Cumbria Music Education Hub is collaborative partnership led by Westmorland & Furness Music Service. Working with the Cumberland and Westmorland & Furness Music Services, schools and educational settings within our two unitary council areas, and several local, regional and national partners, we support the delivery of the vision and three goals of the National Plan for Music Education.
Our partners support schools to ensure that all children and young people in Cumbria have access to high quality music education and experiences.
How can we help?
The Hub is a partnership that covers the whole of Cumbria. Since Local Government Re-organisation on 1 April 2023, two unitary authorities provide music delivery in schools, an instrument hire scheme and out of school music centres through Cumberland Music Service and Westmorland and Furness Music Service. These are part of Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness Councils, and have teams of specialist music teachers providing schools and pupils with a wide range of teaching and musical experiences. See what we offer and book music tuition for your school:
What the Government Requires
National Plan for Music Education
National Curriculum: music programmes of study
These are the statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for music at Key Stages 1 to 3. They are issued by law; you must follow them unless there’s a good reason not to.
The new National Plan for Music Education, The power of music to change lives, was published in June 2022 and sets out the vision for music education and how this can be achieved through partnerships with schools, music hubs, the music and creative sector, and others.
The DoE has a list of resources for those looking for further information or support around music education, including careers advice. The power of music to change lives: resources - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Music Mark signposts useful resources to support the new National Plan for Music Education 2022
Music Mark: Get Playing
Whether it’s singing, creating, playing an instrument, or enjoying listening to music, evidence shows that engaging with music from a young age has many benefits. Plus, it’s great fun!
Get Playing is a national campaign by Music Mark which celebrates some of the amazing benefits of musical learning, whilst signposting young learners to their local music hub/service. Download the poster here for your school:
This campaign has been created to support school and instrumental music teachers and signpost them to practical resources so that children and teachers #CanDoMusic in school.
Explore helpful resources so you #CanDoMusic in school.