The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has awarded secondary schools across the UK for their commitment to music in the curriculum with an ISM/ISM Trust certificate for music.
These annual certificates – awarded by the ISM and supported by the ISM’s sister charity ISM Trust – recognise not only the high level of uptake and attainment in GCSE music in secondary schools but the level of commitment that is shown to music as subject in their school.
The ISM and ISM Trust first released these certificates to secondary schools in England in 2016, and last year extended the scheme to include schools in Wales and Northern Ireland. There are plans to extend this initiative to Scotland in the future.
“Now with the scheme in its third year, we are delighted to honour high-achieving secondary schools with ISM/ISM Trust certificates in music, recognising their commitment to music as a valued subject and a vital part of their curriculum,” said Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM.
“Music in itself brings huge value and benefits to pupils – it supports learning in other subjects, generates educational opportunities and brings a sense of community to school life. As the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.”
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