Music Education Solutions

Primary Schools – Wales

Live INSET Sessions

We understand how difficult it can be to for staff to make it out to external courses, so we therefore offer an INSET service, providing realistically-priced expert music training in your own school for the benefit of all your staff. Choose from one of our package options, or contact us to design your own bespoke training.

NEW and best-selling INSET topics for 2020-21 include:

  • Planning Music within the Expressive Arts Curriculum
  • Confidence in Primary Music
  • Vocal Confidence for Non-Singing Teachers
  • Developing a Whole-School Singing Strategy
  • Learn to Read Music Notation in 1.5 hours!
  • Devising Composing activities for primary pupils

 Fees: Full Day: £375. Half Day: £275. Twilight: POA. Travel surcharges apply.

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Training Online or via Zoom

Through our online learning platform we offer a range of interactive self-study courses for primary music teachers on a variety of topics. These are priced at £99 for 6 months’ access, and include a certificate on completion of a final optional assignment. View our online course menu here

We also offer a range of one-hour group training courses delivered by Zoom video conferencing software. These sessions are priced at just £69.95 and can be delivered during a timeslot that is most convenient for you such as your regular staff meeting time. View our Zoom INSET menu here.

 Fees: £69.95 (Zoom). £99 (Online).

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Mentoring

We offer bespoke mentoring services from Open University certified music education mentors.

Adopting the ‘Reflective Model of Mentoring’, mentees are helped to identify their own areas for development during an initial one-to-one session (which may include lesson observation if the mentee requests this). Following the initial session, mentees are then offered follow-up email support to help them address their development aims.

The MES Mentoring approach is bespoke, and therefore differs according to each individual’s requirements. Listed below as a guide are some of the topics and areas that teachers commonly ask for support with, but these are by no means exhaustive.

Mentoring support might include areas such as:

  • Planning for Musical Development
  • Assessment of Musical Progress
  • Resourcing
  • Developing extra-curricular activities
  • Planning performance events
  • Managing Peripatetic Staff
  • Supporting other staff in their own music teaching
  • Creating supportive music networks between schools
  • Identifying suitable CPD course opportunities

Fees: £100 per online session (Zoom, Facetime or Skype)

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Demonstration Lessons & Team Teaching

We offer a range of demonstration lessons which give teachers the opportunity to observe an expert music leader working with their class. These sessions are bespoke and based on individual teachers’ needs, but might include opportunities to observe:

  • Teaching of creative activities
  • Development of children’s singing skills
  • Assessment of pupils’ musical skills
  • Provision of musically differentiated activities
  • Integration of multiple expressive arts into one lesson

Each session ends with a feedback discussion to allow the teacher to ask questions and have assistance from the workshop leader to develop ideas for how they would replicate or adapt these approaches in their own practice.

Fees: Full Day: £375. Half Day: £275. Travel surcharges apply.

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Expressive Arts Curriculum Review

Prepare for the introduction of the Curriculum for Wales by booking a review with an experienced member of our team. We have extensive knowledge of how to plan, deliver and assess an expressive arts curriculum. We can help you refine and develop your curriculum ready for delivery in 2022.  

Fees: £375. Travel surcharges apply.