Assesment Toolkit   Financial year 2022/23

As part of this, the Music Education Hub has developed a “toolkit” that will enable schools to evaluate their current
offer. One head of Music said:

“I really like the layout of the toolkit with the easy grid layout. As a fairly new HoD, the DDP is one area that I have found quite
daunting and have not necessarily something that I feel I have had much support with from inside school. I think it is something that people just assume all staff fully understand but your toolkit really does make it simple and breaks everything down. I particularly like the checklist as I am a ‘list maker’ myself so this really suits me. I intend to use this toolkit in the summer term as we are finalising Y11 results and planning new schemes for Sept 2015 (and 2016 for KS4 with the new GCSE specs). Although each
school have their own format for a DDP or dept SEF, I really feel that this is a useful resource that I can use for my personal

The Music Service can work with you using the toolkit and provide a free “health check” style visit for schools where no music coordinator or head of music exists. To book one of our core team please contact Ian Bangay at

Assesment Toolkit   Financial year 2022/23

North Yorkshire Music Service

The Music Service works with 91% of Secondary schools and 95% of Primary Schools in North Yorkshire. We offer several different packages and options for schools for schools to buy in time from the Music Service. Click here to see options including Large Instrumental Ensembles / Classes,  and Curriculum Music. ‘Teaching Block’ is a new addition and allows schools to buy in a block of teaching time to be used as they wish e.g. GCSE groups, larger group teaching. The costs can be spread tomparents making it a cheaper option for children and young people.

Eligible Schools that can also opt for the Wider Opportunities. These run for a year and allow schools to receive the equivalent of a term’s free whole class tuition.

To buy in one of the options please contact

 For further details contact or phone 01609 532790.


Music Hub Partners

###Many of the hub partners also provide support and workshops for schools to buy in. Please click on the Strategic Partners page for details.###

Ofsted/New Curriculum Guidelines   Financial year 2022/23

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National Plan for Music Education

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2021 Model Music Curriculum

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Ofsted report into Music Hubs

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New Primary Music Curriculum

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Latest Oftsed guidance for Music Criteria

Primary Scheme of Work   Financial year 2022/23

NYCC have developed a scheme of work for both KS1 and KS2 pupils, aimed at providing non-specialists and specialists the tools they need to implement a successful music curriculum. It is free to all NYCC schools.

The schemes of work have been developed by a curriculum specialist and have devised to provide the children with a highly practical musical experience.

Email: Ian Bangay for more details