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The latest developments in the music education sector

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

Music Mark Statement – Cuts to Music Education Budgets

The Department for Education consultation “Savings to the Education Services Grant for 2015-16” launched on 27 March 2014 has caused consternation amongst the…

22nd Apr 2014

Head of Guernsey Schools’ Music Service Mervyn Grand offers his take on Ofsted’s Music in schools: what hubs must do

It has been interesting to read the Ofsted report Music in schools: what hubs must do and the response from Nigel Taylor,…

17th Dec 2013

Music Mark response to Ofsted’s report “Music in schools: what hubs must do.”

Music in schools: what we must all do working together… Download Response

6th Dec 2013

National Curriculum Review

Update: July 2013 The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark would like to take this opportunity to thank our Members for…

20th Mar 2013