Music Services Partners - National Music Services Working Group for Inclusion

We run the National Music Services Working Group for Inclusion in partnership with Music Mark, the UK association for music education and Youth Music, the national charity investing in young people’s music.

The purpose is for music services to share their learning around inclusion and to provide support and challenge to each other. The action research partners (see below) also share their emerging findings on the drivers and barriers for inclusion.

Until 2020, the group consisted of the inclusion action research partners listed below, plus, six others: Calderdale, Ealing, Luton, Northamptonshire, Thurrock, Milton Keynes.

Since 2020, the group has been evolving. From September 2021 it will include some of the participants from our ED&I bootcamps programme. This page will be updated in Autumn 2021 once these have been confirmed.

We also present insights and share learning through:

  • events - peer learning groups, training and task and finish groups

  • practical resources, blogs and videos

  • an annual review and learning report

  • conference presentations, meetings and networking

  • our website and social media channels

  • Music Mark the UK association for music education website, enews, social media and events

  • Youth Music Network website, enews, social media and events

Music Services Partners - inclusion action research

Each year since 2018, we have been providing a fund for music services to deliver action research on the enablers and barriers of inclusion. New services join us each year. Currently there are nine involved: Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Essex, Hertfordshire, Hull, Liverpool Resonate, Norfolk, Southampton, Waltham Forest. Find out more about our work with music services, and who we are.

The services then share their emerging findings as part of a National Music Services Working Group for Inclusion (see above).