It hasn't been mentioned in this forum, but it may interest some to know that the ABRSM has just won the government contract to draft a new model curriculum for Key Stage 3 music. Schools Minister Nick Gibb tweeted ."Drawing on ABRSM’s expertise and its team of education professionals, and steered by our expert panel, this will be an important resource for schools." However numerous people have pointed out that the ABRSM does not appear to have experience of teaching class music in schools to the 11-14 age group:
I have occasionally met AB examiners who are school teachers, although most seem to be private teachers or on the staff at one of the conservatoires. However, even those who have had a modicum of classroom experience seem mostly to be .Directors of Music in the major public schools, so I do wonder how the ABRSM managed to win this contract and just what experience of state-school class music teaching "its team of educational professionals" might have.