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Music Excellence London Teacher Advocates

Music Excellence London is a new 18-month programme of continuing professional development (CPD), support and inspiration for London’s Key Stage 3 music teachers. It is led by Sound Connections, in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Music Mark, Barbican Guildhall, and University of Greenwich, and it is funded by the Greater London Authority through its London Schools Excellence Fund. It draws on the learning of both the Teach Through Music and Peer to Peer programmes, which ran concurrently over 2014-15, and engaged teachers from every borough in London. We have recruited 15 Teacher Advocates who will lead a new network of music teachers, host TeachMeets in their schools, and contribute to curriculum development of the programme. The aim of the Teacher Advocate role is to move forward the discussion on professional development of music teachers in the capital, through activity designed by teachers for teachers.


The Teacher Advocates are:

Katy Ambrose, The Sydney Russell School (Barking & Dagenham)

Rachel Barnes, Hackney New School (Hackney)

Steven Berryman, City of London School for Girls (City of London)

Erica Blackler, Dunraven School (Lambeth)

Paul Christmas, Woolwich Polytechnic School (Greenwich)

Keir Crawley, Preston Manor School (Brent)

Gareth Gay, Glenthorne School (Sutton)

Emma Goddard, Coopers School (Bromley)

Katie Hasler, Woodford County High School (Redbridge)

Amy Haynes, Lister Community School (Newham)

David Hickson, Bridge Academy (Hackney)

Jason Kubilius, George Green’s School (Tower Hamlets)

Leigh O’Hara, St Paul’s Girls’ School (Hammersmith & Fulham)

Clare Savage, St George’s RC School (Westminster)

Jane Werry, Hayes School (Bromley)


To find out more about Music Excellence London, follow @MusicExLondon and register for updates here >


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