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‘Music is a moral law’ but don’t let that stop you Mr Gove!

It has been interesting to read the twitter comments and blogs which have been posted by colleagues over the past 24hrs about the announcement by the Secretary of State for Education – Mr Gove – about the replacement of GCSEs … Continue reading

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A Perfect Partnership or an Arranged Marriage?

Now that the Music Education Hub map has been drawn and the reality hits of a need to deliver the visions so carefully crafted for Arts Council England application forms – what happens to all the (potentially rushed) partnership agreements … Continue reading

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Year of the Dragon… of Sport… why not of Music Education?

This week is Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dragon.  Apparently this is the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac, so here’s to a year of opportunity! Of course 2012 is perhaps going to be better known in … Continue reading

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Can we have the singing back now?

I hear X-Factor is on the wane.  Apparently fewer and fewer people are tuning in to watch each week and the conversations in the media and around the watercooler seem to be implying that the programme’s day in the sun … Continue reading

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It’s who you know, not what you know….?

The music education world is trying to get itself ‘hub ready’. Following the Henley Review and the government’s response to it the discussion around the country is how to prepare for the National Plan for Music Education – and more … Continue reading

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To work or not to work… that is the question

As we head into the next three weeks I am faced with a dilemma.  I have lots of work to do (which as a freelance consultant is great) but there are four bank holidays in the space of 11 days … Continue reading

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So far…. so good

I have been amazed by all the support and favourable comments from people about my new website.  Yes, it still needs some work – a number of people have said that I should have some pictures on the site (although quite what … Continue reading

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Launching a website… really?!

It has taken much longer than I had originally planned to create and publish a website. Indeed I am still not sure if I am emotionally ready to shout about myself across the fiberoptics, but at the same time I … Continue reading

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