In Kent, we contribute towards the cost of whole class music at KS2. This funded provision is called MusicPlus.
This programme provides instrumental tuition and musical instruments for whole classes at no cost to the student. Schools can find their own teacher or come through Kent Music for a teacher.
The programme allows children to build confidence, play in an ensemble, compose, and much more! MusicPlus classes are extremely beneficial to the academic, social and emotional development of children.
To be a MusicPlus teacher means that you not only provide whole class teaching at KS2 but that this teaching is guided by the Kent Music MusicPlus framework and the 5 outcomes within this:
- Be Musical
- Be Creative and Flexible
- Be Inclusive
- Plan for Progress
- Assess and Reflect
Additionally, you should also engage with relevant CPD and develop your teaching throughout the academic year and be open to the Quality Assurance Process.
If a peripatetic teacher is providing your MusicPlus tuition we do expect that the classroom teacher is present when MusicPlus lessons take place to assist with the smooth running of the lesson and preferably to take part themselves!
Please click on the available links below for more information on MusicPlus:
Quality Assurance of MusicPlus
Completed MusicPlus Lesson Plan
Blank MusicPlus Lesson Plan Template