Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
ISM response to Ofsted review regarding music subject provision
This is a critical time for music education, with the implementation of a National Plan, and this clear signal from Ofsted of how music education needs to improve is welcome. All music educators and Head Teachers must work together to ensure that the use of technology in music is encouraged, and the striking inequalities in provision – particularly by gender – are tackled. The real message here is for Head Teachers and music educators to engage with the ISM, as the professional association for music, and other bodies to ensure that their staff are able, and confident enough, to teach music to the highest standard.
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive, Incorporated Society of Musicians
2 March 2012