The government has announced it will continue to fund music hubs for another year, putting an end to an “extremely stressful delay” for thousands of teachers. Tes reports.
The news will come as a relief to many working in the sector, especially peripatetic teachers, whose jobs were said to be “at risk” should continued funding not be secured by the spring.
Bridget Whyte, chief executive officer of music association Music Mark, said some hubs had been preparing to consult on redundancy processes as a result of continued uncertainty.
She said: “The delay in getting news of continued funding has been extremely stressful for the organisations who lead and are part of music education hubs across the country.”
Music education hubs are groups of organisations working together across local authority areas. They often involve schools and community groups, and seek to augment and support music education.
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