Schools and Surrey Music Hub

Schools form an important part of our Hub by shaping what it will be, and letting us know if we’re achieving the outcomes you want to see for your pupils and school:

“Schools will want to hold hubs to account for the services they arrange, and at the same time hubs will be able to challenge and support schools to improve their music curriculum.”The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education, Department for Education, November 2011.

Ofsted will be taking our services into account in your inspections too:

“While Ofsted does not inspect music services or hubs, judgements made during visits to schools may include evaluation of teaching provided by visiting music professionals and, in the future, by specialists provided through the hubs. The quality of bought-in provision will have real consequences for school inspection outcomes.”

Partnerships in Schools report, Ofsted, October 2012*.

* The report outlines the benefits of effective partnerships for music, how to avoid the pitfalls, and gives case studies of effective partnerships with links to videos, sound files and other resources.