Support & Guidance

Music improvement, development and support (MIDAS) Visits

We have been successfully running our programme of Music Visits visiting over 140 primary schools and 7 secondary schools. Headteachers have found the process useful for identifying the CPD needs of music co-ordinators and have commented on how straight forward this has been.

How does it work?

  • Over the course of this academic year we will contact you to organise suitable timings and let you know who will be visiting
  • We’ll arrange to meet your Music Coordinator for a conversation of up to 1.5 hours guided by a nationally accredited self-assessment document.
  • This is funded by the grant we receive from the DfE managed by Arts Council England so there is no cost to your school.
  • This process is completely confidential between your school and our Hub representative. We use the recommendations from each review to plan and develop our response to school needs.

What are the aims?

  • To provide guided self-assessment of music provision in your school
  • To identify manageable objectives for moving forward
  • To raise awareness of how the Music Education Hub can help you achieve your goals
  • To contribute to whole school self-evaluation
  • To provide a useful CPD tool for teachers
  • Thanks to you we have many good examples of high quality music provision in schools in Cumbria. This has been identified both through the annual data returns you provide to us as well as projects and events that we have all been involved with. The aim of the Cumbria Music Education Hub is to facilitate partnerships which help all of us to succeed further in providing high quality music to the children and young people of Cumbria.

What happens next?

  • You will receive free access to a planning programme from Reception to Year 6 to streamline planning and assessment.


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