FED National Education Summit - 1st to 4th March

Meet our people

Deborah Annettes

FED Council Member: Deborah trained as an employment lawyer becoming a partner in the City in 1998. In May 2008, she became Chief Executive at the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the professional body for musicians. Set up in 1882, the ISM has close on 10,000 members covering every aspect of the music sector including education from university to early years. In 2012, Deborah set up the influential cross-arts Bacc for the Future campaign which lobbies for creative subjects to be taught in our schools.

The ISM campaigns tirelessly for strong music education in our schools. In February 2019, under the auspices of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education, the ISM together with Dr Ally Daubney and Gary Spruce published Music Education: State of the Nation which has shaped the discussion around music education in the UK over the past year.

Deborah was also a member of the recent Ofsted Advisory Group on music education and the new inspection framework.


How you
can help.

We look forward to hearing from you – through our consultation opportunities you can help shape our thinking. If you wish to help, please get in touch.

Thursday 17th September

Register for event

18.00 – 20.00

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