Lead Practitioners for Primary Schools
We currently have 6 Lead teachers working with LSMS to help improve the quality of music in schools.
The Lead teachers are working individually in schools that have met with LSMS to have the Challenging conversation. This conversation has led on to schools asking for support to improve their music curriculum and skill up their music co-ordinator and teachers. They lead staff meetings, joint teaching, observations, and guide the school as to where they can find quality resources to match the needs of the schools.
We would like to identify teachers that are already achieving excellence in music and want to apply to become Lead Practitioners for Music. This would give you a formal recognition of your achievements in music and the opportunity to support other schools and share good practice through the LMEH website and networking events.
If you are interested in becoming Lead Practitioners for Music please download the information below and send an email, attaching a completed RAG rating form, evidence of good practice and a covering letter firstname.lastname@example.org
LYNNE HEATH - Primary
Lynne has been Music Co-ordinator for 18 years at Church Hill C of E Junior School (Gold Quality Mark School) She trained at Bretton Hall College focussing on solo and ensemble performance. Her main instruments being violin and classical guitar. She has played in numerous orchestras, guitar ensembles and sang in choirs.
Within school, Lynne has conducted orchestras, guitar, violin and recorder groups and choir. The choir were chosen to perform for HRH The Queen at Leicester Cathedral during her Diamond Jubilee tour. Lynne has also conducted massed choirs across the county. She has taught and trained staff to lead whole class music tuition on ukuleles, recorders, African Drumming, and singing. Lynne trains staff across the City and County on Junk percussion.
Lynne is a Curriculum Music Support Leader for LSMS and carries out Quality Mark Award discussions with schools. She has also been part of a team of teachers who have written The Leicestershire Music scheme of work. Lynne has been a Rotary Music Festival Adjudicator.
Support for schools:
- Teachers welcome to visit CHJS to observe whole school singing assemblies.
- Teachers welcome to visit CHJS and observe curriculum music lessons.
- Teachers welcome to visit CHJS to observe choir sessions and discuss repertoire and progression.
- Observe whole class music tuition – ukuleles, recorders, singing and African drumming.
- Carry out Challenging conversations for the Quality Music Award and write and Action plan to support schools.
- Lead staff meetings / train staff on music curriculum and junk percussion.
- Observe extra curricular African Drumming Club.
EMILY MILLARD - Primary
Since graduating in 2013 from the University of Reading with an honours degree in Primary Education with a music specialism, Emily has really enjoyed developing music within Rushey Mead Primary School. Emily particularly enjoys leading school singing assemblies and working with children from across the school, leading the school choir.
Emily strongly believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy of making music, and is passionate about developing musical opportunities for all children, irrespective of background, within primary education.