CPD & Training

Kent Music offers a range of creative, resourceful and up-to-date professional development for music educators in the county. To achieve our vision of all music educators, practitioners and leaders of all levels having the opportunity and confidence to learn and share from each other, Kent Music has created the ‘Kent Talks Music’ initiative, which encourages communication through networking, CPD and training events.

Why is CPD important?

Please be aware that some of the events below are hosted by Kent Music, and some are run by other organisations around the UK.

For any enquiries regarding CPD and training, please get in touch with Emma at ecross@kent-music.com.


MusicPlus at Key Stage 2


First session is FREE for MusicPlus teachers!*

See the CPD & Training Programme 2017, or click on the sessions below for more information

Peripatetic Life: Working with Schools

Tuesday 27th June 2017 at 4pm – 6.30pm, The Cornwallis Suite, Maidstone

Introduction to MusicPlus

Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 9am – 1pm, The Orchards Events Venue, West Malling


*All MusicPlus teachers can attend one session between September 2016—July 2017 free of charge. After that, each session is only £5 to attend. Other packages are available for 1-2-1 and small group teachers. For more details about these events and how to register your interest, please contact Carrie Baines via email cbaines@kent-music.com


Music at Key Stage levels

“Help! I Really Can’t Teach Music” for KS1 Music

We are currently confirming dates for this training. Please keep checking the website for details.


Child Protection Awareness and Safeguarding Training

Child Protection Awareness and Safeguarding Training for Kent Music teachers

A comprehensive child protection and safeguarding training session for Kent Music teachers. These sessions will take place at Kent Music, Turkey Mill, Maidstone, ME14 5PP.

Thursday 6th July 2017 at 4pm – 5pm

If you are not a Kent Music teacher, but would like to know more about Child Protection and Safeguarding Training, please get in touch with Emma at ecross@kent-music.com


Local Network Meetings

Local area network meetings run by Kent Music will be open to all music teachers in the area and will include elements of CPD and discussions about local issues.

Swale Network Meeting and Swale Music Passport Exchange

Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 4pm – 5.30pm, Fulston Manor School, Sittingbourne

Gravesham Network Meeting

Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 4pm – 5.30pm, St John’s Catholic Primary School, Gravesend

Ashford Network Meeting

Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 4pm – 5.30pm, East Stour Primary School, Ashford


Other CPD Events





The Collaborative Classroom

A 2-day course, fully funded by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme

This course will enable you to explore a wide range of tools for encouraging effective communication and collaboration amongst your students and raising achievement across the whole class.



ESTA Pathways in Teaching

Multiple workshops and CPD for string teachers

More information


NYO Continued Professional Development

Multiple FREE CPD opportunities available this academic year

More information


Music Education Solutions: Courses & Events

Wide array of CPD offered at a variety of times and locations around the UK.

More information