Music Education Solutions

Primary Schools – Scotland

Live Twilight Training 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. We offer twilight training sessions across Scotland, on any aspect of the Curriculum for Excellence. These sessions are delivered after the end of the school day and last between 1-3 hours depending on your preference. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Fees: £275 (travel surcharges apply)


Training Online or via Zoom

Through our online learning platform we offer a range of interactive self-study CLPL 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).


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 CLPL course opportunities

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