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Art And Music

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he intends to set up working groups to recommend attainment targets and programmes of study for art and music within the national curriculum for England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I are today establishing working groups for art and music. The members of the groups are:

Art Working Group
Professor Colin RenfrewMaster of Jesus College, Cambridge; Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge
Giles AutyArt Critic, The Spectator
Gilroy BrownHead Teacher, Foundry JMI School, Birmingham
Robert ClementAdviser for Art and Design, Devon County Council
David DerrickHead Teacher, St. Clement Dane's C of E Primary School, Westminster
Gillian FiggLecturer in Art Education, West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
Toby JacksonHead of Education, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

Professor Leslie R. PerryEmeritus Professor, University of London Institute of Education, formerly Professor of the Philosophy of Education at Kings College, London
Peter RichesHead of Faculty of Creative Studies, Eggbuckland School, Plymouth
Ray SmithPractising artist
Merrick TaylorManaging Director, Motor Panels (Coventry) Ltd.
Lady Marina VaizeyMember of Fine Arts Advisory Committee, British Council; member of Crafts Council; art critic, Sunday Times. Broadcaster

Music Working Group

Sir John Manduell CBEPrincipal, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
David AdamsHead of Music, Sawston Village College, Cambridge
Dr. Kevin AdamsHead of Music, Maesteg Comprehensive School, Mid Glamorgan
Michael BattFreelance musician and composer
Michael BrewerDirector of Music, Chetham's (independent Specialist music) School, Manchester
Philip Jones CBEPrincipal, Trinity College of Music
Gillian MooreEducation Officer, London Sinfonietta
Professor George PrattHead of Music Department, Huddersfield Polytechnic
Mrs. L. ReadHead of Infant Department, Elburton Primary School, Devon
Julian SmithDirector, W. H. Smith & Sons Ltd.
John Stephensex-LEA Senior Staff Inspector for music, and ex-HMI. Director of Education, Trinity College of Music from September 1990
Christine WoodLovely Music, Tadcaster (specialist suppliers of music to schools)

The groups will advise on the attainment targets and programmes of study for art and music to be included within the national curriculum in England and Wales. We are grateful to the chairmen and members for having agreed to serve on the groups. An announcement on a working group for physical education will be made very shortly.

Copies of the terms of reference for the art and music working groups have been placed in the Library. These make clear that the attainment targets and programmes of study will not be prescribed in as much detail as for other foundation subjects.