I have been contacted by a number of constituents and I am aware of a campaign group relating to the news that Maltby Academy will no longer offer music on the curriculum.
I value the importance of music on the curriculum, for that reason I met David Sutton the Headteacher at Maltby Academy to discuss this issue and will continue to liaise with him. Unfortunately despite a commitment to offer GCSE Music throughout the curriculum, I was informed that the uptake has dwindled significantly to a level where it was not possible to carry on.
I was however excited to hear that the Academy has recently engaged with the Rotherham music service to establish Maltby Academy as a potential local music hub and develop a range of opportunities for children and young people from across Maltby. If any constituents would like to discuss this with me, I am more than happy to do so.