Embed sustainable music in your school and improve pupil outcomes through the power of singing and teacher CPD
We work with primary schools across the country to embed a sustainable music education curriculum through singing. If you want to implement music and singing in every classroom from EYFS to KS2, and/or establish choirs and singing assemblies, we can help. Voices Foundation CPD programmes build the confidence and skills of every teacher to use singing in the classroom, and develop the whole child by working to improve musical, personal and academic outcomes.
Voices Foundation can:
Help you to get singing into every classroom and cover national curriculum music
Empower your teachers with the skills and confidence to lead music and singing
Support your music co-ordinator to set up and develop regular choirs and singing assemblies
Provide user-friendly handbooks and resources to support school music
Voices Foundation’s approach to improving musical learning through the side-by-side development of teachers and pupils is unique. Teachers receive in-classroom visits, which develop their skills alongside their students’ musical learning. Our CPD model is asset based, with side-by-side modelling, scaffolding and coaching provided by specialist Practitioners. Programmes also include whole staff training sessions and 1-2-1 CPD for selected music leads, as well as end of year performances and events. Each of our in-school programmes are accompanied by our fantastic Inside Music teacher handbooks (designed for EYFS – KS2), a progressive unit-by-unit music curriculum which allows class teachers to move as fast or slowly as they need to with guidance from our practitioners.
Our primary programmes include:
Bespoke staff development packages tailored to suit your school
One-off whole staff CPD such as half day, full day or twilight sessions
Inspirational choral/singing events and projects
"Last year Kings Heath Primary Academy set out to start a music revolution in the Academy and we can safely say we have done just that! Through collaborative working with The Voices Foundation, Kings Heath has become a singing school, which is a major part of the Academy's new identify. Staff and Pupils say singing makes them feel alive and helps them feel positive and, as a result, academic outcomes continue to rise"
Head Teacher, Kings Heath Primary Academy, March 2017