Nottingham Music Hub

Sessional Teacher: Wider Opportunities

AIMS

Peripatetic instruction on a maternity cover basis for primary schools engaged in Whole Class Ensembles (formerly Wider Opportunities). Also part of a team of teachers leading more advanced regional groups.

OUTCOMES

Rewarding and lively term, teaching brass to over 400 students who were learning to play an instrument for the first time. A number of these continued to engage through regional projects.

CRITICAL EVALUATION

This was easily one of my favourite projects to date. The whole concept was a culture shock and I had to constantly adapt to the surprising needs of my classes, working out how to give each student the best possible chance. My lessons were well planned & delivered but I was unable to accurately record student progress, having been hired midway through the school year and inherited no paperwork from my predecessor.

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