The toolkit provides a range of resources and materials for schools to challenge and improve the quality of primary music education across Lincolnshire and beyond. It has been developed in response to some key publications which include:

The National Curriculum for Music effective in England from September 2014, draws upon the key elements of these key documents. Music maintains the status of a statutory subject and is an entitlement for all pupils up to the age of 14 in schools that must follow the National Curriculum. 

The importance of Music and the Arts within schools has gained additional external prominence; Sir Michael Wilshaw (Ofsted) recently announced:
"The effective teaching of arts, music, drama and other creative subjects is important in ensuring students experience a rich and balanced curriculum. This is something our inspectors pay close attention to when they visit schools."

Schools are responsible for the quality of all music provision in their schools, even that provided by external providers; they should ensure that all delivery, including whole class ensemble tuition, is mapped into the music curriculum as a whole meeting the musical needs of all learners. 

The toolkit will evolve over time with additional resources developed in stages in partnership with schools and other consultants. If you require further support, guidance or wish to be involved in the next stage of development, please do not hesitate to contact Lincolnshire Music Service. 

Jennifer McKie, Senior Music Adviser or tel: 01522 553238