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Research and analysis
Music in schools: what hubs must do
Ofsted survey report challenging music education hubs to boldly implement the national plan for music education.
This Ofsted report encourages music education hubs to take the opportunity to lead major improvements, working with schools and other partners.
The survey found that the best hubs can challenge and support schools to bring the many benefits of a good music education to all pupils. However, Ofsted found few examples of this good practice.
The report is based on Ofsted visits to 31 schools, and detailed discussions with their associated hubs, between February and July 2013. It also draws on findings and recommendations from other recent Ofsted music reports, which have consistently concluded that school music provision is often weak and poorly led.