Continuing Professional Development

Each year we schedule both external and in house Charanga training – your designated coordinator will be in touch with details of any opportunity as and when it arises.

During lockdown and summer term, Charanga was an invaluable tool for home learners with a huge spike of student YuMu registrations (400 to in excess of 8000 within a matter of weeks). As a result and in response to recent feedback of confidence levels in using the resource,  a series of FREE remote CPD sessions were arranged, including support on some of the more advanced features of Charanga focused on getting the most out of ‘My Workspace’ and YuMu. We had a fantastic response from teachers, with over 40 of them getting involved! Click on the links below to access these training guides.

Updated this year and in line with regular Charanga updates, our guidance for newcomers to Charanga can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

For the more experienced Charanga user…

During summer, our Music and Cultural Education Coordinator Jo, held a remote ‘Intermediate level’ CPD for Primary teachers on getting to grips with Charanga’s My Workspace functions. In response to recent feedback from members, the aim was to assist teachers in their understanding of using the tool effectively. It included how to save resources, how to create and organise lessons, units and their student groups and ideas on how they might like to share, organise and set activities during lockdown. This was communicated directly to all member Infant and Primary music coordinators and was also offered to any teacher within their schools, as we appreciate that responsibility to deliver music is often shared.

Wanted to come along but missed it? Never fear – see below! My Workspace was the first session of a 2-part CPD – the second of which focussed on specific resources.

Part 2 of our Intermediate training covered some of Jo’s favourite Charanga resources, outside of the Scheme section (or our ‘Top Resources’). The aim was to assist teachers in their understanding of some of Charanga’s hidden gems and provide ideas on how they might be able to use them for their home learning activities. Now we’re back, they’re still useful! 

As with the My Workspace session, this was communicated directly to all Infant and Primary school music coordinators and was offered out to any teacher within their schools. Click on the link below to be taken to the training guide.


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