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Music in schools: sound partnerships

Eight effective music education partnerships (October 2012)

The schools featured in this case study booklet exemplify good practice in building effective partnerships to improve access and raise achievement in music for all groups of pupils.

Our partnership work delivering Core Role 1 in Crich Junior school features in this report, which is summarised below:. 

Part B: Eight effective music education partnerships
Case study 1: Crich Junior School with the Derbyshire City & County Music Partnership*

Crich Junior is a small school in the heart of the Peak District, with only 51 pupils on roll at the time of Ofsted's good practice visit.

This case study shows how, through working with the Derbyshire City & County Music Partnership* and through engagement with local musicians and parent volunteers, music has become central to the life of the school and wider community.

Because of high expectations from the headteacher and regular quality assurance by the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership through the local authorities' Quality Mark scheme, standards are high with every single pupil involved in classroom and ensemble work, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs."

( * this is the previous name for Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership)

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