Sharing good practice in music teaching

Partner: St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, Headington, Oxford
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Music

Our Prep School Head of Music organises and hosts termly twilight teachmeet sessions for class teachers from local primary schools, with the aim of sharing her resources and improving the standard of music teaching in these schools. During 2018 these sessions were attended by teachers from ten local primary schools.

Aims of the project


For music leaders to meet and share good ideas and resources. To empower teachers in charge of the music curriculum at their school to come up with new ideas which will benefit the whole school.

The benefit is for schools to have a more positive and active music curriculum.

Background and goals

The opportunity was identified by Headington Prep School's Head of Music, Amy Evetts.  

Resources

AE needs time to plan the meetings and require cover to give the meetings. The sessions are held in the Prep school music department, usually from 2.30-5pm meaning very minimal cover is required for all.

The courses are free to the teachers involved.

 

Impact

During 2018 these sessions were attended by teachers from ten local primary schools, and attendees have provided feedback that describes the sessions as ‘incredibly useful’ and ‘very accessible’. Attendees have reported increased confidence and are implementing new teaching strategies and schemes of work in their schools.

Pupil involvement

No Headington School pupils are involved.

Frequency and duration

Termly and on-going.