For students with severe mobility and physical limitations, active participation in music making can be completely out of reach. However, by harnessing the power of available technology and intelligently applying it to various musical principles, Carrie Lennard is opening a new space for students to express themselves through music.
Leadership Briefing is a weekly online summary of all that’s new and relevant to education, linked to original source documents that can be downloaded or viewed on screen, and available to everyone in your school leadership team. The briefings here give a sample of what’s on offer.
Auditory skills are crucial to the development of literacy in young children. Sue Newman shows how a new training programme is showing parents and teachers how to bring music to every day activities for vulnerable young people.
Research shows that auditory processing connects strongly with children’s capacity for learning. Dr Anita Collins explains what exactly this means and how to adapt the sound environment in the classroom
to support students’ development.
Creating thoughtful, articulate and knowledgeable students is at the heart of a new initiative to balance out the more narrowly focused A Level curriculum. Head Teacher Roland Martin outlines his Free Minds programme.