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A week in primary: 24 February 2017

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Music tuition fees have been scrapped by Renfrewshire Council, at a cost of £150,000. The council said this would “ensure every child has the same opportunity, regardless of their background”. But council officers in other parts of the country are considering moving away from directly employed music instructors – who often work with pupils from the primary years – in favour of outside providers. This option was described as “privatisation through the back door” by the EIS union’s Instrumental Music Teachers’ Network.

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