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Key Stage 1

The Music Education Hub supports Key Stage 1 programmes which have the following musical and educational outcomes:

  • Fun and enjoyment through music
  • Access to a variety of musical experiences both listening and participatory
  • First-hand experience of group music making including musical games, singing and rhythm work
  • Development of cognitive and motor skills through physical activity
  • Development of the whole child, namely: literacy, language, social and emotional development
  • Enrichment of the National Curriculum to enhance learning and instil a life-long love of all things musical
  • Support learning outside of school with ‘home materials’ resources for parents to utilise
  • Experience of using simple instruments and props for enhancing musical activities and stories
  • A preparation for transfer to more formal instrumental playing in the MusicPlus Programme at KS2
  • CPD & Training for KS1 teachers
  • Teacher Resources for KS1

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Funding Information for Schools

The Music Education Hub has a range of responsibilities in line with the National Plan for Music Education published in November 2011 by the Department for Education. Kent Music is funded by Arts Council England.

In order for schools to qualify for ring fenced funding for music education, Kent Music requires all schools in Kent to complete an annual survey in the spring of each year. Non completion of this Survey will result in funding being withheld (see terms and conditions above)

Funding for Key Stage 1 is paid directly to schools providing KS1 teaching on the 20th of each month between April and March.

Funding is a contribution towards the cost of a KS1 music curriculum. It is calculated at £3 per KS1 pupil (based on 2012 census figures)

Read the full Funding Terms, Conditions and Guidelines 2017-18 here.