Contrary accounts;Music for the Millennium;Letter

8th May 1998 at 01:00
In your article, "Primary music in decline", you report on the "horrifying" findings of a TES survey.

Yet in an article in The Times on February 12, the chief inspector of schools wrote: "The position of music in primary schools is secure I For several years, inspectors have judged music to be the best taught subject in primary schools." How can these seemingly contradictory accounts be reconciled?

Sarah Hennessy Chris Naughton Piers Spencer University of Exeter School of Education Heavitree Road Exeter Editor: Our survey indicated one in five primary schools plans to reduce time spent on music in the future. OFSTED looks at the position as itis now.

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