Brilliant blog from Emma Coulthard, Head of Cardiff County and the Vale of Glamorgan Music Service via Music Services – someone still loves you....
This article was first published in Music Teacher magazine, November 2014. Download the article. Anita Holford reports on the state of play for music services in Wales, and how one music service has faced the challenges of local authority cuts head on. Being a music teacher isn’t easy at the moment, but if you’re working … Continue reading Facing up to cuts: the first crowd-funded music service in Wales?
The national newspaper of Wales, the Western Mail, recently reported that Cardiff Council was recommending schools use their Pupil Deprivation Grant (similar to the Pupil Premium in England) to replace bursaries from the music service for music lessons, which are being cut. It reported that the Education Minister, Huw Lewis, would be writing to Cardiff Council to give it … Continue reading Poverty funding and music
As a result of cuts and policy changes, what music services are being asked to deliver, on dwindling funding, has become a challenge. In Wales, where there was no Wider Opps money, no In Harmony and no Youth Music, Cardiff's music service has had to be particularly creative, and to forge strong alliances with schools … Continue reading Guest Post: Love in a Cold Climate – re-shaping a Music Service in the age of austerity by Emma Coulthard
Great blog by David Price about the different path that's been taken in policy making and school regulation in Wales. And a striking example of students leading music learning from Willows High School. http://davidpriceblog.posterous.com/hold-the-front-page-if-you-build-a-system-aro