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Music excellence partner

Music Excellence Partner status is awarded to schools in Derbyshire and Derby City which demonstrate good practice in supporting the delivery and development of music provision, as outlined in the Government's National Plan for Music Education.

The award is all about a school's commitment to work in partnership with the Derbyshire Music Education Hub, to develop music provision together. It's not necessarily about having excellent outcomes in all aspects of music provision, it's more about authentic engagement to strive for excellence. The award offers:

  • Recognition that your music education provision has been quality assured.
  • The opportunity to display the Music Excellence Partner logo on your school paper, publicity and website for three years.
  • A closer working relationship with the Derbyshire Music Education Hub and all that is on offer.
  • The logo will demonstrate your school's commitment to providing quality opportunities for all pupils to develop musical skills; in the classroom and through instrumental/vocal tuition and extra curricular activities. 

How do schools apply?

Schools self-evaluate against the Music Excellence Partner criteria. Download the Music Excellence Partner brochure (below) which contains the full criteria as well as help and advice for schools wanting to apply.

Applications can be submitted at any time during the academic year. If all of the requirements are not in place, help can be given to produce an action plan. Download the self-evaluation form to begin your application.

What happens after?

Once a completed self-evaluation form has been sent to the Music Partnership a member of the Quality Assurance Team will contact you to arrange an assessment visit.

Following the visit, the assessor will send a full report and successful schools will be presented with their award at large-scale concerts, allowing maximum publicity.