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School Billing

The School Menu lists charges and key dates for ordering and cancelling EMS provisions organised through and charged to schools.

EMS also offers a membership programme with priority bookings and discounts for member schools. For details see Membership

Instruments and Singing Tuition
Specialist music teachers are available to teach a wide range of instruments and singing styles for Individual and Small-Group Tuition, and Extended Schools Work. Usually no more than 4 pupils per group. Minimum 2 hours weekly. Payment is taken through the termly school billing process.
African Drums Bassoon Cello Clarinet
Cornet Double Bass Flute French Horn
Guitar Harmonica Keyboard Oboe
Percussion Piano Recorder Saxophone
Singing Tabla/Dhol Taiko Drums Trombone
Trumpet Ukulele Viola Violin
Service Option 2019-20 2020-21
Instrumental and Singing Teachers £38 p/hr £39 p/hr
Choir and Ensemble Leaders £43 p/hr £44 p/hr
Deadline to add/end Provision 2019-20 2020-21
A minimum of a half-terms notice is required to add/amend/cancel provisions for the following term. See table for exact deadline dates.
Autumn Term 20 May 2019 18 May 2020
Spring Term 14 October 2019 19 October 2020
Summer Term 10 February 2020 08 February 2021

EMS provides specialist music teachers to deliver WCET as required by the National Plan for Music Education. Provision is delivered by one lead teacher and one assistant teacher. EMS provides either or both of these specialist music teachers in line with the needs of the school. Subsidy from Arts Council England enables one lead teacher per school for free, excluding fees. Payment is taken through the school billing process on a termly basis, i.e., 1/3 of the overall provision cost is taken each term.

Spark! is an annual programme and accordingly once engaged the school is committed to the programme for the academic year. EMS offers Sparklite, a one term programme which is charged at 1/3 of the equivalent Spark! offering.

FIRST ACCESS: for a child’s first year participation in WCET 2019-20 2020-21
First Access – Option One (Provision per class with First Access Discount Voucher)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + Class Teacher (SBA). • If an SBA not available, option two will be charged.
• CPD session x 3 per annum for class teacher
£750 £825
First Access – Option Two (Provision per class with First Access Discount Voucher)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + 1x EMS Assistant teacher
£1,750 £1,995
CONTINUED ACCESS: for subsequent years of participation in WCET available at full cost – no subsidy 2019-20 2020-21
Continued Access – Option Three (Provision per class)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + Class Teacher (SBA). If SBA not available, option four will be charged
• CPD session for class teacher
£1,977 £1,980
Continued Access – Option Four (Provision per class)
• Any instrument (every pupil is supplied with an instrument as part of the provision)
• 1x EMS tutor + 1x EMS Assistant
£2,991 £3,150
Deadline to request provisions 2019-20 2020-21
Spark! is an annual programme and must be rescheduled each year. Provisions must be agreed by the last day of the spring term prceeding the academic year the provision commences.

Sparklite is a term based programme. A minimum of a half-terms notice is required to add/amend/cancel Sparklite provisions for the following term. See the table below for exact deadline dates.

Autumn Term 20 May 2019 18 May 2020
Spring Term 14 October 2019 19 October 2020
Summer Term 10 February 2020 08 February 2021
Hire Option Payment Option
School Hire Contract Termly Payment via School Billing
Parent Hire Contract Termly Payment by Direct Debit
Fee Hire/Loan Contract No Payment Due
Service Option 2019-20 2020-21
Instrument Class A Violin, Viola, Djembe, Tabla £20 £21
Instrument Class B Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet Trombone £25 £26
Instrument Class C Baritone, Bassoon, Double Bass, French Horn, Oboe, Tenor Horn £33 £34
Class Sets (50% Discount for EMS Membership Schools) £200 £250
The following costs are used when charging schools for INSET provided by EMS directly. Additional CPD opportunities are available through EMS partners are charged individually. For details of inhouse and external CPD opportunities see CPD

Payment for workshops charged by EMS is via School Billing.

Provision 2019-20 2020-21
EMS Members Other Schools EMS Members Other Schools
Full day (6 hours) £600 £700 £620 £725
Half day (3 hours) £330 £395 350 420
Twilight session (2 hours) £235 £275 £250 £295

If you are interested in purchasing the Charanga Music Software, speak to EMS first. Charanga is included in the EMS Membership Scheme. If you would like to go direct then EMS has a partnership agreement with Charanga to provide software to Ealing Schools at reduced rates. For details see
www.ealingmusicserviceonline.co.uk

 

Direct Billing for Instrumental and Voice Tuition

Some schools have expressed an interest in EMS billing parents directly for instrument and voice tuition (a.k.a., ‘Direct Billing’). EMS currently expects to introduce this facility on a case by case basis starting in January 2021.

EMS standard charges for instrument and voice tuition are listed below. Inevitably these will differ to charges paid by parents through schools under the ‘School Billing’ scheme as inevitably each school will have its own approach/policies regarding the charging for instrument and voice lessons, admin costs and managing lessons subsidies offered through by the school or DfE (Pupil Premium, etc.).

The charges below represent EMS base charges for directly billed lessons prior to any remission offered either by EMS or through the school. EMS operates a number of schemes which can reduce costs for parents, most notably the ‘Endangered Species’ scheme to support teaching of instruments such as Bassoon, Cello, and French Horn, etc.

Schools are strongly encouraged to offer subsidies for pupils in accordance with their Remissions Policy which can be funded either by Pupils Premium funding, by adjusting their fee schedule or other sources, and consult with EMS on how they can be managed whether by offering them directly to the parents or passing the subsidy on to EMS so that charges to parents can be reduced. For further guidance refer to Section 7.4 Remission regulation of our Service Level Agreement.

Lesson Type Charge per Lesson Charge Per Term (10 Lessons)
Small Group 5 pupils in a 40 minute lesson £6.00 £60.00
4 pupils in a 30-minute lesson
3 pupils in a 20-minute lesson
Paired 2 pupils in a 30-minute lesson £11.00 £110.00
2 pupils in a 20-minute lesson £7.50 £75.00
Individual 1 pupil in a 30-minute lesson £22.00 £220.00
1 pupil in a 20-minute lesson £15.00 £150.00