Hub roles

Specific roles for Music Education Hubs

Core roles – those which we should prioritise

  • First Access: Ensure that every child aged 5 –18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes.
  • Ensembles: Provide children and young people with opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage in their musical learning.
  • Progression Routes: Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people so they can continue with their music.
  • Singing: Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available and accessible in the area.
  • School Music Education Planning (SMEP): Develop a School Music Education Plan that articulates milestones and outcomes in work with schools. Schools encouraged to adopt a strategic approach to music education where sustained activity is firmly established to enable continued progress.

Extension roles – those which we also aim to cover

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Offer CPD to school staff, tutors, music leaders and managers as they deliver music.
  • Instruments:Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
  • Inspirational Experiences: Provide access to large scale and high quality music experiences for children and young people, in collaboration with professional musicians and venues.