Music Education in Devon Schools

Babcock LDP Music Leads

The Babcock LDP Music Leads are the first point of call for information regarding music education in your local learning community. Each can be contacted for specialist strategic advice & support in the delivery of the National Plan for Music Education.

Please see details below for contact information.


Core Roles

  1. That every child aged 5-18 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.
    Key Music lead - Ben Van Weede
  2. Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
    Key Music lead - Paul Painter
  3. Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
    Key Music lead - Ben Van Weede
  4. Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
    Key Music lead - Debbie Kent

Extension Roles

  1. Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
    Key Music lead - Debbie Kent
  2. Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
    Contact Ensembles & Instruments Manager Clair McColl clair.mccoll@babcockinternational.com
  3. 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.
    Key Music leads Debbie Kent & Clair McColl

For any Devon Music Education Hub queries, entries for the DMEH website and general Music Service enquiries about instruments, events and activities please call 01392 287235.

Area:
East Devon
LLCs Covered:

Axe Valley, Clyst Vale, Culm Valley, Exeter (Beacon, Central, West Exe,) Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery, Sidmouth, Tiverton

Contact Details:
Paul.Painter@babcockinternational.com
Areas of specialist expertise:

Classical music
Ensembles
KS2
Composition and song writing
Composer in residence
Brass and Percussion

Area:
Newton Abbot
LLCs Covered:

Newton Abbot, Teign Valley, Teignmouth

Contact Details:
Ken.Parr@babcockinternational.com
Areas of specialist expertise:

Jazz
Music Education Hub Board issues
Arranging (eg repertoire for school ensembles)
Curriculum support
Secondary support
Woodwind

Area:
North Devon
LLCs Covered:

Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Chulmleigh, Crediton, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington

Contact Details:
Debbie.Kent@babcockinternational.com
Areas of specialist expertise:

Contemporary music provision
Devon Teachers Rock Choir
KS1
Latin American Music & Dance
Secondary support
Transition
Vocal provision
Woodwind

Area:
West Devon
LLCs Covered:

Dartmouth, Dawlish, Holsworthy, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Okehampton, South Dartmoor, Tavistock, Totnes

Contact Details:
Ben.VanWeede@babcockinternational.com
Areas of specialist expertise:

Folk/Roots/World musi
Instrumental Teachers                                                                                            
KS2
Music ICT
Resources
Strings
Ukuleles

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