Peer-to-Peer Programme – running Summer 2014 to Summer 2015

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Peer-to-Peer is an invigorating CPD programme designed to help teachers improve the quality of music teaching at Key Stage 3 by learning from colleagues and expert practitioners. 

Comprised of six stages of excellence, this free programme includes opportunities to: 
  • Share good practice through face-to-face and online networking
  • Define pupils’ musical standards, assessment and progression pathways from KS2 to KS4
  • Develop schemes of work and resources, which embed the principles of the London Curriculum, embrace the new National Curriculum and enhance pupils’ wider-curricular opportunities
  • Access free resources (and signposts to other high quality resources) through an online network 
  • Receive mentor support from teachers identified as delivering outstanding practice 
Read what teachers have said about the programme so far: 

“Loads of ideas to go away and try. The mentoring system is an excellent idea to develop teaching in. Plenty of informative resources supplied” - Andrew Wells, Orleans Park

“Good to talk about and listen to other music teachers’ experiences and how to overcome challenges” - Simon Gravett, Archbishop Tenisons CE School

“It is great to have a course that incorporates theory with practical application of ideas in the context of a classroom as well as have the opportunities to shareideas with other music teachers. A lot of food for thought” - Virginia Trickey, Addington High School

“Really insightful session particularly on feedback and challenge with some useful, easy to implement teaching strategies” - Amanda Valentine, Portland Place School

Meet our Expert Practitioners

Hear feedback from past attendees

Frequently Asked Questions


Peer-to-Peer Network 

Music teachers around the country can join the Peer-to-Peer network a supportive space for teachers to connect and share with colleagues.

Join for FREE today and you can:

  • Create your own profile page and connect with other teachers
  • Contribute to discussions
  • Download and share FREE resources
  • Read insightful blog posts

For more details and to join, visit


About Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-Peer has been developed from the results of a one-day pilot course which took place 21st June 2013, involving 70 teachers across seven boroughs in London. The course involved a combination of facilitated group discussions, music education guidance from HMI and inspirational input on the value and purpose of music from conductor Charles Hazelwood.
Funded by the Department of Education and Mayor of London, Peer-to-Peer is led by Music Mark. We are delighted to be working with colleagues from across the London Music Service network, schools and their staff in both the state and independent sectors and to be supported by ABRSM, the Barbican Centre, University of Greenwich and the University of Sussex.
Peer-to-Peer presents an opportunity for all practitioners to observe, share and discuss outstanding practice. We are proud to be working with an Expert Panel which comprises of excellent class teachers to enable delivery of the programme to teachers in their classrooms, alongside time for reflection and discussion with colleagues from across London to begin to inform changes to practice both at a practitioner and school leadership level.

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Supported by ABRSM - the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music