Gaining insight

For the past two years we’ve kicked off the New Year with a training day for our team of specialist musicians: some 20 or so people, with a huge amount of combined experience of helping children with additional needs to make music, came together for sharing and learning. This year it was particularly  illuminating to gain insight of assessment and data-recording challenges through an excellent presentation given by a teacher working in a large school for children and young people with special needs.

On the lighter side, we enjoyed going back to the ‘child within’ when we experimented with ideas for music activities with pre-school children.

Having also spent time looking at curriculum development and staff training needs, the day ended with the sense from everyone that it had been an insightful and professionally stimulating way in which to spend the first Saturday of 2018.