What is the quality framework?
Youth Music’s quality framework, Do, Review, Improve is a tool to help you plan for and evaluate quality in your work. The resource contains:
- A list of quality criteria
- Glossary of key terms
- Organisational responsibilities to be considered in programme planning
- Links to further guidance and resources.
The quality framework can be used by anyone leading a music-making session with children and young people - it’s designed to be flexible and can be used in planning and reflection sessions, for peer observations, as an evaluation tool, or as part of your organisational training and induction.
As part of this suite of resources you'll find additional versions for working with disabled young people and with babies and toddlers, as well as real-life example of how the criteria look in practice.
Working with young people online
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, many organisations have moved their music sessions online. The easing of lockdown restrictions means that many are now recommencing face-to-face delivery. But it’s likely that many organisations will continue to offer a blended approach of online sessions alongside in-person activity.
This version of the Quality Framework aims to support organisations and music leaders working online by highlighting best practice and additional considerations when working digitally.