Alban Education are delighted to work with Herts Music Service for this year’s network giving teachers of music a chance to get together to discuss current issues and changes in the music curriculum.
Face to face twilight sessions will be held from 4pm to 5.30pm at either Mid Herts Music Centre or Sandringham School on the following dates:
- Session 1: Wednesday, 6th March 2024
Mid Herts Centre for Music and Arts – Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield, AL10 0PS
‘Embedding creativity in composing in the KS3 curriculum’ – Sally Nicholson
A tension exists between teaching the rules of composing and helping students to think creatively. However, research shows students can discover composing concepts naturally through playing with sound.
- Session 2: Wednesday, 19th June 2024 – venue tbc
This network is £20 for two sessions or £10 per session.
Who is this course for?
Teachers of Music, Primary and Secondary
Areas of focus
- Networking and sharing good practice
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in music
- Technology in the music classroom
- Discussion of music pedagogy
- Bespoke music CPD
- Moderation of performing and composing course work
Meet the facilitator
Emma Beaton, Director of Learning for Music, Sandringham School
Emma Beaton has over 25 years of teaching experience across all key stages (including primary phases). Emma is a keen advocate of blended learning techniques and has led several workshops for colleagues and at seminars on this topic. Emma is an experienced facilitator/trainer and also works for Olevi, the Nationally CPD accreditor. Emma is passionate about music and arts education for all and hopes to inspire you with the confidence to plan and deliver an exciting music curriculum and give you the tools you need for longevity in the teaching world!
Sally Nicholson, Subject Lead for Music – Haileybury Turnford School
Sally Nicholson is currently subject lead for music at Haileybury Turnford School in Hertfordshire, where she has taught for 10 years. She serves on the board of Hertfordshire Music Education Forum and recently completed the Listen Imagine Compose master’s degree in music education with Birmingham City University and Sound and Music.