Research leads to new framework for music curriculum

A framework co-authored by Prof Martin Fautley of the Centre for Research in Education has been published. The framework, published by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), will help schools, music teachers, senior leaders and music education hubs to prepare for the new National Curriculum which comes into force this September.


Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM, said:

“I am delighted that the substantial amount of work Dr Alison Daubney and Professor Martin Fautley, ISM expert panel and wider music education sector have undertaken is now coming to fruition.

‘As a subject association, it is crucial that we support music teachers as they get to grips with the new National Curriculum and continue to ensure that opportunities for a rich, broad and balanced education are maintained. We will be working with school leaders, unions and other associations to ensure that this reaches every music teacher in England and secure the future of music.”

There is a short guide for teachers, and a wall chart to help with planning.

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