We appreciate that many self-employed music teachers and schools are looking for support at this time and we are mindful that Government guidance is changing frequently so it is important that you are getting the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. Therefore, we would like to direct you to some of the most helpful and up-to-date platforms to seek such advice:
Music Mark Website
Music Mark is a membership organisation, subject association and charity. Their membership consists of Music Education Services and Hubs, their teaching and support teams; schools; individuals; NYMOS; HE/FE bodies; Hub and Corporate Partners. Gloucestershire Music, Gloucestershire Academy of Music and Make Music Gloucestershire are members, as are various schools in the county who are committed to high quality music provision. They have put a dedicated page on their website that is pulling together all the National guidance together here and is updated regularly when any new announcements are made from the Government. They also have many other pages with wonderful resources on to help all musicians at this challenging time so do explore the website. Many resources are free but some are for members only on the Music Mark website. I would thoroughly recommend becoming a member if you can afford to as Music Mark are currently a key voice between the DfE and music hubs and schools and they have risk assessments and fantastic documentation to support you in your preparation for the next year. If you are a school and you are passionate about your music education provision then you can apply for membership under our Hub membership. Please email us and we will send you the relevant information.
I would also direct you to your own Union if you belong to one or even just browse their websites as they have some excellent practical advice for those teaching music - an example of some of these are: