You might be interested to ponder, for a moment at least, the recent letter from Michael Gove to the TDA (published on Monday). In it, the allocations for teacher training for 2011/2012 were announced. Secondary music teacher training places are being cut by 44% to 390 places. You can read a full analysis of this on my blog: http://jsavage.org.uk/?p=1184 Michael Gove's letter gives three possible reasons for these cuts. It could be explained away by demographics (44% is considerably more than the general 14% cut across all secondary allocations); or does our educational system just has too many music teachers, or are the projeced effects of policy decisions that have already been taken by the DfE going to result in secondary schools needing less music teachers in the future? What do you think?