Date - Friday 28th April 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue - NSPCC Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Cl, Leicester LE4 1EZ
Price - £80 per delegate - includes food & refreshments
- An opportunity not to be missed for all Primary Leaders
- Explore the New National Plan for Music
- Benefit from the most up-to-date guidance on Music Development Plans for your setting
Please click here to Book your Place
Further information about the Primary Symposium
We are sure you are aware of the National Plan for Music (NPME) which was launched last year; The Power of Music to change Lives.
Within this plan three distinct but interlinked areas of provision are highlighted, that when all in place offer a high-quality music education for our young people. These are:
- Curriculum Music
- Instrumental and Vocal Lessons
- Musical Events and Opportunities
Along with this there is an expectation that all schools should have a Music Development Plan that brings these areas into focus.
Keeping to the vision of the NPME, Leicestershire Music have put together a day of training, to give you food for thought in these areas, through training from National Experts in music education.
Optional extra: Sharon Durant will be rehearsing the teacher's choir after the Primary Symposium. It will be the first rehearsal after the De Montfort Hall performance so we will be looking at new repertoire. This is open to anyone who works in education.
Mark Phillips - School Development Plans
Mark will take you through the process of reflection in the creation of your individualised school development plan. With time for listening, reflection, discussion and take away resources, you will have a useable School Development Plan, along with up to date knowledge of what is expected to be in the document.
Nicola Burke - Are we listening?
With the NPME encouraging more access to live musical experiences;
- How do we support young people to carry out quality listening?
- How are we supporting children and young people to develop their listening skills and how well do we listen to children, young people and each other?
- How much time do we spend listening and how much time have we spent being taught 'how' to listen?
This session will explore listening, what this means, how we can develop this crucial skill and how this relates to active music listening. Delegates will be invited to consider their own listening styles and perspectives of listening within the classroom and within everyday life.
Sharon Durant – Singing for KS1&2
With a focus on vocal teaching within the NPME, Sharon Durant will lead an interactive singing session.
Please see below for Speaker Biographies.
Formerly Her Majesty's Inspector, Senior HMI in the London region and Ofsted's National Lead for Music, I founded my own consultancy in September 2022.
As HMI for over 16 years, I inspected maintained and independent schools, quality-assured inspections and reports, led on inspector training and induction, linked with local authorities and the music education sector, and liaised with the Department for Education.
Nicola is a Speaker, Educator, Researcher and Author who is passionate about helping people to create meaningful musical experiences for young children. Nicola works with Early Childhood Settings, Arts & Music organisations, Music Services, Musicians, Colleges, Universities, Local Authorities and Government Bodies and has always been passionate about the crucial role of listening in education and in everyday life. Nicola works nationally and internationally to strategically support organisations to develop their music programmes and initiatives.
Sharon is an internationally renowned vocalist, teacher and composer. She works regularly for the British Council, delivering their World Voice programme in locations as diverse as Columbia, Sierra Leone and Morocco. She has been choral director for the North East Gospel Choir, Urban Voices and Custom Voices for over 15 years. Sharon currently works for Sing Up as Partnership Manager, as well as continuing to run choirs across the North East. She has been awarded an OBE in the 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee Honours list for Services to Music and to the community in Newcastle Upon Tyne.