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Engagement opportunities for schools

Music provision, opportunities and information for all schools across Derby and Derbyshire.

Music Education Hubs deliver musical activities in schools and ensemble activities with a joined-up approach involving local authorities, music services, other music education providers and communities. All work together to deliver the National Plan for Music Education.

Music during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are committed to ensuring that musical activity is safe to undertake in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. See our Guidance for schools page for the latest advice and updates for singing, whole-class and instrumental teaching.

CPD for school teachers

CPD services and courses for Infant, Junior and Primary school teachers (Foundation and KS1 and 2)
CPD services and courses for secondary school teachers

Featured items and pages...

Book your programme for 2021-22 Our 30-week programmes of whole class instrumental teaching, delivered by specially trained teachers, can be a valuable part of your school’s recovery plan
CPD for KS1 and 2 teachers and teaching assistants A modular CPD course designed to build the confidence of non-specialist teachers to deliver the National Curriculum for Music
An exciting alternative to singing using Makaton signs, supporting schools to experience the benefits of singing whilst extra control measures are in place
Big drums, big sticks, big smiles! Bespoke Japanese-style drumming workshops for special schools
We have put together activities for each stage of education that could be done at home to enable musical learning to continue during times pupils may be self-isolating or not attending school.
The Derbyshire Songbook is an exciting and brand new classroom resource for singing - free to schools when they sign up to a Derbyshire Songbook Project
A modern, easy-to-use online resource to help teach primary music. The Derbyshire Music Education Hub is pleased to be offering 10% off licences for Derby and Derbyshire schools.
Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.
A song for Derbyshire − a newly-commissioned song especially for pupils and young musicians in Derby and Derbyshire.
Music Excellence Partner status is awarded to schools in Derbyshire and Derby City which demonstrate good practice in supporting the delivery and development of music provision.
All Derby and Derbyshire schools have access to Music Partnership instrumental and vocal teaching and instrument loan services.
The Ofsted Report, 'Music in Schools: what hubs must do' concerns the impact that, from April 2014, Music Education Hubs are required have on leading improvements on the delivery of music curriculum in schools.