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Can I say that? An exploration of the language, content and approach we might use to diversify the music curriculum

Thursday 27 January 2022

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Online via Zoom

Course leader: Jenetta Hurst curated by Brenda Rattray

This session with experienced classroom teacher Jenetta Hurst is an opportunity to reflect on what’s taken place in our work with learners over the past term, and plan for the year ahead.

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During this session you will

  • Discover resources for delivering an increasingly inclusive music curriculum
  • Discuss approaches to incorporating the contributions of diverse musicians into your current curriculum / repertoire throughout the year
  • Gain support for teachers and practitioners to confidently use appropriate language around diversity
  • Consider what this all means for the children and young people that we teach

The intention is for you to

  • Have a space to discuss the experiences of your learners
  • Have the space to ask questions about the language used in our learning environments
  • Identify your call to action in diversifying your curriculum and repertoire

This session will be relevant for those working with learners aged 7 – 16 (Key stages 2 – 4)

Who is it for?

  • Primary and secondary music teachers / leaders
  • Peripatetic / instrumental / vocal teachers
  • Workshop leaders / practitioners working in schools
  • Music Education Hub / music education organisation staff / leaders working in schools

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£25 – Individuals/freelancers; £35 – Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k; £45 – Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k*

*We have a number of bursary places available on our training programme for individuals who have lost income as a result of the pandemic or other circumstances. Please email  with a request for a training bursary.


Jenetta Hurst (she/her)

Jenetta Hurst is a music specialist with 16 years’ experience working in secondary schools in a range of settings. Jenetta is currently Head of Department for Music in a large secondary school in East London, and is a former senior leader. Jenetta graduated from UCL Institute of Education with the MA Leadership in 2019 and her interest in staff development sees her heading up the Teacher Studio for PMLL’s Every Copy Counts Campaign. Jenetta is also an Honorary Member of the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Twitter:@MsHurstMusic
Instagram: @thecreative_educator

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