Music Explorers

  • Music Explorers is a programme of instrumental learning through whole class ensemble teaching which takes place during the school day
  • We recommend targeting year 4 pupils.  Brass and woodwind instruments are not suitable for years 2 or 3
  • Schools can choose a 30 week or 10 week programme or have both programmes running at the same time.  Schools are not restricted to one programme
  • 10 week programmes start in September, January and April
  • Schools can choose from Bhangra (Indian music and dance), Strings, Brass, Clarinet, Rock Band, Samba, Recorder, Djembe drumming, Ukulele, Stomp, or Fife/flute.
  • All instruments and resources
  • Music Explorers will be delivered in a whole class setting by one or two Associate Music Teachers
  • Advice and information to meet with a schools individual needs
  • Access to the South Gloucestershire Star Awards to recognise achievement and progression.
  • To provide suitable spaces for each type of activity being delivered
  • To ensure that the class teacher is present and participating at all times. These sessions should not to be treated as PPA time. If a session is delivered without the classroom teacher present and participating in the learning then an additional charge of £34.85 will be incurred as if this were a PPA session
  • To support the instrumental/vocal teacher in the management of behaviour
  • To monitor the care and safety of the instruments
  • To ensure that regular planning and evaluation sessions take place with staff
  • To provide performance opportunities for the students.
  • After subsidy from the Music Hub the cost to the schools is between 24% and 33% depending on the programme selected.  Charges will be made termly in arrears.
  • The Charges for Music Tuition (England) Regulations 2007 make it clear that charges may not be passed on to parents for any teaching provided under the Music Explorers programme as part of the First Access Key Stage 2 Instrumental and Vocal Tuition Programme.
  • A fully vetted and managed Associate Music Teacher (s) with all appropriate disclosure and barring checks (DBS)
  • Associate Music Teachers who are Quality Assured – an observation moderation visit and feedback on an annual basis informed by school feedback, supported by the Teaching and Learning Music Adviser
  • All resources and topic related materials including instrument provision
  • Each session is for a maximum of 32 pupils.
  • 45 minute lesson with 15 minutes planning, liaison, set-up, and instrument care on site.