Music Mark Schools explained: FAQs
What is Music Mark? We are a membership organisation, subject association, and charity. We advocate for excellent music education for all children and young people. As you can see on our About Us page, our membership is made up of Music Hubs and Services, schools, individuals, and organisations across the music education sector. Welcome to Music Mark!
What is a Music Mark School and why has my school received this nomination? The Music Mark School nomination system allows music hubs and services across the UK to nominate schools who they believe have shown a commitment to providing high-quality music education. This could mean beginning to incorporate more music into the curriculum, starting an extra-curricular music group, or having a highly active music department; a nomination simply means that your local music service has recognised your school’s commitment to music and wants to celebrate it. Congratulations!
Who nominated my school? The email will tell you which Music Hub or Service nominated your school. To find your local Music Hub or Service, visit www.musicmark.org.uk/members/ where all of our members are listed on our Members Directory with an interactive map. You can then filter organisation types in the drop-down list to show ‘Music Services’ and explore the map.
How do I log in to the Music Mark website for the first time? To log in to our website, you first need to register on the members log in page at www.musicmark.org.uk/register/. Fill in your name, email address, school name and select membership type as ‘school’. We will then be able to generate a log in for you so you can change your password and access our member-only content. Does my school need to pay to be a Music Mark school? No. The cost to become a Music Mark school independently is £50 + VAT. Since your school has been nominated, the cost of being a Music Mark School is taken on by the local hub or service who nominated your school, so your school does not need to pay anything. How long is the nomination valid for? Music Mark School status is valid for one academic year. You will find out in September if you have been renominated for another year.
Where can I find the Music Mark School logo to use on my school newsletter and website? You can download our full Music Mark School logo pack at www.musicmark.org.uk/school-membership-logo/. Please make sure to read our Terms and Conditions on the download page before using our logo.
Where can I find resources to use in my school? We have a wide range of resources to support music education, including lesson plans, research reports, booklets and other recommended websites. Visit https://www.musicmark.org.uk/resources/ where you can then sort the resources by category, including Early Years, Primary, Secondary and SEND.
I’ve seen the Events page on the Music Mark website. Can I attend member-only events? Yes! Our biggest event of the year is our Annual Conference, but we also hold events throughout the year including Member Meetings, Leadership Training, CPD opportunities and more. Keep an eye on www.musicmark.org.uk/events/ and your local Music Education Organisations to find events which support you.
If you have any further questions about Music Mark Schools, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.