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SEND Schools

Welcome to the Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service SEND page

Our vision for SEND;

• To give pupils in SEN settings access to musical activities & live experiences.
• To create a traded package that can be offered to SEN schools to allow for sustainability
• All pupils have access to quality Music curriculum in school

LSMS works closely with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub partners to enable us to offer high quality music-making experiences to SEND pupils and ensure our pupils reach their full potential.

LSMS have highly experienced Lead Practitioners who, alongside their current school teaching role deliver bespoke LSMS in SEND schools and offer support to other SEND schools in Leicester City and Leicestershire.

We share updates and useful training at the termly network meetings. Please visit out Music Network Meetings page and book your FREE place using our online booking system. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

LSMS strive to ensure there is equality and inclusivity at the heart of their work in music education. We are always keen to hear new ideas on ways to expand our work with SEND pupils.

Sarah Share is the Lead for SEN music education at LSMS and works closely with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub partners to enable us to offer high quality music-making experiences to SEND pupils and ensure our pupils reach their full potential.

If you have an initiative that you would like to involve LSMS in please email LSMSteaching@leics.gov.uk


Please click on a heading below to access further information.

Get your SEND School Learning an Instrument / Singing

SEND Music Curriculum

SEND Partnership Work

SEND Schools Music Technology

SEND Network Meetings

Lead Practitioners for SEND Schools

SEND Opportunities & Resources

Artsmark

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.

Leicester-Shire Music Education 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 Ensemble 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 LSMS 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.

The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education

The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education is the only guide of its kind in the UK. Compiled by Emma Lines (Drake Music Scotland) and Jonathan Westrup (Drake Music). Through partnership with the Music Education Council ASN/SEND Working Group, the aim of the document is to provide a one-stop-shop signposting to organisations, initiatives, research documents and more around the subject of accessible music education.

Please click here to access The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education

SPLASH! - for SEND Schools from The Mighty Creatives

In the East Midlands, children and young people with learning disabilities are being failed: there are nowhere near enough exceptional arts and creative opportunities for them and their families to experience and a lack of job opportunities for disabled artists. The perceptions of what children and young people with learning disabilities can achieve artistically, are quite often limited by ill-informed beliefs.


We're doing something about that in the East Midlands. We will be shaking the region up with Splash! - a new participatory arts programme held around the waterways of the region, led by Diverse City with the UK's professional integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies. We'll be making waves for better inclusion and representation for arts organisations, schools, businesses and families across the region over the next two years and we want to get you on board.

We would like to invite you to join become a Splash! school. Joining this network is FREE and offers fantastic opportunities for East Midlands SEND pupils and teachers. There are 3 levels, please pick a level you feel would be the best fit for your staff and students:

Splash! School Level 1 Access to Splash! School resources and support.

Splash! School Level 2 Access to Splash! School resources and support.
Attending/hosting workshops with the Splash! artists, arranged by the local coordinating venue.

Splash! School Level 3 Access to Splash! School resources and support.
Attending/hosting workshops with the Splash! artists, arranged by the local coordinating venue.
A Splash! Artist in Residence is arranged for your school.

All levels will have access to free CPD, networking and training as part of signing up. You will also have access to Artsmark and Arts Award opportunities.

How to register your interest.
If you would like to become a Splash! School, please email: info@themightycreatives.com
In your email please indicate the following:
Your school's details: Name of School, Main Email Address, Postal Address.
The details of your staff member responsible for Splash! engagement: Name, Email, Telephone Number.
The Splash Level you wish to engage with.

If you have indicated that you are interested in Level 2 or Level 3 engagement, you will then be directed to your local Splash! Venue Partner, who will support you with engaging with the programme. There will be a range of opportunities to network with other schools, with other partners and to receive valuable resources throughout the programme – as well as enjoying the benefits of having access to an award-winning artistic team Diverse City, who are committed to diversity and equality in the arts.

If you would like to discuss becoming a Splash! School further, or would like more information on Artsmark and/or Arts Award, please contact the team at The Mighty Creatives: 0116 2616834
artsmark@themightycreatives.com


The Mighty Creatives are leading the Splash! consortium which includes; Attenborough Arts Centre, Graeae Theatre Company, Canal and Riverside Trust, Curve (Leicester Theatre Trust), Deda, Lincoln Drill Hall, NEO Learning, Nottingham Playhouse, Royal and Derngate Theatre, University of Derby, Hubbub Theatre.

Partners

  • Arts
    70th Logo
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival
    ArtsMark

Partners

  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain