Music scare;Letter

3rd April 1998 at 01:00
Your article ("Interference may drown out music", TES, March 27) repeats as fact the claim that the Government has made music "optional" in primary schools. We have not. We have allowed teachers greater flexibility in its teaching to allow a clearer concentration on the 3Rs, but they must continue to teach it.

ESTELLE MORRIS, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State DFEE, Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street, London SW1

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now