Evaluation Criteria for Secondary 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.
 
Repertoire for group singing is limited and is mostly sung 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 amounts 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

Free Secondary 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 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.