National Plan for Music Education

"The National Plan for Music Education (NPME): The Importance of Music" sets out four core and three extension roles for the delivery of music education in the UK.

The National Plan for Music Education (NPME), published in November 2011, sets out the four core roles and three extension roles which, locally, Music Education Hubs are responsible for delivering with schools.

Core roles

1. Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.

2. Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.

3. Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.

4. Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

Extension Roles 

1. Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.

2. Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.

3. Provide access to large scale and / or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and / or venues.

How does the Derbyshire Music Education Hub meet these roles?

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How does the Derbyshire Music Education Hub meet the core and extension roles of the National Plan for Music Education (NPME): The Importance of Music?