The government’s National Plan for Music Education states that every child should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole class ensemble teaching (WCET). It is the responsibility of each school to ensure that this is possible for their pupils. WCET projects are led by high-quality music teachers who will develop musical skills that can be applied in National Curriculum music lessons.
Additional benefits of this scheme are the enjoyment it has brought to the children and more specifically in its ability to positively affect the self-worth, the organisation skills, the confidence and the musical development of the children involved. Many pupils choose to continue learning to play an instrument after completing their WCET programme.
“The enthusiasm from the teacher, makes you feel enthusiastic.”
“The lessons help us get better with our singing”
“I like the variety of things we do in our music lessons – singing, ukulele and recorders.”
“We get to learn up to date songs and we get so much done in the lessons.”
“The music lessons are always well led and taught. I have seen the enthusiasm and engagement from the pupils increase lesson on lesson. It is a joy to listen and see every child, whatever their need or ability in other areas of the curriculum, make progress and enjoy every minute of the lessons.”
What we offer
- Our Whole Class Ensemble Teaching programme has been revamped and we are extremely excited to continue to offer one term of WCET to Year 4s in every primary school across the County completely free of charge when you register for our Hub Subscription Packages! Deadline 30 June 2022
- 30 minutes contact time per week per class with 15 minutes set-up time
- Instrument loan included for the duration of the tuition
If you have mixed classes (e.g. Year 3s & 4s) this will be catered for. When you opt in for a WCET programme, we will be able to confirm your timeslot. Please read our Terms & Conditions of Hub Subscription Packages.
Annualised discount is available when booking an Academic Year of Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) in advance. This package offers 1 hour per week of tuition at the reduced rate of £920 over 33 weeks (a saving of £200 per annum) and will be billed upfront as a single payment. Please note that all WCET lessons must be supported by either a class teacher or TA for the duration of the programme and cannot be utilised as a PPA solution.
- ‘Music Mark launches Whole Class Ensemble Teaching Research Report‘ – 28th Sept 2016