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Somerset Music – The way forward during Covid-19

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The past few months have been a challenging time at Somerset Music as we look for a way of working in schools during this time under Covid-19.

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Since March, tutors have continued to deliver online individual and small group lessons which were very successful over the summer term. We have also developed resources for schools to access via our website  https://www.somerset.org.uk/sites/somersetmusic/Pages/Welcome.aspx and YouTube channels have been created to continue singing at home for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

In its recent publication the DfE has stated that all pupils should have access to a quality arts education, and we want to ensure that music plays an important part in the curriculum recovery. Music has so many benefits at a time when wellbeing is at the forefront of education as pupils return to school. Music builds confidence, enriches lives, is a means of expression and creates a community.

We continue to work with the latest research available and guidance from the DfE, DCMS and Music Mark as we prepare for our return to face to face teaching. We are in contact with our schools to ensure we can return safely and, where we cannot deliver instrumental WCET tuition, we have prepared an alternative curriculum for tutors to deliver.

We look forward to the term ahead which comes with its challenges, but we look forward to creating music with you once again.  If you would like to discuss any of our services please do not hesitate to contact us at somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk.


 

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Created at 02/09/2020 14:15 by Jemma.Gillard
Last modified at 02/09/2020 14:15 by Jemma.Gillard