Reach the Stars is our programme for children with additional needs, designed to devise bespoke programmes for each of the Special Schools and DSP units in the County.
Led by specialists Gideon Malitskie and Emily-May Roebuck, this project was launched in 2017 to complement existing provision and provide specific specialism in working with children with additional needs.
Over a two year period, 2017 to 2019, each of the Special Schools and larger DSP units will have a bespoke, fully funded Reach the Stars Project which we hope will lead to a growth in music and arts provision in the future. This will consist of up to 20 hours bespoke project work in your school with two specialists. Value - up to £2,300.
Further bespoke programmes can be requested from the team:
- 2 person project: £2,300
- 1 person project: £1,150
For further information about Reach the Stars, please contact them at ReachtheStars@NMPAT.co.uk
Instrumental projects for Special Schools with Primary children
We can provide each Special School with a fully funded bespoke music project. Either a full Reach the Stars project or a First Access style programme, tailored to the needs of the students.
If you are either:
- a special school scheduled for a Reach the Stars project, but would also like a 10 week instrumental project
- a school with a DSP unit, who have had a First Access project but would also like an additional First Access style project tailored for children with additional needs
These can be purchased at:
- 1 member of NMPAT staff working in partnership with your staff £600
- 2 members of NMPAT staff £1,050
Please indicate on the SLA return if you would like to be included in the programme this year and we will contact you for a discussion.
Small group and individual tuition
We can offer small group and individual attention for children with additional needs which will include the use of instruments, but not necessarily be focussed on any one instrument. These can be booked as an annual contract in Section A of the form £40 per hour.
Schools who have completed a full Reach the Stars project can access the first 20 hours of continuation work with small groups of students at 50% discount.
As part of the Reach the Stars programme, we are now able to offer Music Therapy as a service for schools and individuals.
Music Therapy sessions, with a qualified therapist are available at £46 per hour, with time allocated between the client and clinical reporting on a 2:1 ratio.
The nature of this work will be bespoke to each setting and individual. For a discussion to explore purchasing this service, please contact Gideon Malitskie GMalitskie@NMPAT.co.uk