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CPD Training and Certificate for Music Educators

NMPAT is delivering a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for school teachers to help develop all areas of professional practice. These are designed to cover all key stages and every aspect of the curriculum.

Designed by Deputy Head Chris Hiscock, these courses will be delivered by Chris or leading practitioners from the world of music education to help develop the workforce in Northamptonshire and Rutland.

FREE Primary Music CPD 2020

Presented by Sue Nicholls

NMPAT in partnership with other East Midlands Hubs (MEHEM) have commissioned and produced three short Continuing Professional Development videos to support generalist primary teachers in their planning and delivery of composing activities in the Music National Curriculum.

All three CPD videos are FREE to Northamptonshire primary schools.

Below is a short trailer which provides an overview of each video, followed by a link to the MEHEM website where you will find the individual videos.   To view the videos you will require a pass code. To obtain a pass code, please email the NMPAT office: office@nmpat.co.uk

The three training videos are delivered by Sue Nicholls, a national leader in primary music education, an experienced trainer with a national reputation and author of a huge range of publications for Collins and other publishers.

Moving towards Music Leadership 2021

This is an intensive 4-day virtual training course for teachers, teacher trainees and adults who work in primary schools. Applicants would be expected to have some musical skill and demonstrate an interest in becoming a music subject leader or undertaking a refresh of the role.

The four seminars will be delivered as a series of videos and webinars, timetabled for Saturdays, to avoid clashes with work commitments.:

Saturday 8th May 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday 15th May 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday 12th June 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday 19th June 9.30am – 4.00pm

A place on this programme for a teacher or adult working in school will incur a £195 fee, which includes all materials. Feedback shows that past participants recognised the value of this intensive training as a way of expanding and embedding their specialist teaching skills, enhancing their CVs and improving chances of employment and promotion!

The seminars offer participants a wide range of resources and materials, pedagogical approaches and opportunities to develop greater personal musicianship. There will also be information on the latest reports and initiatives in music education, including detailed preparation for Ofsted ‘Deep Dive’ inspections: there is also an emphasis on developing as a reflective practitioner.

Certificates are awarded on completion of the module.

Registration:

Please email Sue Nicholls:  suelnicholls@hotmail.com

You will be sent a short questionnaire to complete and return. This information will help tutors to assess your suitability and build up a picture of your musical ‘history’, skills, experience, interests… and aspirations!

For further details and queries, please contact Sue Nicholls: suelnicholls@hotmail.com

The comments below are from last year’s delegates:

‘Excellent, usable ideas for the real classroom with real children: practical and inspirational!’

‘The tutors are amazingly supportive and make you believe that you are capable of anything! At school I felt lost and alone, but these four weeks have taught me how to be much more efficient practitioner and given me the confidence to take hold of the role and make it mine!’

‘I have found it very useful to have such an engaging, hands-on experience. The resources provided are brilliant and cover a wide range of aspects for music leadership. It has been interesting to use technology. The tutors have been fantastic and imparted so much knowledge. Thank you for a wonderful experience.’

‘A fantastic course that should continue forever! I have learned so much regarding music technology, how to support music to colleagues who lack interest and how to structure a great lesson. Superb resources provided.’

 

CPD courses for school staff

All courses for Spring 2021 have been cancelled.

If able to take place, all courses for the Summer term 2021 will take place at the NMPAT centre at 125 Kettering Road, Northampton and cost £90

Tea and coffee is provided , however, where courses are a full day, lunch is not provided.

This course has been cancelled.  It is not yet known whether we will be able to offer an online alternative.  Please direct questions to office@nmpat.co.uk

Course Name:  New to the Role of Subject Leader … or refresh.

Presented by Sue Nicholls

Date: Friday 22nd January 2021

Times: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Key Stage: Applicable for all key stages

Cost: £90

 Please apply online: Course Code 070

This course has been cancelled.  It is not yet known whether we will be able to offer an online alternative.  Please direct questions to office@nmpat.co.uk

Course Name:  Singing Circles: songs and musical games to promote language acquisition and social skills

Presented by Sue Nicholls

Date: Friday 5th February 2021

Times: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Key Stage: EYFS

Cost: £90

Please apply online: Course 071

This course has been cancelled.  It is not yet known whether we will be able to offer an online alternative.  Please direct questions to office@nmpat.co.uk

Course Name:  Composing for the terrified!

Presented by Sue Nicholls

Date: Friday 12th March 2021

Times: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Key Stage: 1 & 2

Cost: £90

Please apply online: Course 072

This course has been cancelled.  It is not yet known whether we will be able to offer an online alternative.  Please direct questions to office@nmpat.co.uk

Course Name:  Teaching music with Garageband for iPad

Presented by Ben Sellers

Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021

Times: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Key Stage: 1 & 2

Cost: £90

Please apply online: Course 073

This course has been cancelled.  It is not yet known whether we will be able to offer an online alternative.  Please direct questions to office@nmpat.co.uk

Course Name: Tools for Special School Music Coordinators

Presented by Ben Sellers

Date: Thursday 18th March 2021

Times: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Key Stage: Special Schools SEN

Cost: £90

Please apply online: Course 074

As an alternative to our annual summer conference, we plan to deliver a FREE ‘Road to Recovery’ Music CPD week from Monday 28th June 2021 which will include:

  • Two ‘live’ interactive online sessions on Tues 29th and Weds 30th June from 4-6pm
  • Pre-recorded workshops throughout the week via social media from commercial suppliers including Sing Up, Music Express, Charanga etc,

Full event details are still to be confirmed.  Please direct any queries to Chris Hiscock, Deupty Head: Curriculum: CHiscock@nmpat.co.uk
 

Certificate for Music Educators

The Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME) is a brand new qualification for music educators working with children and young people in the UK. It is designed to enable music educators to gain recognition for their work while benefiting from opportunities to develop their practice.

Who is the CME for?

The Certificate for Music Educators CME) is a level 4 qualification suitable for anyone who works as a music educator, including instrumental and vocal teachers, early years and primary teachers, community musicians and workshop leaders and professional musicians who undertake education work.

Where can I find out more?

Music Education Hubs East Midlands (MEHEM) CME course

For musicians and practitioners without formal teaching qualifications

City of Peterborough CME Centre programme

A “fast-track” course, for those working in primary settings, or as community musicians, who wish to undertake training to hone their knowledge, skills and understanding of primary provision and delivery of the National Curriculum for music.

The entire CME offer will be virtual, delivered via a series of webinars, videos and online tutorials. This training therefore can be undertaken by ‘distance learners’.

For further information, contact Chris Hiscock, Deputy Head: Curriculum, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.

CHiscock@nmpat.co.uk

"All children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument"

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