MPA and PMLL react to Ofqual suggestion to suspend music teaching


On Thursday 6th January, Lucie Caswell, Chief Policy, Rights and Public Affairs Officer, MPA and Viki Smith, Managing Director, PMLL released a joint statement reacting to Ofqual‘s suggestion to suspend music teaching in the event of high staff absences to due the Covid-19 pandemic.

They said: “We are alarmed at Ofqual’s ill-advised suggestion of sidelining music.
Music is essential and fuels achievement at school age, benefiting STEM progress, creative thinking and whole-child development.

Music alleviates today’s serious mental pressures on young people;
it enables expression, connection and confidence.

Do not undermine young progress.

We ask the Department for Education to understand that music is special not elite.”

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