Thursday, October 30, 2014

Music in schools: wider still, and wider

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to the British Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
A 2012 Ofsted report examining music teaching 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. This report is based principally on evidence from 194 specialist music inspections and good practice visits in schools between 2008 and 2011, including curriculum lessons, additional instrumental and vocal tuition, and extra-curricular musical activities...To help schools and others interested in improving music teaching, Ofsted has produced six films exemplifying good practice in a wide range of settings -- read more here

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