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Primary Network Day

  • 27th March 2018 - 27th March 2018
  • 9.15am - 3.15pm
  • East Bedlington Community Centre, Bedlington


Schools from both Newcastle and Northumberland Local Authority are invited to attend our joint primary network day which is being held at East Bedlington Community Centre.  This will be an informative and interactive day which will provide you with new ideas and resources to inspire you and to assist you in delivering a high quality music curriculum within your school.  The day will also enable you to have valuable networking time away from the classroom to share good practice.  The cost for the day is £40 per delegate and includes lunch and resources.

The day will include:

·      The Singing School

Find out how one Northumberland school achieved Platinum Sing Up status and learn about the impact that embedded, daily singing had –  raising expectations of behaviour and creating a positive, happy ethos throughout school.

Presented by Amanda Bennett, Headteacher, Seaton Sluice First School, along with some of her young singing leaders.

·      Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) – every child’s right to access cultural experiences

LCEPs have been set up across the country to improve access to cultural education for all children and young people. Find out who makes up your local LCEP, what their goals are and how they intend to achieve them, and what links they are making with schools to help direct opportunities to where they are most needed.

·      Progression and Assessment within the Music Curriculum

The session will look at assessment methods and different ways of monitoring progress in the classroom.  Facilitated by Mrs. S. Scott, leader of music and performance at

Stocksfield Avenue Primary School

·      Demystify Digital Music in Schools

Chris Sharkey is a Gateshead-born musician who has spent the last 20 years at the cutting-edge of jazz and improvised music in the UK.  Alongside his career as a performer, he has developed an approach to learning and participation based on an inclusive, experimental approach that prioritises the input of the group and the creation of new work.

Along with a focus on improvisation, Chris often works with modern digital performance / recording equipment and techniques. These instruments and approaches can make participation more immediate with results that can often sound closer to music young people listen to outside of school.

Chris will deliver a short workshop demonstrating some of these techniques and show how commercially available software and relatively cheap hardware can aid in the achievement of successful and relevant learning experiences for young people.

·      How to Discover in a Day

Queens Hall Arts in Hexham have been working with schools in their area to help discover the arts through a shortened version of the current Discover module which can frame and enhance already planned musical or arts activities.  Delivered by Amanda Gould Engagement and Development Manager.

·      Friday Afternoons – Vocal Workshop

Friday Afternoons is about encouraging young people to sing. Their newly composed songs and support material aim to help teachers develop their students’ skills – as performers, listeners and composers. This highly practical vocal workshop will introduce the Friday Afternoons project, develop vocal leadership skills and explore innovative and exciting ways to use the material and supporting resources to develop creative responses.  Presented by Emily Barden, Snape Maltings/Friday Afternoons


Attend this event

If you have any queries please contact Jacky Craig 01670 624040

Postal address for payment: Music Partnership North, Wansbeck Workspace, Rotary Parkway, Ashington, Northumberland,  NE63 8QZ

For Northumberland Schools please click here to book a place

For Newcastle schools please email

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