Continued Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development is key to ensuring pupil receive high quality teaching. At LSMS we are proud of the CPD that we offer, knowing that it has supported many teachers and improved the music teaching for hundreds of pupils in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The feedback for the CPD last year was 99% outstanding and the impact of attending the training is visible when visiting schools and seeing and hearing children make music in their lessons.

Autumn 2020 CPD

We are pleased to inform you that we are running CPD sessions that can be accessed online. These will take the format of a 40 minute training session, followed by a 20 discussion Key Stage specific breakout rooms. This will give time to ask questions, gain support and investigate how to embed the training into your music provision and practice.

To book please click on the link below each event and we will send you the zoom link to access the training 3 working days before the training takes place.

Session 1 – Tuesday 27th October - Embedding inclusion and diversity in your teaching practice
This session, hosted by Sound Connections, will focus on key considerations for being inclusive in your teaching practice. It will provide space to reflect on social justice issues and values, and begin to consider how you embed inclusivity in the way you plan and deliver lessons. Throughout the session we will share ideas and tips about effective strategies.
To book, please click here.

Session 2 – Tuesday 10th November - Warm-Ups and Gathering Songs for all ages
Run by Ula Weber from Sing for Pleasure this session will focus on fun and effective warm ups for choirs of all ages and gathering songs to use with your singers as a way of encouraging harmony, creativity and a sense of connection.
To book, please click here

Session 3 – Tuesday 24th November - How to create Matrix videos
TBC - soon

Session 4 – Wednesday 9th December - Accessing Free Singing Resources
Led by Katy Cooper in partnership with Sing for Pleasure a really useful sessions for anyone working with singers of all ages on where to find free and copyright free singing resources.
To book, please click here

Please click on a heading below to find out more and how to book.

LSMS Primary Scheme of Work

Leicester-Shire Music Educators' Annual Conference

FREE - Music Network Meetings

Outstanding Music Subject Leadership Training

Course Description

The course will give you strategies for leadership and management including:

  • Understanding how the new Ofsted framework impacts the role of a Music Coordinator
  • Leading and managing music, including creating a school vision and policy
  • Raising standards
  • Planning scrutiny
  • Self-evaluation, improvement planning and target setting
  • Preparing for Ofsted

This course is suitable for specialist and nonspecialist music co-ordinators in the primary school and those aspiring to lead music.

Learning Outcome

  • To be well informed on the new Ofsted framework with links to music education
  • To be equipped in outstanding practice in music subject leadership
  • To know and understand the support available as new Music Subject Coordinators in leading and managing music across the school

Course Leader

Sarah Share has enjoyed Primary classroom teaching in schools in Leicester City and County and over time she has taught all primary year groups from EYFS to Year 6, including the role of Music Specialist. Sarah started working for LSMS in 2012 as the Area Music Leader for

Leicester City in which she delivered whole class ensemble tuition on the flute and supported Music Coordinators in City schools. Sarah is currently the Specialist Leader in Education (Music) at LSMS; utilising her music degree, PGCE and teaching experience to support Primary Headteachers and Music Co-ordinators in providing their pupils with high quality music provision. Sarah implemented and led the creation of the LSMS Primary Music Curriculum, supported by group of LSMS Lead Practitioners and continues to deliver the training that goes alongside the LSMS Primary Music Curriculum. Sarah also leads the SEND work at Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub, introducing and embedding a range of exciting an innovative musical opportunities in SEN schools and the Children's Hospital School. Recently she led a group of teachers in creating the LSMS SEN Scheme of Work, which was nominated as an Outstanding SEND resource in The Music Teacher Awards.

Date and Venue - Outstanding Music Subject Leadership Training
Wednesday 29th April 2020 1.00pm-4.00pm
Venue: NSPCC, 3 Gilmour Cl, Leicester LE4 1EZ

Reflection and evaluation follow up training

A good leader reflects and evaluates their practice. This session gives Music Co-ordinators the space to reflect on the learning and implementation of the Outstanding Music Subject Leadership training. During the session teachers will hold each other to account from the previous session and also have access to expert knowledge from Sarah Share,

Date and Venue - TBC


Outstanding Music Subject Leadership Training - Reflection & Evaluation Follow Up Training
£100 to include both training sessions
To book, please click here

Reflection & Evaluation Follow Up Training

"Good ideas for next steps for subject leadership Lots of information, clearly explained, time to discuss & ask questions. Sarah is very knowledgeable."

"Great to have time to focus on vision, reflect on our own policies & highlight different ways of monitoring & assessing."

"Lots of practical advice & relevant information to help lead music."

"Lots of practical, easy -to-implement ideas. Good networking & sharing of ideas. Time to reflect & write vision there & then."

In School CPD for Whole Staff

We have fully trained members of staff equipped to deliver CPD within your school or to a family of schools.

Examples of how we have already helped schools are:
• Leading staff meetings
• Modelling high quality music lessons
• Joint lesson observations with senior leaders
• Consultancy to support curriculum planning, subject review, improving teaching and learning

Bespoke consultancy to include report writing, preparation, course materials if appropriate and delivery.
Whole day £400
Half day £275
Per hour £120

Whole school training by request and/or shared by a cluster of schools

Please email for further details or guidance.

CPD - How to book places

To book a place on our CPD Training, Music Educators Conference or SEND Music Network Meeting, please use our Booking Form.

To book a place at a FREE Music Network Meeting please visit the appropriate TSA Website.

For further information on any of our CPD opportunities or if you have suggestions of training you would find useful, please email or call 0116 3050403.


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    Music Service
    Music And Culture
    LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival


  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • 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