A petition to the National Assembly for Wales, highlighting some of the current issues in music education across Wales and calling for action, is gathering signatures.
The petition calls on the National Assembly to urge the Welsh Government to produce a National Plan for Music Education with dedicated central funding. It also raises some important points about music education in Wales.
Andy Warnock, MU Regional Officer for Wales and South West England, said:
“We would urge everyone to sign the petition. The last 12 months have seen some significant changes and issues in music education across Wales, and we’re concerned that there may be further problems in the coming year unless action is taken soon.
“The MU recently wrote to Kirsty Williams, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, to raise some of our concerns, including around the terms and conditions for music teachers and the need for unions to be involved in any review of the terms for music service staff.
“We also highlighted the need for a feasibility study into a national plan for music education to be completed quickly, and stressed that further funding is necessary to provide universal access to high-quality music education.
“We are still waiting for Welsh Government funding for music education in 2018/19 and 2019/20 to be released, which must happen as soon as possible.”
Sign and share the petition on the National Assembly for Wales website.