This professional development day is for education/project managers in arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs and others who are interested in developing new ways to engage with music in schools at Key Stage 3.
KS3 music is the highest level at
which music education is a statutory entitlement for all young people in UK
state schools. However, many music teachers struggle to make the KS3 classroom
the dynamic and musical learning environment they wish it to be and arts
organisations often report facing significant challenges in engaging with
teachers and school music at KS3.
This workshop builds on debates
between cultural organisations and teachers that took place as part of the
Teach Through Music KS3 Music professional development programme (2014-15). It
provides a forum for cultural partners to gain further insight into learning
from Teach Through Music from the Project Director and a participating
teacher – to share experiences and think creatively about next steps in
developing the role of arts and cultural organisations in supporting KS3 Music.
Participants can expect to deepen
their understanding of KS3 music in London schools and the priorities of
teachers before taking time to consider ways of engaging with schools. The
afternoon will focus on professional learning and how this can be embedded in
relationships between cultural organisations and schools.
This workshop is led by Trinity
Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as part of the Music Excellence London
partnership. It is open to all, including organisations outside of London and
those not previously involved in Teach Through Music or Music Excellence
Arts / Cultural Organisations: