Upbeat Project - Feniscowles Primary School

  • by R Curson

    Wednesday, 6 September, 2017 - 15:23

We are a mainstream primary school in the outskirts of Blackburn. Around 15% of our children have SEN/D, 9 of whom
have a funded EHCP.
We value arts education highly and believe in its benefits for all children. Children benefit from a thriving musical
programme within and outside the curriculum.

Children with SEN/D across school will have access to additional music provision. The project will demonstrate the
importance of music in school in allowing children to shine whilst supporting development in other areas. The project will
raise awareness amongst school staff of the benefits of music learning, as well as influencing organisational change
regionally and nationally.

Children in KS1 and 2 will participate in weekly group music sessions with a specialist teacher. Musical activities across
both Key Stages will include a focus on language and communication development as well as developing musical skills and
confidence. In KS2, children will also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, in order to further develop their
musical skills. Across both Key Stages, children will perform to an audience, reflect on achievements and receive
accreditation for their work. Successes will be routinely shared with the wider workforce.

Working with specialist partners allows us to influence the delivery of inclusive music across the region. If successful, our
model will be offered to other schools in the area, helping to affect organisational change. Our partnerships can provide
us with the platform to demonstrate the importance of music in the curriculum across the region and nationally.

Contact name: 
Mrs R Curson
Project duration: 
Friday, 1 September, 2017 to Friday, 30 November, 2018
Are the activities open access?: 
Age ranges: 
Feniscowles Primary School
Livesey Branch Road
North West
United Kingdom
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