Cumbria Music Service

Music Education Hub Roles

We work to achieve the Core and Extension Roles for Music Education Hubs set out in the DfE National Plan for Music.

Core Roles

1: Ensure that every child aged five to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes:

2: Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage

3: Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people

4: Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil is singing regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area

Extension Roles

1: Offer Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.

2: Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes

3: Provide access to large scale and/or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students

A new National Plan for Music will be published in 2022 following a review by an expert advisory panel.