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Annual Music Conference

HACKNEY MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Embedding Inclusive Practice

Hackney Music Service will be holding its annual music education conference on Friday 13 September 2019 at the Tomlinson Centre. This exciting day-long event will focus on Embedding Inclusive Practice in music education.  The day will include keynote speakers, practical music-making and workshops, presentations from project partners and Hackney head teachers and music leads, panel discussions and networking opportunities. 

 Speakers and contributors include:

  • Dr Phil Mullen: Key Note Speaker - in this session Phil will discuss what inclusion is, how important it is for developing a non-discriminatory society, and will provide a number of practical insights for making your work more inclusive. He will focus on key ideas in inclusive education, who children in challenging circumstances are and how we can help them be more included, having an emotionally intelligent approach and the importance of reflecting on our practice. He will also look at a number of practical strategies to make the school classroom or music workshop a more inclusive place.  Phil will also deliver a Creative Music Making Workshop during the day. 
  • Sarah Bailey: Hackney Head Teacher at Queensbridge Primary School and OFSTED Inspector - What ‘inclusion’ means in a diverse school community; Wellbeing; Why music is so important and why (despite budget cuts) Queensbridge have ring-fenced and fundraised to keep music a priority; Implications for Music and the Arts under the New OFSTED framework.
  •  Mark Malcom & Liz Jones: School Principal and Head of Music at The City Academy, Hackney - Excellent Practice in the Secondary Sector: ensuring that all pupils receive and access a broad and balanced curriculum offer in music and beyond; the positive impact of music and the arts on the whole school.
  •  Professor Graham Welch (UCL Institute of Education) & Ann Wright Education Director (VCM Foundation) - Year 1 Vocal Research Project.
  •  HMDT Music - Music Treehouse SEND Project
  •  A New Direction: Artsmark - information about the Artsmark process, how Artsmark can positively impact your school and can be used as a tool to support school improvement
  • Bad Laydee: Words NOT Weapons - Bad Lay-Dee’s ‘Words NOT Weapons’ music and poetry workshops have been designed to inspire children and young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop confidence, self-esteem and communication skills through creative writing and performance. Since launching the workshops in October 2018, she has taught nearly 2,500 children with 100% positive feedback. Through practical exercises and discussions, this one-hour session will explore some of the techniques used in Bad Lay-Dee’s Music Workshops and how we can work together as music practitioners to develop new approaches that help make a difference to young people’s lives.
  • Kate Shortt: BSL Sign Language Vocal Workshop
  • Vahan Salorian: Whole Class Ukulele Workshop
  • Dorico Software: Music Technology Workshop

 The conference is targeted at head teachers, subject leaders of music and the arts in both primary and secondary settings, all general class teachers involved in delivering the music curriculum, teachers from SEND settings, school governors, instrumental tutors and network partners. Essentially, anyone who has an interest in music education and education in Hackney. Please note priority places will be given to Hackney delegates.

 The conference is free of charge to attend, but you must register!

 For further information please contact Xanthe Sarr at Hackney Music Service on 0203 076 1535, or by email at xanthe.sarr@learningtrust.co.uk

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Geography

Who should attend?

Primary school subject leaders and coordinators of geography.

These sessions are to help our pupils appreciate the world around them and their contribution to it.

Course objectives

  • To support the planning of a coherent learning journey in the Geography curriculum that reflects the needs of your school.
  • To support the planning and monitoring of progression in learning, in line with Ofsted expectations.
  • To contribute to effective delivery lessons and to ensure engaged learning.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: History

Who should attend?

Primary school subject leaders and coordinators of history.

History is not just about coverage of content: it about developing the skills to learn about important concepts, through an enjoyable learning journey.

Course objectives

  • To support the planning of a coherent learning journey in the History curriculum that reflects the needs of your school.
  • To support the planning and monitoring of progression in learning, in line with Ofsted expectations.
  • To contribute to effective delivery lessons and to ensure engaged learning.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Literacy

Meet with English Subject Leaders to keep up to date with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary English.

Course objectives

  • To update subject leaders’ knowledge of key publications, research and guidance from the DfE and OFSTED and to discuss the implications for leadership and management of English. 
  • To examine any further changes to statutory assessment and benchmarking at the end of KS1 and KS2. 
  • To network and share best practice in teaching and assessing English to support leadership of the subject.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Mathematics

Meet with Maths Subject Leaders to keep up to date with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary maths.

Course objectives

  • To update subject leaders’ knowledge of key publications, research and guidance from the DfE and OFSTED and to discuss the implications for leadership and management of Maths. 
  • To examine any further changes to statutory assessment at the end of KS1 and KS2. 
  • To network and share best practice in teaching and assessing Maths to support leadership of the subject.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Music

Meet with Music Subject Leaders to keep up to date with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary music.

Course objectives

  • To create a network of expertise
  • To share new developments and enrichment opportunities
  • To share best practice and have a professional dialogue.

Free to Hackney primary schools.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: PSHE

These sessions are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to date guidance on changes within the areas of PSHE and Citizenship, the enhanced responsibility for children’s wellbeing in the Ofsted framework and how to fulfil these through curriculum work. It will include opportunities to explore the DfE guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain and the responsibilities included in the Prevent strategy.

Course objectives

  • To support coordinators in planning high quality learning opportunities for PSHE and Citizenship within and outside of the classroom.
  • To ensure schools understand the requirements of teaching British Values and the Prevent agenda and how this fits within the context of a whole school approach to values.
  • To reflect upon and share best practice.

Who should attend?
Primary PSHE Coordinators, lead teachers for Citizenship, leaders with responsibility for behaviour and wellbeing.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Religious Education

This training session provides opportunities for RE Coordinators to network, share good practice and receive the latest updates in the development of teaching and learning RE in the primary and Early Years phase. It is tailored to support the coordinators in their role to develop, enhance and monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning in RE across their school. Additional speakers or visits will sometimes feature as part of this training. Training covers effective teaching and learning tasks that can be used directly in the classroom, and includes resources. Attendance to this training session is a prerequisite to receiving the updated schemes of work for RE, which fulfil the statutory requirement for RE in accordance to the Locally Agreed Syllabus, and include assessment.

Course objectives

  • To provide updated primary RE schemes of work.
  • To support coordinators in the planning and monitoring of learning.
  • To deliver training on pedagogy which will improve the teaching and learning of RE in primary schools.
  • To support the coordinators in promoting, delivering and monitoring of good practice in the teaching of RE in their schools.
  • To provide opportunities to reflect upon own practice, best practice and ways to support and develop the practice of colleagues.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)

Primary Subject Leader Forum: Science

Meet with Science Subject Leaders to keep up to date with current developments in the teaching and learning of primary science.

Course objectives

  • To update subject leaders’ knowledge of key publications, research and guidance from the DfE and OFSTED and to discuss the implications for leadership and management of Science. 
  • To examine any further changes to statutory assessment at the end of KS1 and KS2. 
  • To network and share best practice in teaching and assessing Science to support leadership of the subject.

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary

£108.00

(incl. VAT)