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Henley Review of the Funding and Delivery of Music Education – Call for Evidence

The Secretary of State for Education, supported by the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries has asked Darren Henley to conduct an independent review of music education. The review is looking at how the funding available for music education can most effectively be used to secure the best music education for all children and young people.

Posted: 10/04/2010

 The review will look at:

  • how to make sure music funding benefits more young people
  • improving the music opportunities young people receive both in and out of school
  • improving the teacher training and professional development offered to music teachers
  • how to attract more music professionals into schools
  • how best to offer quality live music experiences to all young people.

Deliverers of music education – both in and
out of school – including public, private and voluntary sector providers of
music services to children and young people and including schools, parents and
carers are being asked to make their views on music education known.

Call for Evidence responses should be
submitted as early as possible, and no later than 29 October, by e-mail to   

The recommendations from the Call for Evidence will
be published on the DfE and DCMS websites after being submitted to ministers in
late 2010.

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