Our Mission

Our mission is to provide all children and young people in North Tyneside with a diverse and inclusive range of high-quality, accessible musical opportunities and experiences by:

Delivering a wide range of first access opportunities in schools and other relevant settings.

Ensuring clear progression routes for all within a wide range of musical styles and genres.

Developing new partnerships and improving partnership working with all existing stakeholders.

Our aims include:

  • Providing a broad, balanced and progressive range of musical opportunities.
  • Being inclusive and supportive of all learners, regardless of circumstance.
  • Creating initiatives to ensure the development of high-quality, sustainable learning situations.
  • Encouraging all stakeholders, including young people, teachers, classroom assistants and parents to engage in and support high-quality musical activities throughout all key stages.
  • Striving to develop the aims of the Wider Opportunities Programme.
  • Following the National Plan for Music Education (NPME) to enable all learners to achieve their personal best by delivering the following core and extension roles as defined by the DfE and Arts Council England:

All music hubs in England also have clearly defined core and extension roles as set out by the DfE/Arts Council England:

Core roles:

  1. Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
  2. Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  3. Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  4. Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

Extension Roles:

  1. Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
  2. Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
  3. Provide access to large scale and / or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and / or venues.

All music hubs in England are funded by the Department for Education, via the Arts Council.

Funding is calculated on the number of children aged 5-16 living in each demographic area.  More information about funding for music hubs can be found at: www.artscouncil.org.uk