Threat to music tuition in Fife Schools

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Members of the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) have voiced concern at proposals from Fife Council’s Education Service to axe instrumental teaching at all primary schools and S1 to S3 in secondary schools as part of budget cuts.

Speaking for Fife EIS, David Farmer said “The proposal would lead to the complete removal of tuition apart from those students studying for SVQ examinations , and could see the loss of the whole service within a very few years”.

In response, Fife Council co-leader, David Ross, said “The EIS have been told that there is a significant difference between the savings proposals put forward by officers and what will be acceptable to to the joint administration”.

A similar proposal to cut instrumental teaching was made in 2017 but Fife Council leaders rejected the plans to “decimate” music tuition.

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