Training and Development

Bolton Music Service CPD

All workshops and training sessions will be led by highly skilled music specialists and classroom practitioners from Bolton Music Service and our partners. The sessions are suitable for all classroom teachers and music practitioners, regardless of knowledge or experience. The focus is on bringing together music teachers and practitioners, sharing common aims and objectives.

Bespoke training packages can be arranged on request. Please ring 01204 333533 for further details.

Early Years Music Network

The Early Years Music Network meetings are an opportunity for adults who work with children age 0-5 years to share ideas for using music within different early years settings. We try out new songs, share ideas for using musical instruments and props, look at different musical games, different resources, and at ways in which musical activity can contribute to the delivery of the wider EYFS curriculum. The network aims to engage with early years practitioners, teachers, childminders and adults working with young children in community and outreach programmes.

The next Early Years Music Network Meeting for Bolton Schools will be held at Mere Hall on 2nd November 2021. To book please click here

The next Early Years Music Network Meeting for Blackburn and Darwen will be held at The Bureau Centre for Arts, Blackburn, on 8th November 2021. To book please click here 

If you would like any further information please contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk

Primary Music Teachers Network Meetings

For Primary Music Co-ordinators, practitioners and all teachers involved in delivering the music curriculum in primary schools. All sessions will be led by highly skilled music specialists and classroom practitioners from Bolton Music Service and our partners. The sessions are suitable for all classroom teachers and practitioners, regardless of knowledge or experience.

The next Primary Network Meeting for Bolton Schools will be held at Mere Hall on 3rd February 2022. To book please click here.

The next Primary Network Meeting for Blackburn Schools will be held at The Bureau Centre for The Arts, Blackburn on 24th February 2022. To book please click here

If you would like any further information please contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk

Secondary Music Teachers Network Meetings

Secondary Network Meetings are useful forums where music teachers can share good practice, introduce new ideas and discuss the important developments that are happening in music education. Meetings are hosted by different Bolton secondary schools, and more information will be available about each location from September.

Secondary Network meetings will be held on:

Monday 31st January 2022, 4.15pm – 5.45pm
Monday 16th May 2022, 4.15pm – 5.45pm

For more information please contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk

Training Programmes

Bolton Music Service CPD

Preparing for a Deep Dive Ofsted inspection in Primary Music. Our course will help you to prepare for Ofsted, and beyond, by helping you to effectively evaluate and plan for the development of music in your school. We will look at the questions you are likely to be asked, and the tasks that you may be required to undertake by Ofsted, and support you in preparing for them.

For more information please contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk

Greater Manchester Music Hub CPD

All teachers in schools can access high quality training through our Greater Manchester training programmes, these can be accessed by any Primary, Secondary and Music Service teachers from across the Greater Manchester area.

For further information and to book please click here.

If you would like any further information please contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk