Engagement, Inclusivity and Impact – A Music Department’s journey with technology
The integration of technology in education has paved the way for countless success stories, and the story of Simon Balle All-through School’s music department is no exception. It showcases how the introduction of technology has transformed the delivery of traditional classroom music within a cutting-edge, thriving hub of creativity, learning, and musical excellence.
Context, Challenges, Discovery, Impact
Warlingham School and Sixth Form College is a mixed, 11-18 school and college on the Surrey/Croydon borders, bringing together a range of rich and culturally diverse communities. ‘Wide Horizons, High Aspirations’ encapsulates the ethos of the school with its ambition to make the core values of Courage, Commitment, and Kindness a reality every day.
A Strategic Deployment of Cloud Technology - St Augustine’s College – Sydney
St Augustine’s College – Sydney is a comprehensive 5-12 Catholic school for boys in New South Wales with both Primary and Secondary Schools. The school is passionate about rigour and high achievement, creating a culture of learning and respect, with the students at the heart of everything the school does. Music is an important part of the school’s daily life as an academic subject and a co-curricular opportunity for students.
An Innovative Initiative to Support Schools Across Lancashire
Lancashire Music Education Hub (LMEH) brings together a diverse range of organisations to develop musical opportunities for young people. For many young people these experiences will be a vital and enriching part of their lives, helping them to progress their talents, enhance learning whilst supporting their health and wellbeing.
In Conversation with Mark Aitchison, Head of Music
Tell me about your background as a music teacher – where you started from and what brought you to Droitwich Spa High School?
Developing a Modernised Learning Environment
Annie Arguropulo-Palmer, Former Subject Leader for Music at University of Birmingham School, began her career at Pimlico Academy as Head of Music following completion of a PGCE at the Institute of Education. After six years there, she decided to return to her roots in Birmingham where she was recruited to lead Music in a brand new school. What an opportunity!
Life in my Music Department at The Windsor Boy's School - James Manwaring
Life in a music department is never dull. Every day is different, and there are always highlights, challenges and surprises. The life of a music teacher is therefore also never dull, and I love working every day in a lively and thriving department.
A Trust-wide Digitial Learning Strategy for Music
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) is a network of 34 schools – 22 Primary Schools, 11 Secondary Schools and one Special School. This represents over 1,000 teachers and 13,500 students. Music Education and extracurricular enrichment activities are at the core of every school across the Trust.