£50 – £100

The importance of music education in the knowledge-rich curriculum

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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

United Kingdom

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This session will explore how devoting time, energy, and resources to the development of a rigorous music programme raises pupil attainment across a school’s entire curriculum. It will investigate both the subject specific value of music education, and the range of ‘non-musical’, transferable skills which the study of music engenders.

The course will interrogate the ‘skills-based’ vs ‘knowledge-rich’ debate which encircles music education, exploring what these terms mean when applied to the study of music, advocating that the former relies on the latter. The concerns listed above will be applied to both the curricular and extracurricular spaces which the subject of music inhabits, and will explore ways in which the conscious blurring of these boundaries is highly beneficial in raising both attainment and engagement

Who should attend?

Heads of department with responsibility for music education, secondary curriculum leaders for music, primary music coordinators, SLT with responsibility for curriculum, 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 a 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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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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