Ludwig Van Beethoven
At All Saints’, we aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences, through which we build up their confidence, develop creativity and provide a sense of achievement for all children. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject as well as an understanding and acceptance of all types of music. We ensure children understand the value and importance of music in the wider community and can use their skills to involve themselves in different musical experiences. We believe that music should be a part of our everyday practice, whether through singing assemblies, extra-curricular activities or music lessons.
Playing, singing and listening to music is known to positively affect your health and wellbeing. Some benefits are: increasing your memory, boosting your team skills, teaching perseverance, enhancing your coordination, sharpening your concentration, relieving stress and promoting happiness. I understand personally how important music learning is, as I was fortunate to go to a primary and then secondary school that offered music lessons and many opportunities to play in bands and groups as part of school performances and community events. Therefore, knowing the many positive benefits music can bring to your life, I am pleased to be the music subject leader at our school, and promote and support the engagement and teaching of music.
Music is an incredibly rewarding subject to teach and lead. It gives you the opportunity to support and engage with pupils, who sometimes struggle with other subjects, and see them flourish, succeed and most importantly, enjoy their learning. Learning music skills helps to develop essential behaviours and equips young people to successfully take their place in an ever-changing world.