In this section you can find out more information about the range of school based activities available from the Hub and access relevant school documents.
Following the recent publication of the Ofsted report ‘Music in schools: what hubs must do’ with the subtitle “The challenging conversation with schools”, there has been an increased impetus on Music Hubs to engage with schools and form closer working relationships.
Ofsted have tasked Music Hubs to create a School Music Education Plan (SMEP) to enable them to articulate clearly to schools what is available to support them and to promote closer working between schools and the hub.
Ofsted states that Music Hubs should
The lead partner for Norfolk Music Hub is Educator Solutions Music Service, which is a County Council attached Service that engages musically with children & young people; supporting their musical journeys from beginner to music conservatoire entry level.
Find out more at the Lead Organisation here.
WCET projects are led by high-quality music teachers who will develop musical skills that can be applied in National Curriculum music lessons.
The instrumental teacher, class teacher and teaching assistant (where applicable) work together as a team to develop the musical skills of the pupils which provides a useful CPD opportunity for the teachers to learn from each other.
Educator Solutions Music Service currently delivers WCET to a total of 4000 pupils per week in a total of 85 schools; it has been bought in by school clusters and works well in school federations. Additional benefits of this scheme are the enjoyment it has brought to the children and more specifically in its ability to positively affect the self-worth, the organisation skills, the confidence and the musical development of the children involved.
We can offer a wide range of instruments for your school to choose from including strings, brass, percussion, woodwind, percussion, ukulele and classical guitar. Instruments are loaned free of charge for the entirety of the initial project. Many pupils choose to continue learning to play an instrument.
Each school receives:
Previously, children involved in WCET programmes have benefited from workshop days organised by Britten Sinfonia in collaboration with Educator Solutions Music Service. The children had all been learning their instruments in school for just under a year, and the project aimed to give them the experience of playing as part of a large ensemble, alongside older students and professional musicians.
Watch two Whole Class Ensembles from King’s Lynn primary schools below:
Beat Goes On provides STOMP-style body percussion and samba drumming workshops, as well as meaningful CPD for music teachers.
Here are four free rhythm grids to help you get started with samba in your music lessons. Click here to access the samba rhythm grids.
These resources are perfect for:
Find out more about Beat Goes On on their website.