Enhance and develop your school’s singing provision for secondary students.
Improve standards and achieve academic success
We work in a range of secondary school settings and partner with secondary multi-academy trusts, to support music teachers and departments to enhance curriculum and extra-curricular music for all pupils. This includes providing consultation and advice, devising singing-based music modules for KS3 and developing choirs. Our focus is on the development of existing music staff in a school, and cultivating the skills and techniques of aspiring student singers. We also provide choral inspiration days to inspire pupils and introduce them to exciting new repertoire
Voices Foundation can:
Act as a critical friend to help you to review and structure your music and singing offer
Provide modules and bespoke CPD for the delivery of KS3 curriculum through singing
Develop your music staff's skills in setting up and leading choirs effectively
Provide inspirational vocal sessions and projects for your pupils led by choral experts
How we can support Choral and Singing activity
We have significant experience and knowledge of the voice, more specifically young voices, changing voices and using the voice as an instrument. We have helped schools set up chamber choirs or start choirs for the first time, offering additional choral training for music teachers who want to enhance their skills in leading or conducting choirs.
Training includes: how to deliver effective warm-ups, vocal anatomy, appropriate repertoire for Key Stage 3-5, conducting training and how to work with boys and changing voices.
Classroom Music Programmes
We know how hard moving to a new school can be, not to mention the big leap from Year 6 to Year 7. We offer engaging transition activity for each stage from Feeder primary to induction days, transition summer schools and enrichment sessions or projects.
To inspire and enthuse your pupils in this new stage of their learning, sessions explore a range of music spanning world music, folk, choral, classical. Led by top-flight Choral Directors, these sessions will be just the thing to raise the musicality and motivation of your pupils and have them singing from the same score by the end of the day.
Year 7 Musicianship
We have developed a singing-based musicianship module for Year 7 pupils. Existing music teachers are trained by VF’s expert musicianship practitioners in how to deliver this specially devised module, which aims to get all Year 7 pupils to a similar level of music skill and understanding in the space of 10 weeks.
All of our programmes work to build pupil confidence and develop teamwork skills. Each strand can be delivered independently or combined as an annual programme. Choral and Singing Inspiration Days are also perfectly suited to older pupils up to Year 13, tailored to their current music ability and are designed to ensure they offer a challenge for even the strongest musicians.
To find out how we can support your secondary school today please email Hannah Keville (Head of Engagement) or call on 020 7520 1430
"I must admit, having not been heavily involved with the group this term, I first heard the choir perform properly a couple of weeks ago and it brought tears to my eyes! The combination of a fresh face and more rehearsal time carved out of the week has really improved the group and they are sensing they are part of something exciting."
Head of Music, Gordon’s School, Surrey
“I really enjoyed teaching my class about rhythm and notation through the songs provided and in the new ways they were taught to us in the training sessions”
Head of Music, Abbeyfield School