OFSTED Subject Review


I have been meaning to send out a series of posts around the new OFSTED Subject Review for Music.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-review-series-music/research-review-series-music


This is a 71 page document, which uses language that is in line with the OFSTED 'education inspection framework'.

The key areas are:

  • The national context for music

  • A summary of OFSTED's research into the factors that it believes are important for a quality music education.

  • Curriculum progression, pedagogy, assessment and the impact of school leaders' decision on provision.

There are 190 references in the review ranging from academic papers to tweets. Each core section ends with several applications.