Shared Vision & Purpose

Promoting and providing inclusive, quality, enjoyable and diverse progressive music education and opportunities. Achieved through effective partnerships that join up delivery, tackle gaps in provision and ensure strong progression routes that raise the standards and well being of all young people.

Wakefield Music Education Hub aims to deliver the National Plan for Music to all young people throughout the District. The Hub also acts as an advocate for music education, encouraging participation in music and providing innovations in delivery locally to improve music making for and by children and young people

Wakefield Music Education Hub performs all Core & Extension roles as set out by the Arts Council. These roles underpin our Business Plan and the musical activity that we offer.

CORE ROLES

  1. Ensure that every child aged five to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes
  2. Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  3. Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  4. Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil is singing regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

EXTENSION ROLES

  1. Offer Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum
  2. Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes
  3. Provide access to large scale and/or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues.

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