My school has decided it is a good idea to reduce the number of lessons for Music from 2 a fortnight (2 week timetable) to 1 a fortnight? This is marginally better than their orginal idea to put us on a carousel with Dance and Drama, so we would only see them a couple of lessons a fortnight for a term a year. This means we are likely to see them (best case) about 18-20 times a year for an hour. Worst case I don't even want to think about (holidays, Bank Holidays, exams etc.). We are still being expected to achieve the same End of KS Levels on half the teaching time and probably also to do grading points every half term (so every 3 lessons). I am now having a nightmare trying to work out what to jettison from the SOW, and how the hell we are ever supposed to cover the NC in the time we now have. We also have to contend with the possibility that students may not have a lesson for a month if they miss one. What do we do?