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The latest developments in the music education sector

#CanDoMusic launched today!

The ISM, Music Mark and the Music Teachers’ Association (MTA) have launched a UK-wide campaign #CanDoMusic. This campaign, launched as schools return…

11th Aug 2020

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #8 Music Underpins Better Behaviour

“Schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress.” From Young…

11th Aug 2020

Music Education Hub Support Programme 2020-21

We know that Covid-19 has provided huge, unprecedented challenges for Music Education Hubs, which is why we’re launching the Music Education Hub…

4th Aug 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: #6 Music Fosters Team Working

In our 10 Things Schools Should Know About Music booklet we celebrate the ways in which music fosters team working. Playing in…

27th Jul 2020

Top Tips for Planning Teaching in Schools this September

Safe Face to Face Music Learning in Schools with Southampton Music Hub Returning to teach music in schools this September? Southampton Music…

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

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #4 Music Encourages Creativity

“During creative learning pupils have control over their learning processes, and ownership of the knowledge produced, which is relevant to their concerns….

13th Jul 2020

Teaching music in schools

An interpretation of the DfE’s Guidance for Full Opening – Schools (2nd July 2020) The DfE’s Guidance can be found here. Music in…

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #3 Music is an Educational Building Block 

Bob Cuff, headteacher at Manor Lodge primary school in Sheffield, understands the importance of Music as the foundation of a good education….

6th Jul 2020

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