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.
Children and teacher sitting in music lesson tapping on their knees
High-quality CPD for educators shares several distinct hallmarks – focus on pupil outcomes, robust evidence and expertise, a long-term strategic investments and prioritisation by senior leadership. Plus research by the Wellcome Trust shows it can be one the best investments a school can make to transform pupil outcomes, teacher confidence and staff retention.
A new day is dawning in music education. From September 2024, there will be 43 Hub Lead Organisations (HLOs) replacing the existing 116 local Music Hubs. The key to making the new structure work? Strong schools’ leadership, parental engagement, and organisational collaboration.
Spotlight on Morningside Primary. Music lessons in an inclusive yet culturally and ethnically diverse setting. Learn how the headteacher and Sing Education collaborate on high-quality music education in Hackney.

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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Team. Features. Timetables. SLAs. Price. Choosing a service provider is rarely an easy exercise. But with a decade of supplier experience, Sing Education wants to demystify the process and support your journey. Never settle! Just follow this guide and you’ll avoid catching a case of “buyer’s remorse.” Know. Like. Trust. These are the keys.
Nativity plays, instrumental concerts, singing assemblies and carolling – join Sing Education as we explore extracurricular music this December.
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.

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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.
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.
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.

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