Information & Support for Schools
Please click on a heading below to access the information you require.
Please click on the documents below for School Governor information and guidance regarding music in schools.
Please see page 5 of The Leicester Governor for an article regarding 'Promoting the Arts'
Support for Schools
Ofsted requires Music Education Hubs to have regular and supportive, challenging conversations with each of their schools about the quality of music education for all pupils in the school.
Following the recent publication of the Ofsted report ''Music in schools: what hubs must do The challenging conversation with schools", there has been an increased impetus on Music Education Hubs to engage with schools and form closer working relationships.
Ofsted have tasked Music Education Hubs to create a School Music Education Plan (SMEP) to enable them to articulate clearly to schools what is available to support them and to promote closer working between schools and the hub.
Ofsted states that music education hubs should
- expect and secure that all schools engage with hubs and the National Plan for Music Education
- have regular and supportive, challenging conversations with each of their schools about the quality of music education for all pupils in the school
- support all schools in improving the music education they provide, especially in class lessons, and support them in evaluating it robustly
- offer expert training and consultancy to schools, which supports school leaders and staff in understanding what musical learning, and good progress by pupils in music, are like
We are looking forward to engaging with you to improve the quality of provision in music education for all children and young people in Leicester-Shire.
There are a number of ways that we would like to work together with our schools:
At present we are starting the second phase of the supportive conversations with schools (please see the letter below). The supportive conversation is based upon the LSMS Music Quality Mark document (please see the document below) and dependent on the outcome of the conversation you may be awarded either a bronze, silver or gold LSMS Music Quality Mark award.
If you would like to be part of this second phase please download a copy of the RAG rating form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you to arrange a visit.
Headteacher Guidance - Music in Schools: Promoting Good Practice (MS Word, 145 Kb)
Ofsted - Supplementary Subject Specific Music Guidance (April 2014) (MS Word, 636 Kb)