£50 – £100

An SLT's guide to high-quality school music

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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

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About the course

This session will offer guidance for senior leaders to better understand how to support the music department in their schools, both in the curricular and extra-curricular settings. It is relevant to both primary and secondary schools and staff.

It will explore the rationale for curricular music lessons and different approaches to curriculum design. It will advocate knowledge-rich music teaching and will describe what that means for a typical music lesson. In turn, this will highlight examples of good and bad practice (which can be found in both skills-based and knowledge-rich settings) to better enable SLT to undertake lesson observations of subject specialist staff.

The course will also describe and explore what a rich extracurricular music programme looks like, how to achieve it, how it might impact the life of the school, and how a member of SLT might support and evaluate it.

Who should attend?

Members of primary and secondary SLT with responsibility for curriculum; and staff with responsibility for enrichment or extracurricular provision.

The tutor

John Stephens is director of music at the Inspiration Trust. He has 18 years of teaching experience in state schools and academies, both as a classroom teacher and a peripatetic instrumental and vocal teacher. Alongside that, John has spent ten years in the independent school sector, seven years as lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and is an experienced leader of CPD for both music specialists and non-specialists.

He has worked internationally as a musical director and spent 13 years as director of music at Great Yarmouth Minster before joining the Inspiration Trust. He is in demand as an organ recitalist and accompanist, and maintains a private teaching practice.

John has a passion for enabling young people to develop their musicianship through ensemble music making and formed the Orchestrate! project in 2014, which includes a training orchestra, youth orchestra, and youth choir.

He holds a master’s degree in conducting, and is a licentiate of Trinity College London as a pianist.

Booking discounts

Staff at schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk can claim a 50% discount on course costs - simply use the ANGLIA promotional code when booking.

Inspiration Teaching School Alliance partners qualify for priority booking and a 70% discount on course costs; please contact your school for your promotional code.

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256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

United Kingdom

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