Primary Schools – Scotland

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. We offer full day, half day, and twilight training sessions across Scotland, on any aspect of the Curriculum for Excellence. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
Fees: Full Day £395. Half Day £295. Twilight POA (travel surcharges apply)

Curriculum Design

We offer a range of curriculum design services carried out by experienced consultants who have worked on many individual school curriculums and national and international resources such as the Kapow Primary Music Curriculum, the pBuzz KS1 Music Curriculum, and the Pearson International Music Curriculum. We can audit your current curriculum and suggest improvements, help devise documentation such as progression of skills and assessment frameworks, or even write your entire curriculum for you from scratch! The process can be as collaborative or as hands-off as you would like, and we can complete the work on site or remotely to suit your requirements.

Online Learning

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 £9.99-£24.99 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 regular programme of webinars throughout the year covering a myriad of topics relevant to primary music teaching. View our webinar menu here.

Fees: £9.99-£24.99


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)