Engaging and Impactful CPD Support from Sutton Music Trust

Engaging and Impactful CPD Support from Sutton Music Trust

Sutton Music Trust is committed to enriching the lives of children and young people through high quality music education. We work across the borough to support schools in developing and delivering their music curriculums. One way we do this is through bespoke CPD programmes.

At the start of the summer term, Acting Head of Music Service, Claire Cossins, delivered a training session at Devonshire Primary School. This practical and skills-based session was aimed at class teachers, most of whom are non-music specialists. There was an emphasis on practical music making using a piece of music education software called Charanga.

All staff played the glockenspiels and worked through components of a Year 6 music scheme of work. This developed their skills on how to confidently facilitate high-quality lessons that feature improvising and composing. These are just two of the skills that students are required to develop in the National Plan for Music Educations’ Model Music Curriculum.

The most valuable parts of the CPD were taking us step by step demonstrating how to teach using the glockenspiel. This gave practical, applicable lesson ideas.

The training left staff feeling more confident and equipped in how to plan and deliver engaging music lessons that effectively progress children through their music education. 

Was all very valuable, helped with general music knowledge as well as using Charanga. Looking at how the composing and improvisation aspects can be built up according to pupils’ confidence was very useful.

Want to find out more?

To learn more about how your school can benefit from tailored music education CPD, contact Claire Cossins at suttonmusictrust@cognus.org.uk.