The CERTIFICATE FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS is a national Level 4 qualification, awarded by Trinity and ABRSM. The newly-formed City of Peterborough CME Centre offers a ’Fast -Track’ programme tailored to accommodate teachers, Teaching Assistants or community musicians who work in primary schools.

The Hub will sponsor a limited number of CME places: apply to Kirsten Goldthorp kirsten.goldthorp@peterborough.gov.uk for funding.

For full details of our ‘Fast-Track’ CME programme, please email Miriam Forbes. miriamheatherforbes@gmail.com to request a copy of the handbook.

Moving Towards Music Leadership (MTML)

This is an intensive 4-day virtual training course for teachers, teacher trainees, teaching assistants
and community musicians who work in primary schools. Applicants would be expected to have some musical skill and demonstrate an interest in becoming a music subject leader or undertaking a refresh of the role. The four seminars will be delivered as a series of videos and webinars, timetabled for Saturdays, to avoid clashes with work commitments:

A place on this programme will incur a £195 fee, to include all materials. Feedback shows that past participants recognised the value of this intensive training as a way of expanding and embedding their specialist teaching skills, enhancing their CVs and improving chances of employment and promotion.

The seminars offer participants a wide range of resources, pedagogical approaches and opportunities to develop greater personal musicianship. Information on the latest reports and initiatives in music education will be shared, as well as detailed preparation for Ofsted ‘Deep Dive’ music inspections: there is also an emphasis on developing as a reflective practitioner. Certificates are awarded on completion of the module.

NB: Peterborough applicants may be fully funded, contact morag.richardson@peterborough.gov.uk

Examples of feedback from our delegates:

‘Excellent, usable ideas for the real classroom with real children: practical and inspirational!’

‘The tutors are amazingly supportive and make you believe that you are capable of anything! At school I felt lost and alone, but these four weeks have taught me how to be a much more efficient practitioner and given me the confidence to take hold of the role and make it mine!’

‘I have found it very useful to have such an engaging, hands-on experience. The resources provided are brilliant and cover a wide range of aspects for music leadership. It has been interesting to use technology. The tutors have been fantastic and imparted so much knowledge. Thank you for a wonderful experience.’

‘A fantastic course that should continue forever! I have learned so much regarding music technology, how to support colleagues who lack confidence and how to structure a great lesson. Superb resources provided.’

REGISTRATION To register, please send an email to Miriam Forbes at miriamheatherforbes@gmail.com you will then be sent a short questionnaire to complete and return. This information will help tutors to assess your suitability and build up a picture of your musical ‘history’ … your skills, experience, interests … and aspirations!