It's one of those scary areas’: Leadership and management of music in primary schools
Cambridge University Press
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The role of the subject leader, or co-ordinator, in the primary school has evolved considerably over recent years. Ultimately, responsibility for individual subjects remains with the headteacher and governors, but much work has been increasingly devolved, at least theoretically, to subject leaders. In this role they need to demonstrate the ability to be both leaders and managers. Whilst some aspects of leadership and management are generic, others may be specific to the subject and type of school. Through interviews with three subject leaders in schools where music is judged to be successful, this article examines their roles from a leadership and management perspective within the context of the existing primary school (3–11 years) structure. The tentative conclusion is that music is different and may need special considerations in equipping subject leaders to work effectively within this type of school.
British Journal of Music Education
Beauchamp, G. and Harvey, J. (2006) '‘It's one of those scary areas’: Leadership and management of music in primary schools', British Journal of Music Education, 23(01), pp.5-22
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