Evaluation Criteria for Secondary Schools – 4. School Ensemble or Band

Does your school have a school ensemble, band or group?

FocusingDevelopingSecureEnhancing
No current ensemble.
 
Not currently tracking gender attending an ensemble or no ensemble available.
 
Not currently tracking PP pupils in ensembles or there are none attending.
 
Not currently tracking SEND pupils in ensembles or there are none attending.
Percentage of pupils engaged with ensemble is between 5% – 8%.
 
Genders of those attending is predominantly one over another.
 
A few PP pupils participate in ensembles.
 
A few SEND pupils participate in ensembles.
 
Ensemble repertoire is very limited and players are expected to follow the same notation in unison or only a few parts. The range of genres is limited.
Percentage of pupils engaged with an ensemble is over 8%.
 
There are roughly the same percentages in genders attending.
 
PP pupils are attending ensembles, with percentages not quite in equal abouts to non PP.
 
SEND pupils are attending ensembles, with percentages not quite in equal abouts to non SEND.
 
A range of ensembles are available – meeting the needs and interests of most students in the school.  These include genres and music from a variety of cultures.
Percentage of pupils engaged with an ensemble is above 12%.
 
Genders in ensembles are proportionally represented in accordance with current school intake.
 
PP pupils in ensembles are proportionally represented in accordance with current school intake.
 
SEND pupils in ensembles are proportionally represented in accordance with current school intake.
 
There is a wide range of ensembles available – meeting the needs and interests of all students in the school. These include genres and music from a variety of cultures, reflective of the community and extending exposure to a variety of music.

Resources

Free Secondary Network Meetings provide a stimulating platform for the discussion and exploration of current pedagogy and local/national opportunities in music education. Ideas and resources for beginner ensembles are regularly shared in the meetings. 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.