Support and Training

CMA support for schools includes:

  • Schemes of Work for school staff:
    • Sound Foundation activity ideas for Early Years
    • Mini Music Makers for Key Stage 1
    • SoundStart for first year of learning instruments at Key Stage 2
    • Sound Progress for the rest of Key Stage 2
  • Croydon Music Stars at Key Stage 2 to reward achievement, encourage progress and maintain participation
  • Support for all primary classroom teachers to include regular singing
  • Free training and resources for the Musical Futures Just Play (Key Stage 2 and 3) initiative, with additional resources from CMA.
  • Access to materials from the ongoing London Schools Excellence Fund support for Key Stage 3
  • CMA online learning materials for pupils and teachers, including Charanga, as a stepping stone to using resources across the internet
  • Music Mark School Membership and access to Music Mark resources including the Music Mark Framework for Progression in Musical Learning
  • Network meetings
  • Brokering school to school support
  • Croydon Schools Music Association Infant and Junior Singing Festival and cluster singing collaborations
  • Signposting projects and other opportunities for schools