Giving Schools Time

Following the guidance provided by the DfE, Lincolnshire Music Service are able to return to face to face delivery of instrumental and whole class tuition. Supported by the robust risk assessment (see below), face to face delivery can now recommence.

We know that a huge number of pupils have been engaged with their instrumental lessons but there have been some for which, remote learning, has not been a successful delivery option. All pupils will return to face to face lessons from w/c 15th March. Below is a indicative timeline of how LMS intend to return to schools-based provision.

Week commencing  
1st March
  • LMS issue revised Risk Assessment to all schools based on renewed guidance
8th March
  • Pupils start to return to school (some staggered).
  • No face to face teaching in schools this week to allow schools to bed in new processes.
  • Pupils are to be taught after school hours/weekend or lessons doubled up at other times before Easter (if possible)
  • All parents of pupils and schools contacted directly by tutors to organise lessons w/c 15th March
15th March
  • Lessons re-commence in school

PPA/Whole Class

We appreciate that a lot of schools have missed out on planned projects and Music PPA time. If you wish for these to start w/c 8th March, we are more than willing to assist. Please email us on musicservice@lincolnshire.gov.uk to let us know, or contact your Area Manager.

Testing

We recommend that LMS tutors engage with Lateral Flow Testing and it may be necessary for them to become associated with your school, as a visiting teacher, in order to receive the kits and report the results to Gov.uk. Staff may have already contacted you about the possibility of this and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

As our staff visit multiple sites, it has been confirmed that their tests results are portable saving the need for over-testing. Results will be communicated to each school as well as LMS in line with local policy and procedures.

Risk Assessment

Lincolnshire Public Health Board have agreed our Risk-Assessment, and we also believe it remains robust. Please download, read and review our latest Risk Assessment (1st March 2021 version 2.0) for further information.