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Latest news, developments and reports from Ofsted and the Department for Education about music provision in education

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The Ofsted Report, 'Music in Schools: what hubs must do' concerns the impact that, from April 2014, Music Education Hubs are required have on leading improvements on the delivery of music curriculum in schools.
The challenging conversation with schools" (November 2013) This short report challenges all music education hubs to be bold in implementing the National Plan for Music Education. They are encouraged to grasp the opportunity to lead improvement in schools with schools and other partners on a major scale.
On 11 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Education published the new national curriculum framework following a series of public consultations.
Eight effective music education partnerships (October 2012) A case study of eight schools exemplifying good practice in building effective partnerships to improve access and raise achievement in music.
Music in schools - promoting good practice" (September 2012) These professional development materials have been put together to help to promote dialogue between music teachers, headteachers, and music hub leaders to build their shared understanding about the key features of good teaching and learning by reflecting on the main messages from the music report.
A new Ofsted report examining music teaching has found wide differences in the quality and quantity of music education in schools across England. One in five of the schools visited were judged inadequate for music.