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Music Education Hub

West Sussex Music works with strategic partners to increase opportunities for all young people to make and learn music.

We have a Hub Board that oversees our use of the Government’s national music grant and our Hub’s music education strategy. The Hub Board has representatives from schools, young people, families, music professionals and partner organisations.

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Hub Board

The West Sussex Music Education Hub Board oversees the Hub’s national music grant and is made up of stakeholders and cultural partners.

More about music education hubs

Music education hubs are partnerships of organisations working together to create joined-up music education provision, in and out of school, as part of the National Plan for Music Education in England. They are there to ensure that all young people in their local area can access the music education that’s right for them.

They are each coordinated by a hub lead organisation – in this case West Sussex Music – which takes on responsibility for the funding and governance of the hub. There are more than 100 hubs across England, and each receives a grant from the Department for Education, administered through Arts Council England, to fulfil four compulsory core roles and three optional extension roles:

Core Roles

  • Ensure that every child aged 5 to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

Extension Roles

  • Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
  • Provide a low cost instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
  • Provide access to large-scale and/or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues.  This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/ carers and students.
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