The 2018-19 Academic Year SLA document outlines the offer to all state-maintained schools (including Free schools, and Academies) in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.
The Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) can also provide services to Independent Schools; however, charges are higher and reflect the differences from LA status.
Please follow the links below for the new SLA for Academic Year 2018-19:
Key things to note for all schools about the TBMH 2018-19 SLA:
Offering a professional service to our schools
As a reflective learning organisation we are aware that there are areas of our service that can be further developed, and this revised SLA contains new services offered. We are committed to offering a professional service to our schools in all that we do. In order for schools and pupils to receive the very best service, there is a need for schools and the Music Hub to work more closely together in the planning and organisation of all provision, starting in the new academic year.
For this reason, we are moving the timescale forward for schools to submit requests to the Music Hub by 29th March 2018 (Easter), to allow accurate timetabling to be completed by July ready for tuition to start in September 2019. Having all timetabling/resource arrangements secured in this manner will result in better outcomes for pupils, schools, and music teachers and we hope that schools recognise the reasons for the changes being introduced.
We fully acknowledge that school staffing can change during the summer term, having an impact on timetabling resulting in the need to submit a late request. Please note that late requests made after the 29th March will be considered but cannot be guaranteed. If a school is unsure of exact hours, then we ask that they provide an estimated request to be confirmed in the Summer term.
Duration of Agreement
All SLAs are effective for three terms between 1st September until 31st July unless agreed otherwise between TBMH and school; and 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 2018).