Wolverhampton Music Service is launching brand new out of school music sessions for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Sessions will be run by Big Top Musical Adventures and have been devised following consultation with schools and local parents. From March there will be weekly term time sessions for children with autism/social anxiety and parents, carers and siblings of these children. There will also be additional sessions with a change of focus each week targeted at specific ages and needs, to broaden access to music for all. Sessions are due to start on Tuesdays from 7th March at Action for Independence, Albert Road and will include groups for under 11’s, for children and young people with MLD, SLD, PMLD and complex needs, and for those with Autism.
The Music Service’s EDI Lead and Assistant Head, Sarah Tulley, said “I’m delighted about the launch of our new inclusive music sessions, which will enable more children and young people to access meaningful music making. The Music Service is part of the City Council’s Educational Excellence team, and we work together to understand priorities for embedding inclusion in our teaching and learning. We are trying to remove barriers for young people, and we are working with Big Top Musical Adventures along with schools, parents and carers, to tailor the sessions so that they are as engaging and enjoyable as possible.”
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