LA Secretary Briefing: COVID-19 Update–Music in Schools

This briefing aims to update LA Secretaries on the provision of Music in schools, particularly the provision of instrumental music tuition, in the context of COVID-19.

Since the full-time return of schools in August 2020, teachers across Scotland have been grappling with the challenges of teaching in the context of COVID-19.  For Instrumental Music Teachers (‘IMTs’), these challenges have been stark with potentially long-lasting consequences.

As Local Authorities begin to review budgets this year, we must be alive to the impact of COVID-19 on IMTs and continue to defend the provision of instrumental music tuition for the benefit of children and young people and for society as a whole.

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