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Teach Through Music Inspire Event and Short Courses

Last Wednesday the series of Inspire Events for Teach Through Music kicked off with a session focussing on ‘Preparing all pupils for Key Stage 4’.

Curated by Karen Brock, head of THAMES, the session grappled the thorny issue of the transition between KS3 and KS4, explored alternative musical progression routes after KS3 and heard the perspectives of four pupils from Harris Academy Greenwich and Stoke Newington School on taking GCSE or BTEC music.

Featuring a provocative address from Teach Through Music Programme Supervisor Keith Evans on ‘Does Music at KS3 prepare students for GCSE and other pathways at KS4?’ there were many ideas up for discussion and presented by Teach Through Music Fellows Steven Berryman, Emily Boxer and Julie Stanning, and Head of Music at Stoke Newington School Owen Bourne.

To read a Storify summary of the event made up of tweets and photos, click here.

Two more Short Courses began this week as part of the programme. Whose Music is it Anyway? – a course focussing on self-directed learning led by Rob Wells and Craig Coggle from Forest Hill Boys School, and Voice Works: Getting Everyone Singing – a vocal course focussing on the importance of creating a singing culture in KS3 led by Jane Wheeler for Sound Connections.

If you are enrolled on the programme and have not yet signed up to a Short Course, email


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