The Music Service remains the principle provider of instrumental and vocal services to most primary, secondary and special schools. Its strategy is influenced by local priorities, legislation and national objectives. One of the key areas involves delivering whole class instrumental tuition (1st Access).
Recently the music service was successful in achieving Music Education Hub status as outlined in the National Music Plan: The Importance of Music published by the Department of Education. Arts Council England are now the fund holders and together with a number of key partners will form a strong relationship in order deliver on the NMPE key objectives. Partners within the Hub include Bath Festivals; Bath Spa; Bath Philharmonia; Womad; Yamaha Education; Charanga; Sing-Up and Mid Somerset Festival.
The Music Service offers pupils routes for further progression via the five music centres and 3 principle performing ensembles from symphonic orchestra to rock guitar and wind bands to choirs.
All staff have up-to-date training and are offered five CPD days offered per annum. All staff are subject to annual performance monitoring and ll staff have an up to date enhanced CRB and Child Protection Training.