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Child Performance Regulations – Government Response
Following a DfE consultation on Child Performance regulations held in September 2014, the Government have now published a response with amendments to be made. This consultation sought views on plans to simplify the current regulations regarding the times that children can take part in performances that require a local authority licence and the breaks and time off they must have.
This consultation has led to the development of new draft regulations, the main changes of which include:
- removal of the requirement for a medical certificate to be provided before a child performance licence can be issued
- lifting of unnecessary restrictions on the different types of performance a child can take part in on one day
- removal of unhelpful differences between the rules for performances which are not recorded or broadcast and those which are.
The new draft regulations also:
- allow licensing authorities and chaperones to exercise discretion to be flexible about the times of performance and breaks in all types of performance, not just those that are recorded or broadcast, when they judge some flexibility to be in the child’s best interest.
- set out minimum requirements for breaks and maximum hours for attending and performing, according to a child’s age. A licensing authority can also set conditions on the licence, such as more frequent breaks or shorter performance times, as they think necessary for the wellbeing of the child in each case.
These amendments were laid before parliament in December and, subject to the parliamentary process, will come into force in February 2015.
The Government’s published response can be found here – page 23 sets out the main conclusions.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
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- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
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- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,