Training Opportunities

As one of our teachers or as one of our schools’ teachers, you can access our training programme which includes both formal and informal observation, team teaching and continuing professional development:

  • Termly training days featuring practical teaching ideas, sharing best practice and team building activities

  • High-quality external training opportunities with expert providers including Trinity College London, ArtsAward, Sue Nichols and Rachel Leach (LSO)

  • Access to a range of practical resources – lesson plans, activities and audio/visual aids

Primary Network Meetings

We run termly network meetings which include practical ideas and activities, national updates, and networking opportunities for music leaders and teachers from Newham primary schools.

In these sessions, colleagues with specific expertise will lead to develop skills and share best practice among all music leaders within Newham.

In these sessions you will:
• Develop your understanding of the value of music for all your pupils’ development
• Develop key practical skills through singing and composition
• Understand how to support less confident colleagues in delivering music sessions
• Become up-to-date with current policy regarding music, including the curriculum review, Ofsted recommendations and how these impact on schools’ responsibilities
• Develop a music policy for your school which ties together all elements offered in the borough including ECaM, whole class programmes and singing
• Use creative approaches to enable all learners to access and achieve in music
• Have the opportunity to network with colleagues
• Inform content for future sessions

For more information on the current academic year’s training schedule please contact Julie Sharpe, Teaching & Learning Manager on

We also feature external training & CPD opportunities on our What’s On page, our monthly newsletter and on facebook and twitter, so follow us and we’ll keep you up-to-date!

Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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