• Saturday , 23 September 2017

Benefits for your school

When you use Sound Foundation Somerset’s services you:

  • Ensure that you are accessing the government funding for music education which is available for all pupils aged 5 – 18 in Somerset over and above what is required within a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Access exciting, high quality, innovative group & individual teaching covering a wide range of genres by
    staff with all appropriate DBS security checks already in place
  • Ensure delivery of the National Music Education Plan in a way strongly recommended by the Ofsted Subject Lead Inspector for Music
  • Access to advice and guidance from hub delivery partners and access to experienced staff and trainers
  • Make the most of performance and recording opportunities, live music experiences and opportunities for pupils to progress to reach their potential
  • Access up to one year of free instrumental hire as part of the whole class instrumental tuition (WCET) programme
  • Benefit from reduced hire rates for low income families and access to unusual instruments available such as steel pans, Taiko (Japanese drums), and samba drums
  • ensure that pupils showing musical promise can apply to a hub bursary scheme designed to remove the barriers to music education for vulnerable children and those from low income families
  • benefit from signposting to staff networks and to resources from across the arts and creative industries to support children and young people’s progression
  • access professional guidance and training on Arts Award and Artsmark national schemes