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  • An international perspective on the Trinity CME

    The Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators was originally conceived as part of the National Plan for Music Education in England. In the last few years, under the guidance of international examinations board Trinity College London, the CME has expanded to become a global qualification for music educators right across the world. In this blog […]

    Posted at 10:39AM on 3rd December 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • We’re award winners!

    We’re award winners!

    We’re delighted to announce that we have won a 2020 Teach Primary Award! This award means all the more to us since it was judged by the Teacher Development Trust, who are the national experts in teacher CPD! We are also glad to be flying the flag for music education in a non-subject-specific category. The […]

    Posted at 6:15PM on 5th October 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Curriculum for Wales – An innovation in music education.

    In January of this year, the new Curriculum for Wales was released, in advance of schools having to adopt it by 2022. This innovative new curriculum is built holistically around the ‘purposes’ of education, blurring the boundaries between individual subjects, and acknowledging that knowledge and skills bridge the gaps between individual subjects. The focus is […]

    Posted at 9:12AM on 15th May 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Adventures in Home Learning

    Like a large proportion of the rest of the world, I am currently attempting to run a home school whilst still working full time! Luckily for me I only have one child, but I also have the added pressure of being a qualified primary teacher, so I’m suffering a bit at the minute from the […]

    Posted at 12:47PM on 3rd May 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Music & Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)

    Music & Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)

    Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) aims to provide a broad general education by placing learners at the heart of their education. CfE is designed to provide children with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to adapt, think critically and flourish in today’s world. The curriculum is guided by four fundamental capacities […]

    Posted at 10:14AM on 14th April 2020By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • 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 »