Charanga Musical School: CPD and training sessions

Charanga − winner of the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence: Best Digital Resource − are offering free CPD and training sessions to school teachers in Derby and Derbyshire (Reception up to Y6 and including SEND)
Derbyshire Music Education Hub

As part of the continued support for music education in Derby and Derbyshire, Charanga and the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership are offering CPD and training to discover how Charanga Musical Schools can fully support modern music teaching. 


Charanga Musical School is a modern, exciting digital resource designed to help teach primary music. It provides teachers with week-by-week lessons for each year group in the school from Reception to Year 6 and is:

  • A complete new music scheme for the curriculum
  • Suitable for generalist and specialist teachers
  • High-quality and cost-effective, with excellent use of ICT
  • Recommended by over 100 Music Hubs and used in over 7,500 schools
  • Reinforces continuous genuine music-making as desired by Ofsted

Introduction CPD events 

This introduction to Musical School is a practical session which will give you fresh, new ideas for your music lessons. Both the Musical School programme and this introduction training event are perfect for specialist and non-specialist teachers. 

  • Date  20 November 2018, 4.00 − 5.30pm
  • Venue  Fairmeadows Foundation Primary, Fairfield Crescent, Newhall, Swadlincote DE11 0SW
  • Book your place  Reserve your place on the Charanga website (limited to 3 per school)

  • Date  22 November 2018, 4.00 − 5.30pm
  • Venue  North Wingfield Primary, Chesterfield Road, North Wingfield S42 5LE
  • Book your place  Reserve your place on the Charanga website (limited to 3 per school)

Advanced CPD 

This advanced CPD event is a practical session for those already familiar with Charanga Musical School wanting to extend their use and knowledge of the programme. We will explore the vast range of resources in the Freestyle section, the Assessment Framework, Charanga Sing and how to get the best from My Workspace, inlcluding creating and sharing lessons with your classes.

  • Date  21 November 2018, 4.00 − 5.30pm
  • Venue  Croft Infant School, Marshall Street, Alfreton DE55 7BW 
  • Book your place  Reserve your place on the Charanga website (limited to 3 per school)

SEND-focussed CPD 

This Musical School CPD event is aimed at all those teaching music in a SEND setting. As well as exploring the award-winning Anyone Can Play SEND Scheme and SEND Freestyle, we will look at the wide range of resources within Musical School that can be adapted to suit your pupils. 

  • Date  29 November 2018, 4.00 − 5.30pm
  • Venue  Ashgate Croft Special School, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4BN
  • Book your place  Reserve your place on the Charanga website (limited to 3 per school)