Leader: Mr D Cunningham


To create a musical atmosphere within St Joseph’s to ensure that all pupil’s get several opportunities to perform, listen to, compose, review and evaluate music.

To provide opportunities for pupils to sing and use their voice, learn a musical instrument and give performances to other classes and parents.

To design a curriculum where pupils cover different elements of music, learn important vocabulary and develop a good understanding of how music has changed throughout history.

To develop a curiosity for music, with an understanding and acceptance of the importance of all types of music.

To continue to review and update the music curriculum to ensure that staff and pupil’s experience good musical experiences and improve their knowledge and understanding.

To work on training for staff who teach music to ensure that their subject knowledge is strong in order to inspire future musicians within school as well as let pupil’s experience musicians through lessons and assemblies to understand opportunities that are available to them.

To have after school choir and music groups (orchestra, guitar ensemble etc…) to enhance pupil’s experiences of music.

To create musical displays within school to explain our aims within St Joseph’s and display examples of work and famous musicians to inspire pupils.

Through the integral nature of music, create a learner who develops fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection.

Music will develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to pupils individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world.

To provide training to support staff subject knowledge to ensure a good music curriculum being taught throughout school.

To plan regular CPD and staff meetings to review the music coverage within school and develop staff understanding and knowledge.

To use the musical programme ‘Charanga’ to introduce musical concepts and the teaching of key skills.

To develop musical appreciation skills to develop an understanding of mood and emotion created by music and how music has changed through periods of time.

To ensure staff plan lessons alongside the National Curriculum and make sure children progress and learn musical vocabulary which is then shown within their work produced.

To continue to build on the bank of instruments within school to support children’s learning and musical experience.

For pupils to understand the relevance of what they are learning within music and to enjoy their musical experiences within school.

To evidence pupil’s work throughout school and ensure they experience performances from others as well as performing themselves.

To continue to check music data and curriculum coverage to best support children’s learning and progression as well as staff knowledge.

To collect pupil interviews throughout the year to ensure that their voice is heard in regards to the school’s music and subject coverage.