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  • The Deep Dive Effect

    The new inspection framework has suddenly put music back on the map in a major way, which puts me in the unusual position of feeling grateful to Ofsted! Finally primary schools are able to prioritise subjects like music which may have languished uncared for and forgotten as schools scrambled to prove their worth through English, […]

    Posted at 8:44PM on 10th February 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • What does a successful singing strategy look like?

    In the (soon to be ‘refreshed’) National Plan for Music Education in England, music hubs were tasked with the core role of ‘developing a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.’ Since 2012 hubs across the country have been working on […]

    Posted at 1:27PM on 4th February 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Why don’t Primary Schools teach music?

    I see you clicked on my provocative title! Well done! I look forward to receiving the Twitter comments from all the people who just read the title and then went nuclear! We can all have a little giggle at their expense over the next few days I’m sure… At every music education event that I […]

    Posted at 10:55AM on 27th January 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • MES is now an Artsmark Partner!

    Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Music Education Solutions® is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts […]

    Posted at 9:18AM on 9th December 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Building capacity and expertise through partnership

    This case study was first presented at the Music Mark 2019 Conference on Thursday 21st November 2019 by Dr Elizabeth Stafford of Music Education Solutions® and Dr Graham Cox of Jersey Music Service. _________________________________________________________________________ The Partners Jersey Music Service is funded and overseen by Jersey Government’s Department for Education. Its function is to provide instrumental […]

    Posted at 1:43PM on 22nd November 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Whole Class Ensemble Teaching – a partnership between schools & hubs?

    How can we reignite the partnership between schools and hubs in the design and delivery of WCET?

    Posted at 1:11PM on 23rd September 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • CME Blog: Safeguarding in Music Education

    CME Blog: Safeguarding in Music Education

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 6 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. In the UK term safeguarding refers to the processes of keeping children and vulnerable adults safe from harm. This includes: Protecting children from maltreatment Preventing impairment of children’s health or development Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent […]

    Posted at 2:28PM on 8th July 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • CME Blog: What is inclusion?

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 5 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. ‘Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background.  It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school.  An educationally […]

    Posted at 11:43PM on 9th June 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • 10 reasons why you should study the CME with us…

    1.We were the very first centre to be validated – number 000001! We therefore have more experience running this programme than anyone else in the UK or internationally. 2. We provided the original Distance Learning option for this qualification, and have been supporting learners to work towards the CME remotely from the very start. 3. […]

    Posted at 11:32AM on 10th May 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • CME Blog: What is Professional Development?

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 3 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. Professional development is the means by which you maintain your skills and knowledge relating to your professional role once your initial training is completed. Whether you have a PhD in Education, or no formal qualifications at all, you will […]

    Posted at 6:58PM on 4th May 2019By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »