Evaluation Criteria for Secondary Schools – 1. Weekly Timetabled Lessons

Do all pupils in Key Stage 3 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 Stage 3 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 Stage 3 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.
 
The curriculum in KS3 develops appropriate skills and knowledge required for KS4.  Uptake for KS4/5 courses is in line with the national average.
 
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 3 have 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.
 
Excellent provision in KS3 prepares students well for progress into KS4 and KS5 music courses.  Uptake for these courses is above the national average.
 
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

Free Secondary 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.

We offer 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.

Our low cost instrument hire can help to develop curriculum provision.