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 and will shortly be updated (Oct 2019).