This blog is by Liz Stafford, Director of Music Education Solutions Ltd. It represents solely her views on this matter, and not the views of any of our clients or customers. I had the privilege last Wednesday 5th March of being involved in a very small way with the ‘Music Matters: Music, Hubs and Schools’ […]
We are pleased to announce that we have established two new CPD Course Centres in the North East of England. The centres in Newcastle and Leeds will launch with ‘Teaching the New National Curriculum for Music’ on 7th May 2014 (Newcastle) and 10th June 2014 (Leeds). Booking for these centres will open soon, in the […]
We are in the process of booking venues for our brand new course ‘Super Singing at Secondary’, which will be available at all our current course centres. If you are interested in this course, please visit the enquiry page and fill in the contact form so that we can let you know when booking opens.
We are currently making plans for our current courses to roll out to the South West and North East regions. If you are interested in hearing when the courses are finalised, visit the enquiry page and fill in the contact form, and we will add you to the mailing list!
Elizabeth Stafford will be leading a session on ‘Using the Voice Creatively with KS2 and KS3 students at the Music Ed Expo tomorrow (Saturday 8th February) at 3.40pm in Seminar 1 at the Barbican Exhibition Hall 2. This session will feature practical activities and video exemplars, as well as free chocolate! If you are attending […]
On our travels around the UK delivering ‘Teaching the New National Curriculum for Music’ workshops, it has become clear that one of teachers’ most major concerns about the new curriculum is the idea of assessing without levels. We are currently developing a workshop offer which will address this subject, but in the meantime we have […]
At Music Education Solutions Ltd we are supporting BBC Ten Pieces by working the repertoire into our nationwide programme of primary teacher CPD courses. This term we have two courses on offer, â€˜Excellence in Primary Music Teachingâ€™ (for confident / specialist teachers) and â€˜Musical Basics with The Stringcrediblesâ€™ (for less confident / non-specialist teachers). The […]
We are delighted to welcome Blackburn with Darwen Music Service as a new client. We’ll be providing Quality Assurance services for them this term, and are really looking forward to working with them.
I had the privilege of attending the Music Mark conference last weekend, during which Robin Hammerton presented the most recent Ofsted findings from the 2013 Music in Schools: What hubs should do Report. Robinâ€™s presentation of these findings was very different in tone from the report itself (he was much more sanguine, if not overwhelmingly […]
Introduction: In the 2013 Ofsted Music Hubs report, recommendations were made that music education organizations such as ours should: support the hubs in developing their work and their school music education plans help develop better understanding of what works in achieving a better music education for all. We have already supported the work of several […]