Music Hub Presentation

The Importance of
Paul Davies
Head of Doncaster Music Education Hub
National Review of Music Education in
England 2011
• February 2011- Full Review of music education in England
• November 2011- National Plan for Music “The Importance of
• February 2012- Music Hub bid process
• September 2012- 123 Hubs across England
• Change of funding and priorities
Music Hub Core Roles
• Ensure that every child aged 5 to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical
instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching
programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly
tuition on the same instrument.
• Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early
• Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all
young people.
• Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and
that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
Music Hub Extension Roles
Offer continuing professional development to school staff,
particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
• Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision
for those on low incomes.
• Provide access to large-scale and/or high-quality music experiences
for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues. This
may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities
available to schools, parents/carers and students.
Ofsted Review Nov 2013
• November 2013- review of Music Hubs impact
• Head Teachers and Governors responsible for music
curriculum within schools
• Hubs to have challenging conversations with schools
• Hubs to produce a School engagement plan
The Added Value music
• Extensive research over the years has clearly highlighted the
added value that music brings to both the academic and social
development of children
• Improved Academic Attainment- in areas such as numeracy,
literacy, and language and listening skills.
• Social Value of music-Increased self reliance, confidence, self
-esteem, sense of achievements and ability to relate to others.
• Improved behaviour and attendance
Key questions for Governors ?
Does you school have a music strategy?
Does your school have a singing strategy?
Does your school have a music co-ordinator?
Is music education accessible to all pupils across all year
groups within your school? “and not just for the privileged
few who can afford it”
• Are there clear pathways for progression and transition?
• Is your school aware of the role of Doncaster Music Education
“Make music part of your school”