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Inspire Events

Taking the form of seminars, conferences and networking, Inspire Events offer teachers and the wider music education community the chance to come together and share best practice and research around burning issues. Inspire Events offer a platform for provocation, discussion and networking as well as further musical experiences. Our series of Inspire Events has now come to a close.

Preparing all pupils for Key Stage 4

Living Room, City Hall
Wednesday 12 November 2014, 4.30pm-7.30pm

This twilight session will focus on how you can develop strategies to support all KS3 pupils to achieve the next steps in their musical learning. It will highlight recent work around musical progression, opportunities for young people in the capital and the implications of changes to GCSE Music.

This event is now CLOSED. You can view a Storify summary of the event made up of Tweets and photos here.

Click here to read Keith Evans’ (Programme Supervisor for Teach Through Music) provocation and keynote speech: ‘Does Music at KS3 prepare students for GCSE and other pathways at KS4?’

Principles of musical assessment

Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Tuesday 25 November 2014, 5.00pm-8.00pm

This twilight session will offer a forum for debate and sharing of approaches to assessment and progression. Teachers will be invited to explore new assessment and progression models including a framework devised  by Dr Alison Daubney (University of Sussex) and Professor Martin Fautley (Birmingham City University).

This event is now CLOSED. You can view a Storify summary of the event made up of Tweets and photos here.

Click here to download Martin and Ally’s PowerPoint presentation slides.

Below is video footage (in two parts) of the session:

London’s cultural offer

Southbank Centre
Monday 2 February 2015, 9.30am-4.30pm

This one-day event will bring together individuals and organisations to explore how teachers can enrich the new KS3 music curriculum through engagement with London’s world-class music offer. There will be opportunities to hear from both teachers and pupils on how projects have enhanced and supported learning, as well as a chance to meet and network with a range of music organisations and cultural venues in a ‘Cultural Organisations Marketplace’. These cultural organisations will be keen to hear from teachers as to how how they can better support Key Stage 3 music in London.

This event is now CLOSED. You can view a Storify summary of the event made up of Tweets and photos here.

Click here to download Teach Through Music Fellow Frank Marshall’s PowerPoint presentation on ‘Art as a stimulus for musical thought and creativity at Key Stage 3′

Click here to download Teach Through Music Fellow Katie Hasler’s PowerPoint presentation on ‘Collaboration through composition: building creative partnerships in response to concerts’

Click here to download ‘Sounds of the City’ – a unit of the London Curriculum written and presented by Owen Bourne, Head of Music at Stoke Newington School

Making the case for music in schools

Barbican Centre
Wednesday 18 March 2015, 9.30am-4.10pm

Now, more than ever, teachers need to be advocates and champions for music in schools. This one-day symposium will bring together head teachers, school music teachers and key campaigners to debate and exchange ideas. Best practice will be shared across schools through open discussion and the presentation of case studies. The event will also focus on how Music Hubs and cultural organisations can support teachers to creatively promote excellent musical learning to senior leadership, governors, parents and policy makers alike.

This event is now CLOSED. You can view a Storify summary of the event made up of Tweets and photos here.

Resources (click on the links to download):

Watch the film that Peter Romhany (Head of Music at Morpeth School) showed in his workshop: Raising Aspirations Through Collaborative Partnership…

Raising musical standards for all at Key Stage 3

Royal Academy of Music
Wednesday 13 May 2015, 5.30pm-8.30pm

Practical and useful solutions in supporting every child in your classroom. A number of related topics will be covered including engaging less motivated learners and designing schemes of work that engage different pupils’ needs and musical experience. This twilight event will focus on exemplary practice in London schools and include opportunities to network, share and learn with other KS3 teachers. This event is curated by Rob Wells.

This event is now CLOSED. You can view a Storify summary of the event made up of Tweets and photos here.

Principles of musical assessment

Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich
Tuesday 16 June 2015, 5.00pm-8.00pm

This twilight session will offer a forum for debate and sharing of approaches to assessment and progression. Teachers will be invited to explore new assessment and progression models including a framework devised  by Dr Alison Daubney (University of Sussex) and Professor Martin Fautley (Birmingham City University).

Teacher feedback from November’s seminar:

“We are undergoing a departmental review of levels and assessment in music as a consequence of the seminar.”

“We’re in the process of re-designing Key Stage 3 assessment across the school at the moment, and I’ve been acting on the whole-school working party. The Inspire Event gave me a lot of ideas to take forward to our working party meetings, and gave me some good ideas for principles of assessment on which to build our new assessment frameworks.”

This event is now CLOSED.

Click here to download Martin and Ally’s PowerPoint presentation slides.

For a complete refresher – scroll up to watch a video recording of November 2014’s session!

Final conference

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Laban Building
Friday 10 July 2015, 9.30am-5.00pm

This will be the culmination of the Teach Through Music programme, and will feature inspiring speeches, case studies encompassing the work of participating KS3 music teachers throughout the programme, musical performances, and a celebration of best practice in music education.

This event is now CLOSED.

Click here to view a Storify summary of the event made up of Tweets and photos.

Inspire Events
Funded by:
  • Funder-Department-for-Eduction
  • Funder-Mayor-of-London
Delivered by:
  • Partner-Trinity-Laban
In partnership with:
  • Partner-Sound-Connections
  • Partner-Trinity-College-London
  • Partner-Barbican
  • Partner-University-of-Greenwich
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