DfE Music curriculum delayed over ‘quality’ issues

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) who bid £4,500 for the contract, was selected to draft the module in February. However, the department of Education has confirmed that the module will only become available when it ‘meets the high standards of teachers, pupils and parents expect.’

The Music module, aimed at ages 5 to 14, was proposed in order to work with the existing National Curriculum. In turn, ensuring more pupils benefited from a creative education, as well as ‘[making] it for easier for teachers to plan lessons and help to reduce workload'