Music Partnership North Primary Network Day, 27th March 2018
East Bedlington Community Centre
9.15am – 3.15pm
There is still time to sign up for this music specific primary network event. These days are both informative and interactive and you will come away with new ideas and resources to inspire you.
Please see some of the comments from people who attended last year:
” I will use something from every session, very helpful and practical” “Excellent resources, practical and fun tools.” ” Great ideas to try out in the classroom, great to chat with fellow music teachers and it was great that sessions were delivered by different people, kept me interested!” ” Ideas that are easy to learn and incorporate into school”
Places are limited so please book now to ensure your attendance. All relevant information and links to the booking form are at the bottom of this email.
The day will include:
Find out how one Northumberland school achieved Platinum Sing Up status and learn about the impact that embedded, daily singing had – raising expectations of behaviour and creating a positive, happy ethos throughout school.
Presented by Amanda Bennett, Headteacher, Seaton Sluice First School, along with some of her young singing leaders.
LCEPs have been set up across the country to improve access to cultural education for all children and young people. Find out who makes up your local LCEP, what their goals are and how they intend to achieve them, and what links they are making with schools to help direct opportunities to where they are most needed.
The session will look at assessment methods and different ways of monitoring progress in the classroom. Facilitated by Mrs. S. Scott, leader of music and performance at
Stocksfield Avenue Primary School
Chris Sharkey is a Gateshead-born musician who has spent the last 20 years at the cutting-edge of jazz and improvised music in the UK. Alongside his career as a performer, he has developed an approach to learning and participation based on an inclusive, experimental approach that prioritises the input of the group and the creation of new work.
Along with a focus on improvisation, Chris often works with modern digital performance / recording equipment and techniques. These instruments and approaches can make participation more immediate with results that can often sound closer to music young people listen to outside of school.
Chris will deliver a short workshop demonstrating some of these techniques and show how commercially available software and relatively cheap hardware can aid in the achievement of successful and relevant learning experiences for young people.
Queens Hall Arts in Hexham have been working with schools in their area to help discover the arts through a shortened version of the current Discover module which can frame and enhance already planned musical or arts activities. Delivered by Amanda Gould Engagement and Development Manager.
Friday Afternoons is about encouraging young people to sing. Their newly composed songs and support material aim to help teachers develop their students’ skills – as performers, listeners and composers. This highly practical vocal workshop will introduce the Friday Afternoons project, develop vocal leadership skills and explore innovative and exciting ways to use the material and supporting resources to develop creative responses. Presented by Emily Barden, Snape Maltings/Friday Afternoons
The cost for the day is £40 per person including lunch and all resources.
For Northumberland Schools please click here to book a place
If you have any queries please contact Jacky Craig 01670 624040 Jacqueline.Craig@
Postal address for payment: Music Partnership North, Wansbeck Workspace, Rotary Parkway, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8QZ