Ofsted have tasked Music Hubs to create a School Music Education Plan (SMEP) to enable them to articulate clearly to schools what is available to support them and to promote closer working between schools and the Hub.

Ofsted states that Music Hubs should:

  • expect and secure that all schools engage with hubs and the National Plan for Music Education
  • have regular and supportive, challenging conversations with each of their schools about the quality of music education for all pupils in the school
  • support all schools in improving the music education they provide, especially in class lessons, and support them in evaluating it robustly
  • offer expert training and consultancy to schools, which supports school leaders and staff in understanding what musical learning, and good progress by pupils in music, are like.

Please contact us if you would like support with your School Music Education Plan.