Suffolk Music Education Hub performs all Core and Extension roles as set out by Arts Council England. These roles underpin all planning and the musical activity that we offer.

Core roles
  • Ensuring that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
  • Providing opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Ensuring that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Developing a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly, and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in their area.
Extension roles
  • Providing Continuing Professional Development for school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
  • Providing an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
  • Providing a wide range of high quality music experiences for pupils working with professional musicians and / or venues, including signposting the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers, and students.


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