Evaluation Criteria for Primary Schools 1. Weekly Timetabled Music

Do all pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 have at least one hour each week of timetabled curriculum music?

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Pupils have music lessons every week.
 
There are appropriate schemes of work in place, the staff are working towards embedding resources and expanding on progression opportunities.
 
There is limited evidence of pupil progress in the music curriculum.
 
Some monitoring of teaching and learning occurs using the school’s systems.
Most pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 have an hour of music each week.

Schemes of work are chosen in correlation to the intent behind the school’s music curriculum. There is clear progression throughout the Key Stages.

There is evidence of pupil progress in some areas of the music curriculum.

Teaching and learning is monitored by the subject leader annually, to get a picture of music throughout the whole school.
All pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 have one hour of music each week.

Schemes of work are embedded and allow for clear progression. Thought has gone into the intent and implementation of this and impact is evidenced.

There is recorded evidence that children make progress in several areas of the music curriculum.

Regular monitoring and data analysis takes place to inform planning and evaluation of the curriculum.
All pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 have discrete music lessons of at least one hour each week.

There is a cohesive music curriculum in place, one that details the three pillars of musical curriculum (technical, constructive, expressive) in design and builds on prior learning. The curriculum clearly reflects the intent, implementation and impact for music education.

There is evidence and data to support the impact of the music curriculum in children making significant progress throughout their time in school.

Teaching and learning is monitored and evaluated by the subject leader and SLT. CPD, development opportunities and support or changes in the curriculum for music are supported and generated based on the outcomes.

Resources

Our Progression Map shows the requirements and recommendations of the
National Curriculum in a simple format for schools and teachers with guides to
learning outcomes relevant for all year groups – go to our Musical Progression Map

Free Primary Network Meetings provide a stimulating platform for the
discussion and exploration of current pedagogy and local/national
opportunities in music education. Dates for upcoming meetings can be found
here – CPD and Network Meetings in our What’s On pages

Free Charanga training sessions offer excellent CPD opportunities and guidance
on how to use the wide range of resources available through Charanga – go to
CPD and Network Meetings in our What’s On pages

We offer a one-hour consultation free to each school to support the
development of music provision in your setting. Details of all our school
support can be found here – go to Support for Teachers in our School Brochure

Our low cost instrument hire can help to develop curriculum provision – go to
Instrument Hire in our School Brochure

Our Self-Delivery Training and Support equips teachers with the skills and
confidence to teach their class and share new skills and knowledge with their
colleagues – got to Support for Teachers in our School Brochure