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Music Mark

  • Do you advocate the value of music education?      

Are you proud of the musical opportunities you provide for your pupils in your school?

Would you like to have recognition for your commitment to music both regionally and nationally?

Then you could benefit from becoming a schools member of Music Mark – FREE!

What is Music Mark?

Music Mark – on behalf of its members and the wider sector – lobbies for, and champions, a government supported, high quality, music education provision for all school aged children and young people which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion at its core.

“Music Mark believes in the fundamental right to experience a high-quality music education for all children and young people, in and out of their schools.”  Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

  • A Music Service/Hub nomination of Music Mark School Members is a recognition of your schools commitment to quality music education
  • Recognition of working with your Hub/Music Service, which is a question often asked by Ofsted and part of the National Plan for Music Education
  • Exclusive School Member logo for Nominated Schools to support advocacy work
  • Receipt of a welcome pack, which will include a school member certificate and personalised welcome letter from CEO to Nominated Schools
  • Option for Nominated Schools to be listed on the Member Directory
  • Publication and dissemination of Nominated Schools’ success stories
  • Advertisement of latest school job openings and discount on listings
  • Termly updates to Nominated Schools with all the latest national and regional sector news and events
  • Access for teachers to extensive library of resources on Market Place.
  • Discounted delegate rates and priority booking for the National Annual Conference
  • Access to a range of regional and national training courses and CPD activities

Is it really free?

Yes!  Make Music Gloucestershire (your local Music Hub) are members of Music Mark to ensure we have a voice on music education on a national level and to ensure we stay up to date on all the latest news, opportunities and national agendas.  We decided to also buy into the schools membership element to ensure that we could open up some of these opportunities to the schools in our county and to give some of our most committed schools a kite mark to show their commitment to quality music provisions and education.

How do I become a member?

To become a member you will need to email us with the following information:

  • Name of school
  • Headteacher and Music Co-ordinator names and contact details
  • A paragraph (max 500 words) outlining how your school provides quality musical opportunities and education for your pupils
  • Confirmation that you have completed your Arts Council Return for this current academic year (or your intended date for completion). Link for this return is: http://bit.ly/2hUkrBx

Deadline for applications: Friday 6th July



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