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Schools and Teachers

Find out how we support schools and teachers to champion music in and out of the classroom.

By providing free resources, practical training and online events, we support and empower teachers to champion music in and out of the classroom. Whether you’re a class teacher and music is just one of your many subjects, the school music lead, or a music curriculum teacher, we’re here to support you and the young people you work with.

Why music?

We believe that music should be at the heart of every school. Research shows that music-making has wide ranging positive impacts on its participants from increased focus to a heightened sense of community. To help you advocate for music education in your school, take a look at the following resources.

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music - an informative booklet, poster, and article series which explores some of the many reasons to make music a key part the school ecosystem

Get Playing - a national campaign which celebrates the joy of musical learning and signposts young learners to their local Music Service. Download a free illustrated poster to display in your community.

National Plan for Music Education 2022: The Power of Music to Change Lives - a resource bank for the new National Plan including a summary and posters for schools

Music: a guide for governing boards -  valuable information for governors of schools across England about the importance, benefits, and value of music education within and beyond a schools’ curriculum

Upcoming Training and Events for Schools and Teachers

  • A Common Approach: Introducing Tech and Tabla – 16:00 22nd April 2024 Catherine Brentnall leads a session on the growth of A Common Approach with introductions to the new and Music Tech and Tabla sections. Find out more.
  • Musical Playfulness for pupils with PMLD – 16:00 24th April 2024  As part of our New Directions in Inclusive Music series with MEHEM Uprising, This webinar introduces practitioners to the Musical Play Framework and using it with pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. Find out more.
  • Peer Group: Instrumental and Vocal Tutors – 16:00 13th June 2024 – Music Mark peer groups allow people across the UK to connect, discuss and learn from people with similar roles within the Music Education Sector. This session is specifically for Instrumental and Vocal Tutors. Find out more.
  • Ofsted Update on Music in Schools – 16:00 18th June 2024 – Join Christopher Stevens for an update from Ofsted on Music Education in schools. Find out more.
  • T-Time​ This new session for classroom and peripatetic teachers is an opportunity to reflect on best practice in primary, secondary and SEND settings, learn from colleagues around the country and discuss the hot topics in music education. Find out more.

We run a varied programme of events both online and in person to help support your practice. Take a look at our full programme of events.

We’ve got even more for schools…

and that’s where Music Mark Schools comes in!

Music Mark supports a growing network of schools and teachers as part of the Music Mark Schools Programme. Music Mark Schools are invited to join us for free by their Music Service in recognition of their commitment to providing a high-quality music education. They can then get even more from us with access to our member-only resources and events. Find out more about all the benefits of being a Music Mark School.

Have you been invited to be a Music Mark School already? Congratulations! Your invitation email will give you the information you need to get started with us. You may be able to find answers to any questions you have on our dedicated FAQs page.

Music Education Jobs

We operate a jobs board on our website, listing the latest music education sector vacancies. Take a look at the jobs currently on offer or sign up to our free weekly Jobs Bulletin.

Looking to advertise a vacancy? Find out more about how we can help.