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New guides for schools and music providers

Music Mark Guidance includes a literature review and reference resources

Music Mark, the UK national subject association for music, has published Music Mark Guidance, a range of support materials for schools, music providers and teachers.

Music Mark Guidance comprises:

  • a guide for schools: a short, simple guide for schools, primarily aimed at helping headteachers and governors understand that musical learning can and must be part of the curriculum as pupils return to school
  • a more detailed guide for music providers and music teachers
  • a literature review which links to all the research we have found for those who want to go to the source material for more in depth reading. The ISM has prepared guidance which may be of further use to private teachers and for schools

Music Mark said:

‘Lockdown is easing in England, as more pupils return to school music is undoubtedly a key way they can be supported. The music education sector has become a leader in providing meaningful, two-way engagement with schools, students and parents throughout the pandemic and going forward music is more necessary than ever to children’s education and wellbeing.

‘There is support available from local music education providers and Music Mark Guidance, first released on 1 June 2020, provides key advice on how music in schools can happen safely going forward.’

Music Mark Guidance will be updated regularly.