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 […]
Following a high number of bookings for our ‘Teaching the New National Curriculum for Music’ primary teacher CPD course in Birmingham on 22nd October, we are rolling this course out to three other locations in the autumn term: Telford 11th November Manchester 21st November Derby 25th November Bookings are open and places are still available […]
We are delighted to be continuing our work with Sefton Music Education Partnership this academic year! We will be working on phase two of the Sefton Singing Strategy, including Teacher CPD and Quality Assurance work.
We are thrilled to be continuing our association with Target Education Alliance at Hillcrest Teaching School, Dudley next academic year. We will be providing a range of music education courses for Primary Music Coordinators and Secondary Heads of Music, as well as courses suitable for non-specialist primary class teachers and teaching assistants. Topics will include […]
We are delighted to have created a new working relationship with The Paritor Academy. They offer a range of training services including back-office and management courses for Music Education Hubs and other professionals in the field, and are well worth a visit if you’re looking for CPD inspiration!
Our first publication ‘Leading Singing in the Primary School: A step-by-step guide’ will be available to purchase from our website in hard copy and e-book versions this autumn.
A warm welcome to Ruth Earp, who joins us today as Education Projects Administrator.
In their 2012 report ‘Wider Still and Wider’ Ofsted highlighted the need for schools to ‘teach music musically.’ But what does that really mean? During this half day course you will explore the concept of ‘musical’ teaching through practical music-making activities, video case studies, action learning sessions and peer-to-peer discussion. You will gain lots of […]
MES Director Liz Stafford has been published in the latest issue of MMA Ensemble Magazine. MMA members can read ‘The Importance of CPD for Music Teachers’ in the Spring 2013 issue (No. 89).