Colwell Arts Centre is now open on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


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Secondary Music Teachers Inset Day 2017


Lisa Mayo and Omar Khokher are delighted to invite all Heads of Music, Music Teachers and Music Trainee Teachers to our second music networking inset day. 


Date: 4th December 2017

Venue: Gloucester Academy of Music, Barbican House, Barbican Road, Gloucester. GL1 2JF

Fee: Free!  Subsidised by Make Music Gloucestershire, GITEP and the Hub Partners

Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/FFrA0v7UHLj4v6P53 Deadline for bookings: 17th November 2017


Hub partners present on the day: Gloucestershire Music, Gloucester Academy of Music, The Music Works, The Songwriting Charity, Cheltenham Festivals

We had a great meeting last year and were delighted to welcome 21 teachers from around the county.  This year we have planned what promises to be a very interesting and beneficial day for all attendees.


Schedule for the day:





Lisa Mayo (Head of Gloucestershire Music)

Keynote speaker: Martin Fautley

Introduction (10 mins)

Assessment in Music Education – National Picture


Q&A, discussion and feedback

Regional issues and local feedback





Practical workshop: Gamelan

(County tutor – Cheltenham Festivals)

Intro to our County’s Gamelan resource (housed at Gloucester Academy of Music) through practical workshop


Update from the MMG Hub

(Lisa Mayo and Omar Khokher)

Reflect on projects from 16/17 – plans for 17/18 – how you and your pupils can benefit


Networking Lunch

Hub partners will be present to chat with over lunch and explore their unique projects


Martin Fautley

Assessment in practice – an in-depth look at the topics such as assessment without levels; assessing music musically; impact on progress


Q&A, discussion and feedback

How is assessment working in our County’s schools?





Future funding

(Lisa and Ali Mawle – Cheltenham Festivals)

What support is needed from the Hub for Secondary Schools? Feedback to help inform future bids/projects and events.


Musicminds[1] / Digilab

(Misha and Salo – The Music Works)

Introduction to two programmes aimed at young people who struggle in mainstream secondary schools: Music Minds, for young people with mental health problems; and Digital Music Lab, for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties   






Keynote Speaker – Martin Fautley:

Martin Fautley

Professor Martin Fautley is Director of Research in the School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University. He has a wealth of experience in music education, both in terms of pedagogy, and of music education research. After enjoying many years as a classroom music teacher, he then undertook full-time Doctoral research working across the education and music faculties at Cambridge University, investigating teaching, learning, and assessment of classroom music making, with a focus on composing as a classroom activity.

 He is widely known for his work on researching assessment in the classroom, but also researches understandings of musical learning and progression (especially in the novice stages), composing, and creativity. He regularly undertakes research and evaluation projects in the field of music education.

 Professor Fautley is the author of eight books, including “Assessment in Music Education”, published by Oxford University Press. He has written and published over fifty journal articles, book chapters, and academic research papers on a range of aspects of teaching and learning, and regularly presents the fruits of his researches at international conferences. He is co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education.[2]

We are delighted that Martin is joining us and there will be opportunities to put your questions to him throughout the day.

Gamelan Practical Workshop (the teachers get to have some fun!):


A practical workshop will be held on the wonderful Gamelan that is housed in Gloucester Academy of Music and run by Cheltenham Festivals – we are so lucky to have this resource in our county!  Jonathan Roberts will be leading the workshop, as he is the tutor that Cheltenham Festivals engages for this resource.  Jonathan can provide bespoke workshops for schools as part of the offer through the education part of Cheltenham Festivals. 

Jonathan has played and taught gamelan for twenty years and performs regularly with gamelan groups across the UK and Europe, specialising in Javanese vocals. He studied Javanese music at one of Indonesia’s most prestigious arts academies, STSI Surakarta on a bursary from the Indonesian Government and has a DPhil at Oxford University about gamelan musicianship.

Jonathan is fluent in Javanese and Indonesian and is a multi-instrumentalist and an internationally recognised gamelan singer. 

[1] This presentation will be of particular relevance to Heads of Year/Pastoral Leads/SMT who lead on wellbeing.  Please feel to invite these members of staff to this session if you feel they may be interested. http://www.themusicworks.org.uk/school/at-risk/ 
[2] http://www.bcu.ac.uk/education-and-social-work/about-us/our-staff/martin-fautley


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