Shaping Lives for Better

From rural schools to urban four-form-entries, Yorkshire primaries educate nearly half a million children each year. Just the kind of challenge Sing Education was born to meet.

From our bespoke curriculum and excellent teaching to our deep classroom experience and 360° wraparound support, we know education. And one size never fits all.

That's why we partnered with the distinguished Richard Shephard Music Foundation to offer tailored music solutions to primary schools across Yorkshire.

Music Changes Lives

Quick. Your first memory of school music? Christmas show Year 3? Guitar solo Year 6?

If music was key to your early academics and you loved it, you likely had a skilled teacher plus dynamic, engaging lessons. Just like ours.

But now you’re a headteacher shaping music at your own school. Lots of decisions.

Adding/replacing staff? Need multi-school experience, resources and PPA cover flexibility? If yes, Sing Education has a music strategy for you

New, Inspirational Model for Music

Music education is crucially important to help children achieve their full intellectual, social and creative potential. It benefits learning, self-confidence, mood and well-being. Although Ofsted is showing renewed interest in primary school music, teachers often lack the necessary resources, time or backing to deliver inspiring music opportunities. 
 
Advancing the aims of the National Curriculum for Music and focusing on areas of deprivation, the partnership between Sing Education and the Richard Shephard Music Foundation brings world-class music into the lives of primary school children through classroom lessons, workshops and performance opportunities.
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Windswept moors. Cathedral cities. Charming residents. Yorkshire is famous for its rich cultural heritage, outstanding natural beauty and lasting impact on British political history (War of the Roses, Guy Fawkes, 1984 Miner’s Strike). But are you as familiar with its musical legacy?
In our experience as a leading curricular music provider, Sing Education has looked at the reason why so many music, art and theatre teachers struggle to stay engaged with their chosen career – despite their overwhelming love for children and primary education.
We’ve looked at the 2021 recruitment landscape for primary school teachers, including music and STEAM specialists, and in a series of articles are bringing you the very best insights on Educational Recruitment

Ready to take the first step?

Sing Education offers tailored programmes for every need. Engagements as simple as supplying peripatetic instrumental instructors or replacing a single year-group teacher. To programmes as complex as developing school-wide curricular and extracurricular music.

The Sing Education team are dedicated teaching professionals who are able to engage with children of all capabilities and needs. Their passion and love of music is infectious, and children are engrossed and engaged.

Ellie Douthwaite - Headteacher, St Clement & St James CE Primary School

This is Our Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty and friendly local inhabitants. But did you also know it has an intriguing musical history as well? 
 
From Sheffield rock stars Def Leppard and The Human League to modern balladeer Ed Sheeran and beloved James Bond composer John Barry OBE, Yorkshire overflows with artistic legends. Find out more about its musical roots, as well as our current educational work with primary school children across Ryedale, Scarborough and Middlesbrough.
 
Come along and discover Yorkshire the Sing Education way. 
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In part 1 of this series we fully unpack what Ofsted is looking to achieve with its new inspection framework. Now it’s important to turn from high-level strategy to on-the-ground implementation.
From the purpose and practice of Ofsted’s new educational inspection framework to the gnarly matter of exactly what goes on during a curricular “deep dive” – in this report, we are going to lay out the form and function of Ofsted’s new system.
Pupil wellbeing is high on everybody’s agenda, not least during the coronavirus pandemic. But what is wellbeing? And how can we improve it? We explore the role that schools, teachers, and parents can take in improving pupil wellbeing, and we even have a free wellbeing activity game for you to download at the end.

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Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” At Sing Education we agree. All our highly-skilled music teachers hail from the best conservatoires and universities. They are talented professional musicians with a passion for teaching.

Sing Education’s philosophy and approach appealed to us immediately. They took the time to get to know our school, to understand our vision for music and they were flexible and patient in working with us to ensure we could provide the best offer for our children within the budget we had available.

Sarah Roberts – Head of School, William Byrd Primary Academy

The Enduring Legacy of Richard Shephard

The Richard Shephard Music Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (1189066), established to recognise and build on the work of Dr Richard Shephard. As composer, conductor, teacher, performer and administrator, Richard contributed more to the musical life of Yorkshire than anyone of his generation. Richard’s ambitions for the Foundation was that it help children in areas of disadvantage develop their musical talent and experience the transformative power of music.

A man sat at a piano playing and reading music. Wearing a red shirt.
Most experts agree – remote learning is a means to an end. It’s not the end in itself. As a delivery route with many implementation choices, schools and teachers have great freedom to adopt and adapt lesson plans to optimise pupils’ at home learning experience.
Services we provide to support SEND teaching and learning vary from team training sessions with SENDCo’s, specialised support in class and training for staff.
We have developed an inclusive learning and teaching model such as short activities and fixed transition times, which allows all children to experience music.