Building Musical Partnerships – Music Initial Teacher Training with Sutton SCITT and Roehampton University

Since 2019, the Sutton Music Education Hub has been working with the PGCE Music team at Sutton SCITT and Roehampton University. This partnership is about supporting trainees to understand the vital partnership Music Hubs have with schools in supporting and developing a rich, broad, and balanced music education for children and young people. Our collaboration was formed with the vision of bringing together holistic musical training for the future secondary classroom specialists and putting practical music-making at the core of their practice. Music teachers of the future must understand the support and specialism that Music Education Hubs bring to their own developing practice and the pupils they teach in school.

SMS Student Council May 2021

The student council has been out and about this month getting behind the scenes of the ensembles and interviewing our conductors. Here is their Interview with Roger Willey, Sutton Youth Training Band, Sutton Youth Symphonic Band, and Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra. Roger talks about his music career highlights, his best Sutton Music Service experience, and the funniest story of his career.