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About CAGAC

CAGAC (Cymdeithas Addysg Cerdd Awrdurdodau Cymru / Welsh Authorities' Music Education Association), 'the heart of music education in Wales', is a sub-group of the Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW), organised through the ADEW Improvement Coordination Group.

Aim of the Association

To promote local authority music education in Wales – ensuring that all children and young people have the access and opportunity to learn, play and sing.

Objectives
  • To support music services inmeeting schools needs in respect of range, and quality of service, including supporting generalist class teachers and non-music practitioners to deliver the requirement of the national curriculum
  • To challenge music services to meet learners needs for high quality, affordable group/individual tuition, delivered by trained staff and with opportunities for progression and access to support to higher level learning
  • To have partnership working at the heart of operations by facilitating effective networking with other bodies; and sharing of good practice across all LA Welsh music services
  • To represent and reflect the views of ADEW in relation to music education in Wales, providing a pro-active and responsive national association on behalf of ADEW
  • To reflect and respond to Welsh Government policy and strategy for Music education and Music Service provision in Wales

Further information

MEETINGS

Generally, the association meets once a term, with further meetings called as and when needs arise.

AFFILIATIONS

Nominated CAGAC representatives attend meetings of the following organisations: