In November we had our first two network meetings of the year for staff working in Schools in the City. Attendance at both events was exceptional with over 40 primary and 10 secondary schools represented showing the commitment schools have in the City to delivering effective Music education.
For the Primary meeting we presented information about the new “Deep Dive” OFSTED inspections and how these work in relation to Music.This will be followed up with termly meetings thoughout the year wth content arising from school responses and suggestions.
For the Secondary meeting we welcomed Dr Antony Anderson form Birmingham City University who presented a valuable session on Curriculum building. Our next Secondary meeting will be with a Film/TV composer and Talia Lash Education & Community Manager from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. We have opened this meeting to schools around the West Midlands and already have 5 joining us from outside the city for this exciting event.
If any schools have specific requests/suggestions for the focus of future meetings please let us know.
Dates for your diary!
Our Network meetings for 2020 are scheduled for the following dates so please add them to your diaries.
Secondary meetings (with the LPO representatives and other West Midlands schools) Wednesday 22nd January, & 26th Feb (deep dive info) 24th June 2020
Primary Meetings Wednesday 18th March & 29th April 2020
We are looking to set up more network meetings and events specifically for Special schools in the city in consultation with Lucy Burden our Special school representative on the Hub board.