Evaluation Criteria for Primary Schools – 3. School Choir

Does your school have a school choir?

FocusingDevelopingSecureEnhancing
Less than 5% of pupils engage with choir.
 
Not currently tracking gender attending choir or no choir available.
 
Not currently tracking PP pupils in choir or there are none attending.
 
Not currently tracking SEND pupils in choir or there are none attending.
 
Group singing music is selected based on what songs fit our theme or what we know-mostly we sing in unison.
Percentage of pupils engaged with choir is between 5% – 10%.
 
Genders of those attending is predominantly one over another.
 
A few PP pupils participate in choir.
 
A few SEND pupils participate in choir.
 
Choir music is carefully selected to be easy and repetitive.
Percentage of pupils engaged with choir is between 10%-15%.
 
There are roughly the same percentages of each genders attending.
 
PP pupils are attending choir, with percentages not quite in equal abouts to non-PP.
 
SEND pupils are attending choir, with percentages not quite in equal abouts to non-SEND.
 
Choir is working towards being more inclusive, extending our repertoire and ways of teaching singing.
Percentage of pupils engaged with choir is above 15%.
 
Genders in choir are proportionally represented in accordance with current school intake.
 
PP pupils in choir are proportionally represented in accordance with current school intake.
 
SEND pupils in choir are proportionally represented in accordance with current school intake.
 
Every effort is made to make choir inclusive and engaging for all – signed songs, various languages, wide genre range, multiple parts where possible.

Resources

Our Sing On and Winter Wonderland projects can really help to develop singing in your school. Described by a music lead in a local primary school, “Participation in the Cool4School singing project – has proven inspirational for our year 3 pupils and really helped to develop a love of singing.” See our school brochure for more details.

Free Primary Network Meetings provide a stimulating platform for the discussion and exploration of current pedagogy and local/national opportunities in music education. The development of singing in schools is always on the agenda. Dates for upcoming meetings can be found here.

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.