We ask that schools make their requests by 31st March. Schools can make requests after this date, and we will do our best to meet the demand. There are two main things to note for schools that are different, and a reminder about how you access you free GnP programme:
TO NOTE: 1. Charges are reducing
In relation to our traded services, we are reducing our charges to schools to reflect the financial challenges all schools are currently facing. In the current 2022-23 Service Level Agreement, the hourly charge to schools is £44 per hour across the board. From September 2023, the hourly rates will be reduced and separated out as follows:
Standard Rate £41 per hour: for individual, paired, small group teaching, or whole-class support teacher work. From the 2022-23 current arrangement, this is a reduction of £3 per hour (7%).
Lead Rate £43 per hour: for leading whole class instrumental teaching and / or ensemble leadership. From the 2022-23 current arrangement, this is a reduction of £1 per hour (2%).
TO NOTE: 2. New Booking System – SPEED ADMIN (Management Information System)
The TBMH has moved to a new Management Information System, called Speed Admin, and this is how all services will be managed. There is a detailed guide available (HERE) that lists how schools access this and use their unique log-on to manage all aspects of their SLA with us. The TBMH will ensure clarity of communication about all aspects of this new development. Schools should use Speed Admin to update pupil-level information throughout the year (e.g. information on SEND, EHCP, FSM etc) so that we can ensure the learners have the best experience.
REMINDER: 3. Groove’n’Play – free resource
The TBMH continues to provide one FREE Whole Class lifetime licence for ONE groove’n’play programme (to be delivered by the school), plus free CPD for one teacher online or at a centralised venue, and the programme resource. This is worth £200 to the school - £150 for the license, and £50 for the CPD. The resource will only be provided following attendance at CPD. Please note that due to licensing agreements, the Rastamouse programme does not form part of this offer. To access this offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st March with the details of which programme you would like.
If you would like to make any in-year SLA requests or to claim your free GnP programme, please email email@example.com
Curriculum Guidance Documents
To see all our free guidance that supports music curriculum teaching click HERE
To see all information relating to Risk Assessments for music, please visit this page on our website - Doing Music Safely
Funding for Music Education, summary
The Department for Education (DfE) funds Music Education Hubs (MEHs) in England, with the Arts Council England (ACE) acting as the fund holder. The DfE/ACE specify that the funding for MEHs augments and support schools’ music curriculum provision. It is for each school to devise a broad, balanced and relevant music curriculum that meets the needs of all its learners. Therefore, MEHs and schools should work together to offer a joined up and positive musical learning experience
All Music Hub tutors have enhanced DBS checks; all attend annual Level 1 Safeguarding Training; and adhere to best practice in safeguarding and child protection. The Head of the TBMH and Deputy Head of TBMH are Designated Safeguarding Leads.
The current active Safeguarding Policy can be found HERE
Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sep 2022) can be foundHERE