FAO Head Teachers/Heads of Music - Somerset Music offer the First Access programme (WCET)



On behalf of Sound Foundation Somerset, the county’s Music Hub, Somerset Music is delighted that we are able to offer the First Access programme (WCET) together with additional packages to support the delivery of music for the 2021/22 academic year. Music has been highlighted in the news and through government reports as having an important role to play as pupils return to school, and we look forward to working with you again to ensure your pupils receive the full benefit of our expert tuition in terms of their academic progress and mental well-being, plus all the proven associated benefits such as growth in confidence and improved listening skills.

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Please use the link below to access details of our offer and complete the form to let us know your choices for next year.


Please note that we are holding prices for our whole class tuition to the rate charged in the 2020/21 academic year during the Early Bird ordering period; after 21st May the prices will increase in line with SSE guidance.

Once we have received your form we will timetable your request on a first come first served basis and your allocated tutor will contact you in the summer term to agree a suitable day and time for your music tuition. Please ensure you make three instrument choices on your form as we cannot always guarantee that your first choice can be accommodated and please bear in mind that while we will work with you to timetable lessons to fit in with your school day, some flexibility would be much appreciated. 

For pupils and staff to get the most from whole class lessons we recommend that the class teacher takes an active part in the lesson. Where this is not possible, we would suggest that a member of staff who knows the students is present to help with the logistics of managing such a practical lesson.

New for 2021/22  - Primary Music Curriculum & CPD

We are excited to be launching a new package as part of our music service for Autumn 2021.

We are now offering schools the opportunity to work with a specialist music curriculum teacher. The aim is to arm teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead music with their class. This can take the form of planning time with the music lead, opportunity to observe a music lesson being taught, CPD for staff and planning an engaging curriculum. The package can be designed and tailored to meet your specific requirements. The cost will be £500 and this will provide 10 hours to be delivered over a term. If you are interested please indicate on the form and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss further.

Next step

Once you have decided how you would like to proceed, the next step is for you to:

Place your order on the Support Services for Education website www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk.         
If you would like a quote for a bespoke package please request this under the appropriate music package on the SSE website or contact us for help at somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk

If you need more details about any of our packages or would like one of Somerset Music’s management team to visit you, please let us know.

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Created at 16/02/2021 13:11 by Jemma.Gillard
Last modified at 16/02/2021 13:11 by Jemma.Gillard