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Make the case for Music Kevin Rogers and Henry Vann

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The context • Accountability: ROCK

– League tables – Ofsted

• Budgets: – Reduced staffing – Reduced KS4 /KS5

HEADTEACHERS HARD PLACE

• Heads want strong music: they need help ism.org


Quality: parents / students will demand good music remains ‘excellence in • Curriculum strength is musical learning vital to a good music dept. by all, through uncompromising expectations • Student interviews can and musical provide powerful evidence passion from the teachers’ • Parental letters get noticed ‘it is inappropriate to • Community feedback consider a choice between music for the • Teaching: creative, elite and music for all: it imaginative, inclusive has to be for everyone’

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Value, not cost: in school • If the school is funding aspects of the music department’s work, how widely does the benefit spread? • Headteachers / governors must recognise that COST is not the same as the VALUE across the school • But we need to prove it . . . ism.org


Value, not cost: all students must benefit • Do all students hear music played by students for: – Assemblies – Informal concerts – Formal concerts

• Do all students benefit from the expertise of instrumentalists/singers in MOST class lessons? ism.org


Value, not cost: the impact on students • Who is involved: – SEND, looked after, PP, etc.

• Instrumental learning • Ensemble participation • Event impact: your school and the local Hub • Student testimonies – dyslexic, autistic students ism.org


Value, not cost: the wider community • School community: – do you say ‘yes’ to requests for music at school events?

• Local community: – does it expect school music at local events?

• Publicity machine:

‘Music has become the lifeblood of the school ’

‘The music department contributes strongly to the ‘spiritual communions’ of the school: it positively affects SMSC and pride in the school’

– Parents will choose schools with good music

‘Developing a strong music provision has changed the culture of the school’

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The research basis • Brain research: – Choose information that sits well with the SLT’s values and approach to education – Memory work: • dementia and music research • learning facts through song • 29 index references to memory ism.org


The research basis • Research on: – learning an instrument

– In Harmony; Kodaly; etc – positive progress 8 scores at secondary ism.org


The research basis • The Power of Music – Professor Susan Hallam – Available from Music Education Council

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The research basis • ‘Soft skills’ research Hampshire Music GCSE leaflet: – Cultural issues in a fragmented society – Creativity . . . . but your curriculum must deliver!

• Business / industry requirements • Mental health issues: especially singing ism.org


The research basis • Social impact – Cross-age collaboration – Community choral group

• Leadership skills – music ambassadors – the music team (buddies) – technical / recording / PA leaders – Arts Award ism.org


Clarity of arguments for all aspects of music education Curriculum music

Instrumental and vocal learning; ensembles

Musical ‘events’ and opportunities

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Some tips from other teachers • Ofsted inspections, these can help. • Your school’s SEF. – Ofsted's Preparing a school self-evaluation

• Parents and carers – your friends. • Excellent teaching. • Seek help when it is needed – nationally and locally. • Never give up. ism.org


The National Context • Your music education hub • Ofsted – are they now a friend? – Opposing a truncated KS3

– And the evidence supports this 2-year KS3: L5+ 69.8% L6+ 12.7% L7+ 0% 3-year KS3: L5+ 92.7% L6+ 47.0% L7+ 9.6% (Hampshire figures, 2012)

– And their framework supports you.

• EBacc, Progress 8 and Bacc for the Future

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The National Context • ISM / ISM Trust Certificates. • Careers and employability: HESA, Deloitte, IBM, UBS and more • Colleagues everywhere will be there to help – have a look at the ISM blog

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Over to you: • What are your tips? • What else can you do? • Do you have any questions?

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Kevin Rogers Hampshire County Council’s Music Service and ISM Council Member Henry Vann Head of External Affairs henry.vann@ism.org 020 7313 9327 ism.org

Make the case for Music  

On Thursday 22 March 2018 Kevin Rogers, County Music Inspector for Hampshire and a Council Member of the ISM and Henry Vann, Head of Externa...

Make the case for Music  

On Thursday 22 March 2018 Kevin Rogers, County Music Inspector for Hampshire and a Council Member of the ISM and Henry Vann, Head of Externa...