We have listened to your feedback, questions and recommendations raised during the stakeholder consultations. Together, as a team, we have considered what we can do and what we will be able to change as a result. Readthis documentfor the full TBMH responses.
Tri-borough Music Hub, Stakeholder Consultation 2021: Progress and Impact Update
As part of our ongoing development and evolution as a Music Education Hub, we commissioned Sound Connections in October 2020 to undertake a review of our offer for children and young people across the three boroughs. The review was delivered in three phases and involved stakeholder consultation with 5 groups
Tri-borough Music Hub Tutors
Parents and carers
Young people themselves.
It is clear that given the breadth and scale of the people who the Tri-borough Music Hub serves, each stakeholder group has their own specific needs and desired outcomes. Nonetheless, four common themes have emerged from the research which reinforce the necessary direction of travel for the hub, and which highlight the challenges that need to be overcome in order to deliver the best possible service. The themes are:
Access, diversity, and inclusion:Ensuring all children and young people who wish to access our services, can do so
Children’s enjoyment and wellbeing: Providing enjoyable activities for children and young people and supporting their health and wellbeing as we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic
Youth voice:Ensuring that young voices are at the heart of our offers and the decisions we make as a service
Relationships and communication:The importance of listening to and communicating clearly with our audiences, partners, service users and workforce.
These following commitments build upon an already high-quality service which is highly respected by schools, teachers, families, partnership organisations, and pupils.
We fully commit to continue increasing representation, improving access, ensuring equity, promoting greater diversity, and fostering inclusion across all our activities. We will set out a five-year plan with short, medium, and long-term targets across all aspects of service development.
We will continue to focus on providing enjoyable, and high-quality, activities for children and young people which foster their wellbeing. This will be of paramount importance as we emerge from the pandemic and moving forward.
We will continue to build on our successful work to date in developing and listening to young people and we will strive to embed this meaningfully across all our work.
We recognise that our success relies on building and maintaining meaningful relationships with all our stakeholders and service users. We will ensure that clarity of communication and messaging is a central factor across all our operations.
Our longer-term strategic plans are laid out within the wider context of potential changes to national music education funding and policy from April 2022 (e.g. a refreshed National Plan for Music Education); and subject to changes in how Music Education Hubs evolve through centralised Department for Education and Arts Council England funding arrangements.