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A broad and rich curriculum in all schools, for all pupils

  • 15th November 2019
  • 10:00 – 15:00
  • The Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP

A conference designed by the Tri-borough Music Hub for Headteachers/Senior Leaders, to address the place of arts/music in a school’s delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.

The Music Hub has curated a day aimed at senior leaders in state-maintained schools that brings together key people who will address the place of arts/music in a school’s delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. With the introduction of the new Ofsted framework from September and the focus on provision for the cultural development of pupils, the speakers at this event are going to challenge, provoke, and discuss how the arts/music sector can support schools in realising this. With improved partnership working and a widening of education vision, pupils should benefit from a joined-up approach to arts, music and culture.

Provisional Schedule

10.15-10.40 Arrival / register / coffee / networking

10.40-10.45 Introduction and welcome

10.45-11.30 Keynote: Jess Thom, Touretteshero: Music, Arts and Creativity for all pupils

11.30-11.55: The State of Music Education in England: Dr Alison Daubney will discuss the latest developments in music education, including Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework

11.55-12.20 Artsmark for Schools: A tool to maintain and grow your cultural offer, led by A New Direction and Arts Council England; and Arts Council England

12.15-1.00 Lunch (provided)

1.00-1.40 Keynote: Nicola Benedetti CBE

1.40-2.00 Break

2.00-2.45 ‘Question Time’ chaired by Stuart Whatmore, Head, Tri-borough Music Hub – How can the Music sector support schools and education?


– Lucy Noble, Artistic and Commercial Director, Royal Albert Hall;

– Jagdeep Birdi, Headteacher, Colville Primary School;

– Lorna Aizlewood, Chief Operating Officer for Harrison Parrott;

– Rebecca Allen, President Decca Records;

– Dr Alison Daubney, Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Sussex

– Nicola Benedetti CBE, Musician

2.45-3.00 Plenary and close


Delegates will:

  • be inspired by a leading figure in inclusion
  • learn about the strategic approach to enriching their cultural curriculum and cultural capital
  • hear about education from one of the world’s leading musicians
  • be able to question leading cultural figures about the links from music sector to schools
  • network with other schools
  • experience the conference in the one of the world’s leading venues

Attend this event

£25 + VAT Early-bird Conference Registration (available until 20 September 2019)

£80 + VAT Full price Registration thereafter

N.B. If you do not have a school credit card to make payment for tickets please contact the music hub.

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