Following the announcement of the national lockdown from 5th November for one month, there have been questions asked about music in schools. We can confirm that based on the latest guidance (here) music, dance and drama can and should be undertaken in school so long as safety precautions are undertaken.
Read the 5th Nov TBMH statement about Music In Schools HERE.
Read the 5th Nov TBMH Advice for Delivery of Music Safely In Schools HERE
We will add relevant Risk Assessments to this page in the coming days, taking into consideration all guidance and up to date information.
Risk Assessment for TBMH (Download HERE): Teaching within educational establishments across 3 Local Authorities from September 2020. For Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) staff to return to work safely taking into account the DfE Guidance (HERE) around teaching Music in school settings; and the DCMS Guidance (HERE) about working safely during Coronavirus. This will be useful for schools, and contains sub-sections: # Teacher's Health # Singing and Choirs # Peripatetic Instrumental Teaching and Vocal Lessons # Suitable Teaching Environment # Cleaning Instruments # Sharing Instruments or Instrument Changeovers # Small Ensembles # Whole Class Instrumental Learning (WCIL) and Curriculum Delivery # SEND # Music Technology # Management # Arrangements whilst in Schools # Training and Wellbeing Support # Action should a staff member develop symptoms
Music Mark: Music Unlocked (Download HERE): Music Mark has worked alongside independent Music Education consultant Gary Griffiths to compile COVID-19 related guidance. We have reviewed academic studies, and consulted our Members, the Music Teachers’ Association, the Music Industries Association, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Musicians’ Union, as well as individual sector experts, headteachers and teachers. All information can be found here https://www.musicmark.org.uk/resources/music-unlocked-guidance-for-schools-and-music-providers/
Music Mark Guidance on Ventilation (Download HERE) Additional guidance about teaching spaces and ventilation.
PHE/EMG: Aerosol and droplet generation from singing, wind instruments and performance activities (Download HERE): Paper by PHE/EMG on the potential for droplet and aerosol transmission from singing, playing wind instruments and other performance activities. It was considered at SAGE 51 on 13 August 2020. It should be viewed in context: the paper was the best assessment of the evidence at the time of writing. The picture is developing rapidly and, as new evidence or data emerges, SAGE updates its advice accordingly. Therefore, some of the information in this paper may have been superseded and the author’s opinion or conclusion may since have developed. These documents are released as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency. Published 4 September 2020 (HERE)
Back to school, back to singing (Download HERE): Sing Up and Music Mark commissioned Professor Martin Ashley to write some up-to-date guidance for schools in relation to managing Coronavirus risks associated with singing for the start of the new academic year (web-page article HERE)
Please note due to the current circumstances we are taking a flexible approach to the 2020-21 SLA; however, once requests are made there will be a time period before activity can begin that involves us making all arrangements, booking tutors, risk-assessing with the school, and co-ordinating any resources needed. # Full SLA Document and Provision Request Sheet - DOWNLOAD HERE # Request form for provision - DOWNLOAD HERE # Summary Overview of Services offered to schools - DOWNLOAD HERE # Letter to School Headteachers and Music Leaders (18th May 2020) - DOWNLOAD HERE
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
NEW School membership programme
We are introducing a new School Membership programme from September 2020 as a pilot. The rationale for this new approach is to more clearly articulate to schools how the Music Hub supports all schools. This is an opt-out model meaning all school settings in LBHF, RBKC, & WCC are automatically Bronze Members of the TBMH, unless they actively inform us that they would like to opt-out.
The Bronze membership brings many free opportunities. Beyond that, there are Silver and Gold Member levels that do have an additional annual charge, the benefits of which are articulated in THIS SUMMARY DOCUMENT. Some services are only accessed through Silver or Gold membership. This is a pilot and will be reviewed with feedback from schools considered a crucial aspect of our future development.
Increasing Initial Musical Experiences – FREE Licence for Whole Class Learning
A new offer for every school is that the TBMH will 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 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. More details are in the main SLA Document (ABOVE).
Duration of Agreement
For 2020-21 the duration of this SLA is effective for one term unless agreed otherwise between TBMH and school.
The School must give notice by the half-term break to either cease the following term, or to continue
There will be 10 lessons taught per term
Any additional teaching hours or weeks above the agreed service provision must be arranged in advance between schools and Tri-borough Music Hub Managers.
Schools must not engage Hub tutors in private arrangements.
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 2020) can be found HERE