2020

Music Mark’s Summer Summit 2020

Music Mark’s Annual Summer Summit this year was without a doubt different than usual. Focusing on the disruptions music services across the…

3rd Jul 2020

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #2 Music Improves Learning Skills

“Music needs to be part of the solution as schools reopen for more pupils. There is clear data here in Hull and elsewhere demonstrating that those who learn an…

29th Jun 2020

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #1 Music is for Life

As lockdown eases and more pupils return to the classroom, music will have a vital role to play. Schools are developing recovery…

22nd Jun 2020

Composition Competition to publish student work

A new composition competition, hosted by Durham University Brass Band and supported by Durham Music Shop and Steve Robson, is set to…

16th Jun 2020

Music Unlocked: Guidance for Schools and Music Providers as the lockdown eases.

“The vital role of music and the wider arts in supporting mental health, social engagement, and learning in children is well recognised…

3rd Jun 2020

Creating the Ensemble experience remotely: Lincolnshire’s “We’re Still Standing” project

One of the major challenges for those of us working in Music Education is recreating the youth group ensemble experience, a frustration…

22nd May 2020

Ensemble Rehearsals and Performances After Lockdown

Coronavirus (COVID-19) raises specific concerns for orchestras and choirs who rehearse together in close proximity, with many questions being asked about what’s…

22nd May 2020

Call for Further Content for Music Mark Conference 2020

Following a brilliant response to our call for content for the Music Mark Conference earlier in the year, we are now calling…

6th May 2020

Subject associations respond to surge in demand for home learning support

Subject associations are experiencing a surge in demand for practical resources to support home learning as schools close to all but the…

What steps can you take to preserve mental resilience and support a team when working from home during a crisis?

By practicing daily wellbeing and resilience techniques, personal to you, you can create more clarity of thought and engage calmly and creatively…

15th Apr 2020

Zoom and Online Safeguarding in the age of Cornavirus COVID-19

As the UK lockdown continues, the education community is increasingly required to develop their online offer. The platform Zoom is being widely…

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