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Silver Award for Music Provision

We are delighted to announce that we have been given a silver award in recognition of the excellent music provision here at Ellison Primary Academy.


‘Excellence in Music Provision Awards’ are available to all schools in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford are endorsed by the Music Education Hub and Music Mark, the National Association for Music Education. They recognise that the school meets a number of criteria:

  • Music is taught regularly in school

  • There is commitment to a Live Music Visit, Workshop or Continued CPD through your SLA or, for example, to a hub partner such as Charanga, Sing Up, Make Some Noise or Music Share

  • The school engages with the local Music Education Hub

  • There is a school policy for music

  • There is a contemporary scheme of work for music in place

  • National Curriculum Music (or a broad and balanced music

    curriculum in academies and free schools) regularly to all pupils across the key stages

  • There is a subject leader who is responsible for music in the school

  • Regular singing features in music lessons

  • Instrumental teaching and learning is available to pupils in some form

  • There is a commitment to providing CPD opportunities

  • Music features in the school improvement plan

  • Teaching makes use of the latest digital support technology i.e. Charanga, Sing Up etc

  • Music features in reports to governors

  • Senior leaders routinely monitor the quality of music teaching and learning

  • Regular instrumental/vocal lessons open to all pupils as whole class and/or in small groups and which offer progression to higher standards of achievement

  • Opportunities for extracurricular ensembles and choirs are made available

  • Performance opportunities are made available both in and out of school

  • The school shows ambition for improvement; it identifies resources to enable all children to develop and progress musically and articulates targets for them to achieve good musical standards.