Welcome to the Leicestershire Music Primary Schools page.
There are numerous ways that we can support Headteachers, Music co-ordinators and teachers of music.
If you would like any support, have any questions or want to find out more about what we can do for primary schools, please contact us!
Sarah Share – Schools Engagement
Beth Carr – Team Leader for Primary Schools
Please click on a link / heading below to access further information.
Primary School Music Technology
Transformance Music led a CPD session on teaching music with ipads. For those that attended and would like a refresher, please take a look at the video of the webinar and the handout resources below. These resources are also suitable if you didn't attend the training and are interested in developing your teaching skills on ipads and teaching music.
Music Champion Headteachers
We currently have a number of Champion headteachers who work closely with Leicestershire Music. Their school is already achieving excellence in music and the Headteachers are keen to share their good practice with other schools.
- Hazel Maher – St Marys C of E Primary School, Bitteswell
- Andrew Pridmore – Elizabeth Woodville Primary School
- Dave Deacon - Ashmount School
- Chris Chorlton – Newtown Linford Primary School & Seagrave Village Primary School
- Sheila Crichton - Marriott Primary School
- Lisa Jones – Ratby Primary School
We currently meet twice a year, engage in supportive conversations with Head Teachers about the quality of music teaching and the curriculum in their schools and are involved in Champion School events
If you are interested in becoming a Champion School Head teacher for Music please download the information below and send an email confirming your interest to Sarah.email@example.com
FREE Music Co-ordinator Toolkit
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.
Leicestershire Music Hub is an Artsmark partner organisation, and can support schools in applications for silver, gold or platinum status. Most schools in the city are already engaging with music hub activities, so chances are you already have some excellent evidence for meeting Artsmark criteria.
Whole Class Instrumental Tuition, VocalEase, Music Tuition Centres, signposting young people to the central ensembles, attending CPD and taking part in our large scale performances are ways in which schools can offer children musical opportunities that support schools in their Artsmark application.
The LM Music Quality Mark gives Headteachers and Music coordinators opportunity to reflect on the current music provision, gain support matched to schools needs and celebrate with a bronze, silver or gold Quality Mark, all free of charge with trained Music Consultant.
Get in touch with us for help and advice about using music hub initiatives as part of your Artsmark application. For more information about Artsmark, click here or contact The Mighty Creatives for support with the application process.
Schools that are currently engaging with Artsmark are listed here