The documents in this section are intended for Headteachers, Senior Leadership Teams, Governors, and Music Leaders.
Music Education Hubs in England are a resource to help support all schools in their local area. The Tri-borough Music Hub aims to have an active and positive relationship with every school in the three Local Authorities. We have prepared the following documents to help support all schools with planning, preparing and delivering their music education curriculum.
TBMH's Music Curriculum Guidance for Schools (full version)
This includes Ofsted Inspection Framework and Handbook (music specific); Creating your own School/Setting Music Policy; Self-evaluation tool for music, download PDF version HERE; or Word version HERE.
Alternately, the three sections can be downloaded as separate single documents:
Every school should be able to articulate their plan for delivering high-quality music education and supporting pupils to progress, just as they would in any other curriculum subject. The new NPME states that every school (including multi-academy trusts) should have a Music Development Plan that captures the curricular and co-curricular offer and sets out how it will be staffed and funded.
Whilst acknowledging that it is not a statutory requirement, the new National Plan recommends that schools should have a music development plan in place by 2023/24. This document HERE might help all schools with planning for how they begin writing their school music development plan.
The information in this overview has been extracted from the Model Music Curriculum: Key Stages 1 to 3, released in March 2021. It also provides some further information which is intended to support schools in curating a relevant and effective music education curriculum that best serves the needs of their pupils and school community. In addition, schools should refer to Ofsted’s detailed ‘Research review series: music’ (published 12th July 2021) for further depth to curriculum planning. This overview aims to help music leaders in Hammersmith & Fulham; Kensington & Chelsea; and Westminster to easily see the musical progression outlined in the MMC and how linking with the Tri-borough Music Hub may help support in-school music education delivery. With thanks to Sutton Music Service for their support with this document.
New National Plan for Music Education
The long-awaited new NPME was released on 25th June and is a significant milestone in how music must be delivered in ALL schools.
- The document direct link is HERE. - A host of supporting information has been prepared to help schools understand the implications by Music Mark (HERE) and the Music Teachers Association (HERE). - A summary of the NPME for schools can be found HERE. - We have prepared a TBMH video about how schools can approach inclusive music education linked to the NPME can be found – HERE
Mark Phillips, Senior Her Majesty's Inspector and Ofsted's National Lead for Music, talks about: - the music research review and what effective music education looks like. (video link HERE) - the music research review and the role of the three interrelated pillars of music education. (video link HERE)
Music Makes Me - Additional T&L Song-writing Resource
The purpose of this resource is to look at how song writing can be brought into every classroom/school and can be accessed by teachers and students.
We hope that by using this resource, schools will be able to co-create brand new song(s) that could represent a school anthem, class anthem, Year group anthem etc.
The primary aim of this resource is to provide a practical tool and guidance for music teachers and classroom practitioners in mainstream and SEND settings, who would like to unlock natural musical creativity of their students but might feel that they lack the confidence or practical know-how to do so.