Middle & Secondary Schools

NTMEH provides a range of services and support to Middle and Secondary School settings in North Tyneside. These include:

Advisory Support:

  • 1:1 annual support/advisory meeting on strategic development of music in school
  • Collection and analysis of data to inform curriculum, transition and other planning
  • Regular updates on local, regional and national music education issues/initiatives
  • Termly network meetings and regular CPD opportunities
  • Monitoring/observation of quality/delivery of visiting music tutors on request
  • Safeguarding training for visiting music teachers
  • Sourcing visiting music tutors via North Tyneside Council’s external providers database
  • Schools membership with national music advocates Music Mark

Curriculum Support:

  • Support with curriculum and assessment design
  • Support with Ofsted inspection processes
  • Exam board CPD and standardising sessions for GCSE and A Level

"NTMEH provides a whole range of fantastic opportunities in music for our students and a variety of CPD activities tailored to the needs of music teachers."

Kieran Baldwin (Head of Music - Whitley Bay High School)

Extension opportunities:

  • Free access to NTMEH music centre ensembles and choirs for all pupils
  • Free access to our Youth Music funded musical inclusion and Arts Award project, Standing Upright
  • Use of annual schools’ allocation to support in-school instrumental and ensemble provision using the services of our team of visiting music teachers.
  • Access to a wide range of collaborative performance, cluster and transition events, many in partnership with Music Partnership North Newcastle

Schools also have the option to buy into a number of online subscription packages, including:

For more information about our support to middle and secondary schools, please contact us.

“The NTMEH team are passionate about music education and have student engagement at the heart of all they do.  As a Curriculum Leader I feel well supported by Jenny and her team; they are approachable and personable.  The thing I appreciate the most is the flexibility of their offer; NTMEH are willing and able to tailor their support to the needs of each school’s priorities”

Mary Houlton, Head of Performing Arts, Longbenton High School

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SEND Provision

NTMEH provides a range of services and support to SEND and alternative educational provision settings in North Tyneside through our specialist Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Recording Studio

Musical Inclusion

‘Musical Inclusion is about removing barriers to ensure all children enjoy full participation in a music education that supports the development and achievement of each young person based on their individual abilities, needs and interests’.


CPD For Schools

In addition to termly network meetings and drop-in sessions, NTMEH offers a wide range of continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for music teachers, senior leaders, tutors and freelance practitioners.

East Coast Swing Band at Percy Main 2

Instrumental Tuition

All instrumental lessons are delivered by our team of freelance visiting music teachers, some of whom are commissioned directly through the hub, with others directly contracted via schools and parents.


Blended & Virtual Learning

North Tyneside Music Education Hub have recently developed a strengthened blended learning model to support schools and young people in the area.


Singing Strategy

We also host a number of collaborative events, not least our annual Spring Sing: a week-long singing celebration held each year at the Whitley Bay Playhouse which usually involves over 1,000 children and young people from our primary schools across North Tyneside.

Early Years & Foundation Stage

NTMEH provides a range of services and support to Early Years and Foundation Settings (EYFS) in North Tyneside including in-class music support and CPD sessions for all settings.

First & Primary Schools

NTMEH provides a range of services and support to First and Primary settings in North Tyneside through our Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Middle & Secondary Schools

NTMEH provides a range of services and support to Middle and Secondary School settings in North Tyneside.

Whether it’s developing people’s skills and knowledge through training or bringing colleagues together at an event, our teams deliver training and events that reflect your current needs.

To book CPD visit: