Support and Training
CMA support for schools includes:
CPD & Networking Events
We organise up to three CPD and networking meetings each academic year for primary and secondary school music teachers. Upcoming dates can be found below. Please email us if you’d like more information.
Networking Meeting for teachers of arts subjects.
Thursday 9 March, 4.30 - 6.30pm at Bernard Weatherhill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.
First session: 4.30 - 5.15pm
The first part of this meeting will look in more detail at Arts Award to help you assess whether you’d like to take it back to SLT at your schools. The link to book onto the first session is here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arts-award-local-area-network-meeting-croydon-tickets-30917850122
Second session: 5.30 - 6.15pm
The second part is open to suggestions. There will be some sharing of exercises and creative games. Please let us know if you'd like to contribute to this or have have anything else you’d like from this meeting.
Please note, you can choose to come to only the first or second part of this meeting if you don’t feel both sessions are relevant to you. Please just contact us to let us know.
Croydon Music Stars
Croydon Music Stars
We have devised this assessment framework to support music teachers in rewarding the development of children through music.
What they do
• Reward pupils progress
• Measure progress against the National Curriculum
• Support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children through music
• Support the cultural life of the school
• Provide a common assessment framework for music teachers to support close working between classroom teachers and instrumental / vocal teachers
How they do it
• Pupils meet criteria and complete tasks as musicians at five levels, through teacher assessment
• School informs CMA of pupils and their level
• CMA provides certificates which can be presented in assembly
• There is no cost to schools or parents
Girlhood is,a youth empowerment project designed for young females, particularly from challenging backgrounds and/or with learning disabilities. It is an eight-week workshop programme that allows participants to explore social issues like body image, health relationships and mental health in a safe and creative way. We can work with up to twelve young people to deliver creative workshops that will give participants the opportunity to explore these issues. Activities include arts and crafts, creative writing, drama and dance.
The project is intended for girls in year 6 and above. It will be facilitated by Izzy Bianchini, Arts Development Manager at CMA, and SEN/D specialist youth worker, Rose Swainston. Both are JNC qualified youth workers. It was piloted in 2016 at Caxton Youth Organisation, Westminster. We had many successful outcomes: increased confidence, resilience and leadership skills in participants. The programme is still running today.
The cost for this project is £1,374.00. This includes the delivery of eight two-hour workshops with two staff, planning time and resources. If you are interested in the project but are not able to meet the full cost, please contact us.
For further information, contact Izzy Bianchini - firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8681 0909.
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