Analysis February 2024: The state of music education training


With dwindling numbers of people training to be music teachers in England, what can be done to encourage more interest in the music education sector?

The under-recruitment of trainee secondary school music teachers in England has hit a new low. Figures published by the Department for Education (DfE) in December 2023 show that the government reached just 27 per cent of its initial teacher training target for music in the 2023–24 academic year, recruiting 216 trainees against a target of 790… 

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