Partner Schools Programme
The Partner Schools Programme is a new approach to working with schools; in partnership with our four partner music hubs we are collaborating with four primary schools keen to develop their cultural offer, co-creating a programme of opportunities which meets their needs and places music at the heart of their ethos, empowering them to become culturally engaged, proactive schools.
In partnership with Haringey Music Service, Havering Music School, Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service and the Tri-borough Music Hub we identified a primary school in each hub area which is recognised as finding it hard to engage with cultural organisations and who would like to do more, providing them with the confidence and skills to sustain a cultural education offer for children over the long term. The Partner Schools are Risley Avenue Primary School (Haringey), Harold Court Primary School (Havering), Lansbury Lawrence Primary School (Tower Hamlets), and Flora Gardens Primary School (Tri-borough).
We are working with each Partner School for three academic years from 2015 – 2018. Opportunities to share practice across the schools’ ‘clusters’ and the wider boroughs is central to the programme, benefiting a greater number of teachers and pupils, fostering new relationships between cultural organisations, music hubs and schools and providing a new model for working together. This activity will be devised with each Partner School and partner music hub.
Learning points will be disseminated across the sector, inspiring more schools to take a lead in strategically designing their own cultural education programme, drawing on the support of music hubs and cultural organisations. The Partner Schools Programme allows us to act as a catalyst, empowering schools to create their own strategic and sustainable cultural offer.