National Curriculum Music Classes

NMPAT employs experienced class teachers who can be offered to your school to provide whole class national curriculum music teaching for Key Stages 1 and 2, and support for Early Years and Foundation Stage.

To enable effective practice, schools should provide a context and a suitable learning environment for classroom lessons to take place by:  

  • providing an appropriate classroom for music making to take place
  • providing an appropriate range of pitched and unpitched classroom instruments, sound makers and beaters
  • providing access to white / smart board technology and speakers
  • providing internet access, Wi-Fi codes and notifying of any possible limitations e.g. filters
  • liaising with the NMPAT teacher about any specific requirements connected with the curriculum, to enable effective planning to be carried out e.g. termly topics or cross curricular themes
  • providing class registers
  • providing a TA who knows the class to advise on specific pupil issues and the implementation of the school behaviour policy
  • advising the NMPAT teacher about any pupils with special learning needs, which may affect the learning of those pupils
  • informing the NMPAT teacher who the school’s child protection and safeguarding designated person is and providing a school policy

This area of support is in high demand and we recommend that you complete and submit the online SLA form as soon as possible so that we can begin timetabling.

Music Technology

For secondary schools, NMPAT are able to provide support for students taking exams with technology elements, including GCSE, BTEC and A Level courses.  Please use the online SLA form to indicate whether you would like support in this area.

Bespoke consultancy support

We are happy to support you in any aspect of your school’s musical development and can provide consultancy support for:

  • induction of new staff
  • support for non-specialist teachers
  • developing a music curriculum within your school
  • teaching and learning in the music classroom
  • support for Arts Mark application
  • preparation for Ofsted

For further information on Curriculum Music, Music Technology or bespoke consultancy support, please contact Chris Hiscock, Head of Curriculum Music:


The hourly rate for whole class curriculum teaching is £47 per hour.  The number of weeks per year is by negotiation, but staff are usually available for the full year – please indicate your preferences on the online SLA form.

For our full terms and conditions please see the  main SLA page.

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

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