The overriding strategic purpose of the TBMH is three-fold:
(1) to engage with all schools in the Tri-borough area, in order to reach all pupils and provide them with access to high-quality music education opportunities.
(2) to raise standards and support musical progression for all pupils.
(3) to ensure a broad range of outstanding musical opportunities for pupils, parents and the community.
We are a music-specific service focused on high quality outcomes inclusive of all learners. We recognise the numerous benefits that music can bring to everyone from all backgrounds and in all circumstances. We are proud partners of the emerging Cultural Inclusion Manifesto with a specific SEN/D offer to pupils participating in all of our activity. We are committed to realising the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Development rights: include the right to education, play, leisure, cultural activities, access to information, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
Protection rights: ensure children are safeguarded against all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation, including special care for refugee children; safeguards for children in the criminal justice system; protection for children in employment; protection and rehabilitation for children who have suffered exploitation or abuse of any kind.
Participation rights: encompass children's freedom to express opinions, to have a say in matters affecting their own lives, to join associations and to assemble peacefully. As their capacities develop, children should have increasing opportunity to participate in the activities of society, in preparation for adulthood.
The overarching themes of all TBMH provision, as stated in our Music Strategy:
Inclusive — Exceptional — Inspiring — Progressive — Sustainable. The four key strands in our music strategy are:
To achieve this, the TBMH is committed to high-quality learning at all levels under-pinned by mutually beneficial partnerships which contribute to and support music education within the three boroughs.
Music Strategy Downloadable version (PDF format)
Our aims are categorised into four key strands, each with four objectives, mapped to outcomes for shared accountability.