Many music education hubs applicants clearly illustrated how they have realised the vision of the government's National Plan for Music Education. This include new approaches to partnership working, and innovative thinking about business models, including plans to work with others to develop, draw together and maximise resources for music education for the benefit of children.
Read examples of hub practice below.
- The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are forming a new tri-borough partnership to deliver music education. All three councils reviewed their existing services and concluded efficiencies could be made through sharing resources, facilities, planning and delivery partners.
The councils will work with other delivery partners including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Music and the Aurora Orchestra - all of which are aligning their education resources and programmes with the hub's aims.
- Sheffield Music Service, which outlined an exciting range of novel approaches to be delivered through recognised expertise, from young peoples' inclusion in hub governance, to the new Music Hub Champion School Network - an innovative approach to developing relationships with schools.
- Devon Music Service works across the 29 coastal and market towns of Devon and through the 31 Local Learning Communities. It has gathered 53 partners from the arts and education so that there is high quality music provision across the whole of the county and that a range of genres is covered including folk, world music, rock and classical.
- Hertfordshire Music Service will deliver an extensive and broad range of activities as a music education hub in partnership with a number of local, regional and national organisations, including Orchestras Live and the BBC Singers.
In addition to a high-quality offer for the core music education hub roles, it will also support activity for early years, families and communities, with a particular emphasis on equality and diversity and targeting places of low engagement.