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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If you’re not yet familiar with Sing Education, we hope this introduction to our full service music provision, music specialist staff, planning and curriculum resources, as well as our senior leadership team, will encourage you to dive deeper with us.
Spotlight on Dairy Meadow. Explore what differentiates music education at this thriving West London primary school. Hear from the headteacher plus the Sing Education music specialist and leadership team.
Under the skilled leadership of Director Alice Cadman, Sing Education has diligently worked to revamp our core music curriculum. Our Teaching and Training Managers, plus classroom and instrumental specialists also supported in matters of pedagogy, classroom management and safeguarding. From planning documents and pupil feedback tools, to lesson plans, presentations, and videos, our commitment to providing excellent music resources shines through.

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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Ofsted have committed to a number of changes to their schools’ inspection protocols, reporting language and complaints procedures. Safeguarding concerns at the heart of the matter, while teacher, parent and union grievances encourage DfE to make eight key policy shifts.
Did you know a solid education in singing, listening, performing and composing could take you all the way from primary school to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury? Just ask Kent music legends Mick Jagger, David Bowie or Ellie Goulding. High quality music education unlocks not just musical talent but also pupil wellbeing, maths ability and a lifelong commitment to learning.
Whole Brain Music – Engaging Language, Maths and Motor Skills Music is in our genes. Literally. The fossil record shows evidence of ancestral musicality that goes back millions of years. And today our brains are still wired for music – right hemisphere for creative expression, left for acquiring complex skills. That’s why music is so successful in maths learning, as well as supporting pupils with EAL needs.

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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.
Four Top Tips to Ensure Successful Key Stage Transitions Take the guesswork out of key stage transitions. Help your students make the leap with the support of a wraparound transition process, integrated learning modules and a strong communications plan. Sing Education offers all of the above. Our bespoke music curriculum takes learners from EYFS to KS2, while delivering consistency, progression and personal expression.
Getting the Balance Right – Exams, Mental Health & Curriculum Stressful exams. Crises in mental health. Curricula “not fit” for modern life. Sing Education looks at how music can relieve exam stress, improve pupil wellbeing and re-balance academic priorities.
Leadership in Action – Values, Skills and Training At Sing Education, leading in the classroom requires far more than first-rate musical training and a desire to teach. It’s all that and more – including curriculum mastery, classroom management skills, safeguarding knowledge and living out a set of values that put pupils first. Learn how our Director of Education ensures our standards are high and our teaching is excellent.