Norfolk Music Hub
Norfolk Music Hub is a partnership of every organisation and school which engages with Norfolk’s children and young people in music making. These organisations share what they do, communicate with each other and are committed to the highest quality of music education for children & young people.
Funded by the Arts Council
We are funded by the Department of Education which is administered by Arts Council England to create more opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music. Music Hubs are already working with 80% of schools in England, meaning that around one million children and young people are learning a musical instrument.
NB. Music Education Hubs are not grant giving organisations, but rather commissioners of activity in localities dependant on need. We are, however, keen to hear about any exciting initiatives/projects and can support you to promote opportunities to children and young people in your area so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.
Experienced Executive Board
We are governed by an Executive Board that meets each term to advise and oversee the work of the lead organisation, Norfolk Music Service.
Working in partnership
Our partnership serves to create the very best opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music making.
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Educator Solutions is the trading enterprise of Norfolk County Council providing services to schools, academies and other education establishments in Norfolk and beyond. This includes the Music Service which delivers the services required as Lead Organisation of Norfolk Music Hub.
The Music Service aims to:
- Promote high quality music education in Norfolk schools both in the curriculum and through instrumental and vocal teaching
- Promote and encourage all children as music makers
- Provide a broad and balanced programme of music making opportunities including ensembles, that reflect and promote cultural diversity
- Work collaboratively with all partners in Norfolk and with other LA services to achieve the aims of the LA and the County Council
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The National Plan for Music Education outlines core and extension roles that all hubs are required to deliver as a condition of their funding from Department for Education which is administered through Arts Council England. These roles set a benchmark for good practice for a well-rounded service within Music Education Hubs.
- Ensure that every child aged five to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
- Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
- Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
- Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil is singing regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
- Offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
- Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
- Provide access to large-scale and/or high-quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students.
- Music Education Hub Core and Extension Role Guidance (pdf)
- The importance of music: a national plan for music education
Regional Cultural Education Map
The Festival Bridge have created a map which highlights the cultural education offer across our region in the form of
- NPOs, MEHs and MPMs (which includes Norfolk Music Hub)
- museums, libraries, heritage sites
- Artsmarked education settings
You are able to select any of the above categories for information or to compare and contrast in terms of areas and types of organisations by clicking on the white/grey icon on the top left hand corner of the map and then ticking the relevant boxes.