Norfolk Music Hub

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○ Your Hub

Norfolk Music Hub is a partnership of organisations and schools which engage 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 Department for Education

We are funded by the Department of Education; our grant 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.
Click here for a sample Commissioning Funding Agreement

For further information on local and national funding bodies, please visit our financial assistance page >>

○ Experienced Executive Board

We are governed by an Executive Board that meets four times a year to provide informed advice to Norfolk Music Service as the lead organisation, ensuring the the partnership remains focussed on delivering the key objectives of the National Plan for Music Education.

○ Working in partnership

Our partnership serves to create the very best opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music making. Hub partners sign an annual agreement.

Download: Hub Partnership Agreement (updated Janary 2019)

Lead Organisation

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 Norfolk Music Service which delivers the services required as Lead Organisation of Norfolk Music Hub.

Download the Norfolk Music Service Information Booklet 2018/19 >>

Norfolk 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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Core Roles

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.

Extension Roles

  • 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.

Related Documents

AACENTRERGBNorfolk Music Hub and Norfolk Music Service are a joint Arts Award centre.

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. Contact us to find out more.

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.