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Music Education Hub

The St.Helens Music Education Hub Partnership is responsible for the local delivery of the National Plan for Music Education.  The Hub is led by St.Helens Council Music Service with partners including:

•    Representation from all our schools and educational settings
•    The Citadel Arts Centre
•    St Helens Sinfonietta
•    Council Services - Arts Service, Youth Service, Strategic Events and Support Services
•    Rainhill Music Festival
•    St Helens Youth Brass Band
•    Drake Music
•    Vox
•    Live Music Now
•    Helena Partnerships
•    The World of Glass
•    Liverpool Philharmonic

Funding to deliver the National Plan for Music Education comes from the Department for Education and is managed by Arts Council England and covers seven broad areas of activity:

•    Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument
•    Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage
•    Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people
•    Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area
•    Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum
•    Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes
•    Provide access to large scale and / or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and / or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students