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We’re working hard collating and analysing the findings so far from the mapping we’ve done through our Taking Off progression routes project, and we look forward to sharing more at the conference. The next phase of the project involves a series of action research projects including:
- The young person’s perspective on progression – led by freelance consultant Oli Kluzcewski. Young researchers from Wired4Music, Heart n Soul, Kinetika Bloco and Raw Material will be at the conference to share their stories and findings.
- The role of the ‘progressions support worker’ – led by Hermione Jones from the Irene Taylor Trust. If this interests you particularly, you might like to take part in Hermione’s workshop at the conference.
- Measuring soft outcomes with young people in challenging circumstances– led by Julian Knight from Creative Futures
- Supporting ‘next step’ organisations (those who don’t have a specialist focus on working with young people in challenging circumstances) to recruit and effectively engage vulnerable young people – led by Catherine Carter from Fairbeats. You can find out more about the progression routes work that has led to this project here.
In the meantime, we’re enjoying a fascinating journey of our own, following others also part of the big musical progression conversation. We recommend:
A new and important report written by Sarah Derbyshire MBE on behalf of the RPS:
Ben Sandbrook’s extensive and fascinating work on progression routes and environments, including work in partnership with Awards for Young Musicians:
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,