Launched in January of this year, DfE announced that it will be publishing a new model music curriculum.

Nick Gibb, Schools Standards Minister, said: “All pupils at least up to the age of 14 should study music in school. We want to make sure their lessons are of the very highest quality and pupils leave school having experienced an excellent music education so those who wish to do so can take-up opportunities to purse musical careers.”

More details of the panel who are overseeing the development of the model curriculum can be seen here: 

Members of Music Mark have been heavily involved in the first round of consultation and a summary paper has been released by Music Mark which can be read here

There was an announcement recently that the date for publishing this document will be delayed allowing more time for consultation.

If you would like to express your views within this consultation, but do not have immediate access, please contact Peter Lovell (Peter.lovell@essex.gov.uk) who will be able to facilitate this on your behalf.

As your local Music Hub, we will continue to keep you up-to-date with the development of this document and will be ready to support all schools to ensure that their music curriculum offer is inline with the model that is published.