Academy rated Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework

-Posted on 22.06.2017

It was announced today that the Royal Academy of Music has been rated Gold in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) created by the UK Government to measure the quality of teaching in the higher education sector. Explaining why it has awarded the Academy the highest possible rating, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated that the Academy ‘delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.’

HEFCE noted that ‘students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes’ and that ‘very high proportions of students continue with their studies and progress to employment or further study, and to highly skilled employment.’ It also praised the Academy’s engagement with the music industry, its personalised learning and support systems, and its culture ‘that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching’.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal of the Academy, said: ‘We are very proud of this award, especially that it recognises our achievements in the areas that motivate us the most – encouraging progressive ways of thinking about music and performance, supporting our excellent teachers in their vital roles and most importantly, making sure that our students can create successful and happy careers when they leave.’

The Academy was recently ranked top UK conservatoire both in The Guardian Good University Guide 2018 and the Good University Guide Arts, Drama and Music League Table 2018. 

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