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Press Release: Launch of Excellence in First Access

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Music Education Solutions® launches ‘Excellence in First Access’ a new national training programme for WCET teachers.

Excellence in First Access is a structured training programme based on the latest research into the pedagogical principles behind successful First Access (WCET) teaching programmes. The programme is devised by the Music Education Solutions® team, four of whom were previously on the leadership team of the KS2 Music CPD Programme, the DfE’s national Wider Opportunities training programme which ran from 2007-2011.

The programme is suitable for teachers at all stages of their careers, and who teach any instrument in a whole class setting at primary level. The programme can be taken wholly online, or can be combined with live training, for a blended learning approach.

The programme has been developed in response to continued debate within the sector as to the purpose and practicality of Whole Class Ensemble Teaching. Excellence in First Access aims to promote national consensus whilst respecting local differences, offering a practical solution to drive best practice forward nationwide.

The programme will cover subjects such as the history of First Access, taking an holistic musical approach, integrating programmes within the musical life of the school (including with the national curriculum), collaborating with school staff, and progression and continuation. It will be fully integrated with the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME).

There will be live taster events throughout England in July 2017 for teachers to find out more, with the online and blended learning programmes being rolled out in September 2017.

To book for one of the Taster Events, or to pre-order the online programme, visit the Courses & Events page of the Music Education Solutions website.

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