Our mission in North Tyneside is to make every school a singing school.
To achieve this, we have in place:
- A singing strategy for primary schools, based around a specialised Sing Up scheme
- A singing strategy lead and a team of dedicated tutors to support with delivery of singing in schools
- Termly gifted and talented singing days for secondary aged students
- A number of weekly choirs and free of charge singing activities
- The opportunity to participate in a number of local, regional and national events
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.
In recent years, we have also worked in partnership with National Youth Choir, putting forward a number of young people to take part in taster weekends and supporting them in auditioning for the main choir. Our primary and secondary schools also get the opportunity to take part in the annual Durham Vocal Festival Choir of the Year competition.
We have offered enhancement activities with Samling Academy and collaborated with Music Partnership North Newcastle to offer a number of joint projects, including our recent virtual performance of Fiona Lander’s What Christmas is For.
To find out more about our singing strategy and vocal opportunities for your school, please contact us.
‘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’.
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.
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.
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: