The Power of Music to Change Lives: A National Plan for Music Education

Published on 05/07/2022

The Power of Music to Change Lives: A National Plan for Music Education.

Important information for Schools and dates for special briefing sessions. 

The government have published a new National Plan for Music Education. It builds on the original 2011 plan ‘responding to the change of the last 11 years and recognising that more needs to be done to support teachers, leaders, schools, trusts and Hubs to deliver the best for children and young people’. 

Sheffield Music Hub welcome the refreshed vision ‘To enable all children and young people to learn to sing, play an instrument and create music together, and have the opportunity to progress their music interests, including professionally’, with children and young people including a focus on early years settings, and a strong narrative about progression through school into a life – long appreciation and / or professional career in music. 

You can see the full National Plan here 

A helpful executive summary for schools written by Sheffield Music Hub Board Member and president elect of the Music Teachers Association Catherine Barker

A full list of collated resources can also be found here

As we work to respond to the new plan we are holding two briefing sessions for schools at the start of the new academic year – in these briefings we will update schools on the updated expectations outlined in the plan and work together to build a plan to support schools with the implementation of the new plan.

These will be online at the following dates and times:

WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER – 4pm – 5pm Microsoft Teams – Sign up here 


TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 4.15pm – 5.15pm Microsoft Teams – Sign up here

How we are supporting schools in the short term:

We have a range of CPD packages available for schools through our traded service for schools offer  and through projects delivered by us and our partners. We also offer a range of free CPD for all schools and we are proud to work with Create Sheffield to deliver a termly music specific network meeting. 

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