Music Development Plan

School: Southall school

Trust/Local Authority: Telford and Wrekin

Local music hub: Telford and Wrekin

Music lead: Lauren Elliot

Music specialist (if applicable): Lauren Elliot

Music governor- Ian Worton

Headteacher: Abi Martin

Date written: 10/07/2023

Review date: 10/07/2024

Music Development Plan
1 – Overall objectiveMusic at Southall creates a community that is rich with cultural, social, and diversity through inclusive practice. To give students a solid foundation in music education and allow them to express and explore their own musical pathway. This is delivered in three ways: –
> Through curriculum time of one 45min lesson a week in Key Stage 3 and an Arts Award option in Key Stage 4.
> Class and individual specialist lessons by professional musicians in group and one to one setting.
> With many events, workshops and opportunities beyond the classroom.
2 – Key componentsList the key components that will make up the music provision in your school.
Music curriculum, including use of music technology – that covers the relevant EYFS, KS1, KS2, and SEND frameworks.
Class iPads for garage band and musical monsters. Whole class instrumental teaching
Progression from classroom instrumental teaching
Visiting music teachers and artists
Links with external music organisations- music service/ hub clear planning and CPD
CIC will access music lessons with a buddy system in place.
Student Choir and music ensemble clubs
Staff choir
Arts award assembly celebration to highlight good practice.
Performance opportunities – school Christmas, Easter and summer shows. Sing up at Telford Theatre with hub and partner schools.
Musical engagement with other schools including primary feeders and links with the Bridge, Park, TPS and Langley secondary providers.
G and T programme
Annual Arts day
Highly trained teaching staff along with music and arts related specific Teaching assistants.
3 – Classroom instrumental teachingEvery child will sample the Music Hub teacher led 5 week music programme music 2 the 4.
Specialist class teacher delivers all music lessons across the age and ability range. Students can progress onto one-to-one music lessons with specialist instrument teacher in keyboard, drums and guitar.
Highly differentiated teaching and a range of instruments to support different music groups.
4 – Implementation of key
Please see the subject Ethos, Intent and Long-term Plan documents
5 – Communication activitiesParents and guardians are informed and kept up to date with relevant information in many formats including the school newsletter, emails, direct text messages and Twitter.
Parents of G and T students are sent an annual letter and given a leaflet to inform them of the school support but also how home can support it.
Parents evening, meetings and phone calls also play a large part in our communication chain.
6 – Evaluation process for the
success of the Music
Development Plan
Students in class observations with formative assessments made weekly again class objectives. Summative half termly data, progress charts and target sheets are then completed.
Supplemented by the music service termly assessments and reports/ feedback.
Student Music exams and annual policy reviews solidify the results, alongside talks with students, parents and school staff.
7 – Transition workTransition plays a key part in the student’s music journey. The students transitioning to our school will be invited to attend shows and take part in workshops at the school. Workshops are also undertaken at their own provision lead by the Year 11 Performing Arts students. Parents, school staff and the music hub are able to share information with us to help; this is at their own discretion.
8 – Budget materials and staffingInclude details of budget for curriculum music staff, classroom instrumental teaching, enrichment activities, instruments and resources, and subscriptions. Consider how PPA time might be used. Plan CPD.
The C.A.T.S. team are the staff who deliver and lead the Arts However, the whole school team supports events.
The school Budget is the main source of income.
Other sources include: –
Speaking at events
Running courses.
Trust donations Productions and ticket sales.
The Music Hub.
Voluntary workers
9 – Pupil Premium and SEND
Southall is a Local Authority maintained day special school for children aged 11-16. We have 190 pupils whose needs are complex and significant in at least two areas of need as described in the SEN CoP, such as cognition and learning (moderate learning difficulties), communication and interaction (autistic spectrum disorder and/or speech and language difficulties). Pupils may also have associated behavioural, emotional and social difficulties and/or sensory or physical difficulties.
Southall is based in Telford which has high levels of deprivation – 93 students receive free school meals and 183 receive pupil premium. We have a range of ethnic diversity with 25 students from 10 nationalities and 12 EAL. The school’s biggest asset is the family of 120 staff. We have specialist arts subject leaders for Music and Performing Arts, and TA’s qualified in Dance, Art, DT, Drama and technical theatre.
10 – Summary Action PlanFormalise a Transition document to gain information. Further music qualifications – for Entry 3 and below e.g. Entry 1 and 2.
Gifted and Talented associate artist
Develop more links with secondary schools.
CIC buddy lessons.
Whole school assembly singing
Staff band

Useful link

The power of music to change lives: a national plan for music education