Date(s) - 18/03/2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
This session aims to dissect music as a concept so it is possible to explore how to sequence a curriculum at all key stages.
The session will start with the exploration of elements such as metre and rhythm and this exploration will lead to a discussion about the order in which these elements could be taught.
We hope that, at the end of the session, you will be more confident with your musical subject knowledge so you have a greater confidence in what you are teaching and when.
The session is aimed at teachers of all key stages including Early Years, who are new to teaching, looking to expand their knowledge of music curriculum sequencing or primary teachers who want to learn more about teaching Music as a subject.
About the facilitator | Sean Dingley
Sean was appointed as Head of Music at Didcot Girls’ School (DGS) in 2016 and subsequently became Director of Music for Ridgeway Education Trust in 2018, overseeing Music across Didcot Girls’, St Birinus and Sutton Courtenay Primary School. Prior attainment on entry to DGS is national average. Results in Music are consistently above average and the uptake of Music at GCSE is excellent. Sean is also the Music Subject Specialist for the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance.
When Sean started at DGS, the department was in a state of neglect and he has transformed it into a thriving, musical and exciting place to be. As a consequence, Sean was awarded Oxfordshire Music Service’s ‘Music Teacher of the Year’ in 2017. The trust boasts a large number of well-attended extra-curricular groups, including a KS3 choir with 140 members, a KS4 choir with 100 members, 100-piece orchestra, 40-piece Jazz Band, 20-piece String Group and a 50-piece Ukulele Group. Sean has spent time developing a highly musical curriculum at KS3, 4 and 5 which develops student musicianship and enthusiasm for Music and this has increased the uptake at GCSE from 6 when he first started to 40+ in each year group and reintroduced A-level Music to the curriculum.
Sean has particular expertise in curriculum design and sequencing, musical assessment, developing and running extra-curricular clubs and leading a Music department.
Accessing the online event
Following registration for this event you will receive an email from Eventbrite confirming your place.
A minimum of 48 hours before the commencement of the programme, you will receive an email from the OTSA CPD team containing a link to the online event. This link must not be shared with other people.
Please test the link the day before the event to make sure you can connect. If you need help please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01235 856500 in good time before the event begins. We will be unable to help during the event itself.
We do not provide refunds if you are unable to access the event due to technical issues that are beyond our control.
Participation in the online event
Our online events aim to be interactive and you will be expected to have your camera and microphone on, although your microphone should be muted. We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group. Please note this event will be recorded and made available to all ticket holders.
Cost includes VAT which may be recovered by schools.
£25 (plus VAT)
The event cost is inclusive of applicable VAT. Schools should be able to recover VAT from HMRC so the cost to your school should be the pre-VAT figure. If in doubt, please check with your finance manager.
Payment needs to be made at the time of booking by credit card, debit card or Paypal. A VAT invoice will be sent to you automatically by email.
Unfortunately, in order to keep our event fees as low as possible, we are not able to issue manual invoices for later payment by cheque or bank transfer and we are not able to reserve places without payment.
In the event of a refund request, please note that the Eventbrite booking fee of 6.5% plus 0.49p per ticket is not refundable.