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Meet Catherine Hatcher: Our New Learning & Impact Manager

We’re pleased to welcome Catherine Hatcher to the Voices Foundation office team. Catherine has a variety of arts experience spanning research, evaluation, fundraising, and administration. Most recently, she worked with a team of researchers at the Play in Education, Development and Learning Centre, based at the University of Cambridge. Catherine has a strong interest in understanding the social, psychological, and educational benefits of participation in arts and music activities, and believes in utilising evidence to increase organisational learning, better practice, and deliver the best possible experience for participants.

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Catherine's professional experience includes roles at the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestras For All, and Yorkshire Young Sinfonia. Catherine is a Trustee at a Cambridgeshire-based arts and mental health charity, Arts & Minds, and holds master’s degrees in musicology from the University of Oxford, and in psychology and education from the University of Cambridge.

 

Catherine's personal experience has led her to understand the valuable role that schools can play in delivering music activities, and she is excited to contribute to making access to an inspiring music education a reality for all children at Voices Foundation. In her new role as Learning and Impact Manager, Catherine will lead evaluation and research for the charity, distilling learning into key insights that will help to set our policy agenda and inform future activity through programme and product design.

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Catherine to our growing team!

 


Learn more about Voices Foundation

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 "Our years of partnership with VF have shown us the value of music education for pupils and staff and we will continue to make this a priority going forward. We are proud to be a Voices Foundation school."

-Hayley Guthrie, Central Primary School (VF Partner School)

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"Before joining the Voices Foundation, I had not fully understood how something as seemingly simple as singing can be such a remarkable agent of change"

-Jennifer Comeman-Peers

Interim CEO, Voices Foundation

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 "Our years of partnership with VF have shown us the value of music education for pupils and staff and we will continue to make this a priority going forward. We are proud to be a Voices Foundation school."

-Hayley Guthrie, Central Primary School (VF Partner School)

 

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"Seeing individuals who ‘can’t sing’ gradually transform into teachers who have musical confidence and self-assurance is genuinely remarkable and quite a privilege. I have learnt such a lot about being a teacher through my experiences"

-Sally Cathcart, Musicianship Director

 

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