The Government has established core roles that Music Education Hubs are required to provide, to ensure national consistency and equality of opportunity. One of the core roles is to:
Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
We recognise that every school is different and have staff with different levels of singing experience and confidence. So, we want you to decide how this money is used to form your school/cluster singing strategy.
EVERY school will be considered for funding (on application) to ensure that they are able to establish a suitable singing strategy that works best for their school or their ‘cluster’ of schools.
As the Music Education Hub, we expect the following key elements to be incorporated in to your applications:
We will establish a list of quality assured providers on our website as a starting point, but other reputable providers with a track record for high quality delivery known to you may be used (subject to our approval) if they are better able to meet your needs.
Your activities MUST:
Your funding application MUST NOT be for:
There are 3 different types of direct funding:
Schools that enjoy singing but do not wish to be a GOLD or SILVER School can register (using the online application & planning form) to be a
The funding outlined is the maximum amount of money that you can apply for – (school contribution, parent contribution, PTA, donations can also be used towards projects if the ‘sing out together’ funding does not fully fund all activities).
Schools will apply for this funding by completing an online planning form, outlining the schools they will be working with (for Gold and Silver), how many children will be involve and what their priorities and predicted outcomes are.
The online planning application form must be completed and submitted and confirmation will be given within 2 weeks of the application. Funds will be released on completion of a short evaluation form from both the lead school and the service providers, evaluating the progress at each point that funds are released. All schools involved will be expected to complete a full evaluation at the end of the project. Failure to return evaluation forms will result in schools not receiving ‘sing up together’ funding for the following year.
After reviewing the information in this document we ask schools to consider the development of singing across their Cluster/partnership for 2016/17 (and 2017/18 for Silver & Gold)
All schools involved to complete an evaluation of the singing strategy on template provided.
Download this document with details of funding options as a PDF here
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