As the lead partner for the Music Education Hub, we are committed to providing professional development opportunities for our school based colleagues and also our network of practitioners.
Our approach to CPD takes many forms: across primary phase we host practical sessions led by our team of music education specialists, targeting both non-specialist and the more experienced teachers. In secondary, our colleagues each receive a Personal development bursary to progress their interests.
Where possible we offer an embedded approach where CPD and teacher support is included within the delivery of our projects and programmes such as First Access. Team teaching, observation and the sharing of skills are integrated across many strands of our work.
Throughout 20/21 we hosted a range of online, Zoom and MS Team offers across all phases, which proved to be popular and convenient for teachers in exceptionally challenging circumstances. Our CPD offer in 2021/22 has been completely rethought and is being carefully targeted depending on individual teacher’s experience and confidence level. It continues to be a blended model of both online skills sharing, networking and discussion, and in person to help develop confidence levels.
We are excited to revive the Primary Skills Day at Bournemouth and Poole College in the Autumn term, an event which in previous years, has been a roaring success attracting a lot of positive feedback on the impact it had.
The practitioners that SoundStorm works with come from a diverse musical and educational background…