Devon Music Education Hub

Devon Music Education Hub

Babcock LDP Music Service is the lead organisation for the Devon Music Education Hub.

Devon Music Education Hub works with schools, music educators and a range of local, regional and national partner organisations to create all kinds of opportunities for children and young people in Devon to have an excellent, high quality music education. Supported using public funding from DfE and Arts Council England, Devon Music Education Hub is tasked with delivering the core and extension roles of the National Plan for Music Education and ensuring that all schools engage with the Schools Music Education Plan (SMEP).


National Plan for Music Education

  • Ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) programmes

  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage

  • Ensure that clear progression routes are available andaffordable to all young people

  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every child sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area

  • Offer CPD to schools, particularly in supporting staff to deliver music in the curriculum

  • Provide an instrument loan service

  • Provide access to large scale and/or high quality music experiences for children and young people working with professional musicians and/or venues

  • Produce a Schools Music Education Plan (SMEP)

Schools Music Education Plan (SMEP) self-evaluation tool

To support schools, we have produced a SMEP selfevaluation tool, which outlines the activities that could be offered as part of a progressive music programme. We suggest three possible stages of development, categorized as Bronze, Silver and Gold, and our hope is that this initiative will develop further into a local kitemark scheme. We recommend that schools use this selfevaluation tool to feed into their own planning.

Instruments and resources

  • 100% subsidised access to award-winning Charanga Musical School digital resources to support music curriculum delivery in primary and special schools with free training (worth £195 per school)

  • 100% subsidised loan of a wide range of class instrument sets to support Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)

  • Wide variety of instruments available to hire on a termly basis by parents or schools to hire on behalf of students

Supporting Schools

  • All schools can apply for devolved Music Education Grant (MEG) funding to deliver the core and extension roles of the National Plan for Music Education and, in particular, the delivery of Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)

  • Ongoing strategic support from a dedicated Music Development Lead or Associate for each school

  • 100% subsidised membership of Music Mark, the membership organisation and subject association for music

  • Training and Professional Development

  • Projects, workshops and performance oppurtunites for children and young people


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