Musical School – a modern ICT-supported primary music curriculum for the whole school

Headteacher comment:

“Charanga Musical School has had a fantastic effect; teachers can track children’s progression clearly and the supporting planning and assessment is easy to use. It has met all of our needs – it’s fantastic to see the children and staff engaging with and enjoying music so much!”
David Smith, Read St John Primary

Class Teacher comment:

“The kids love it! They are so engaged, like never before. The songs are relevant and the school is buzzing! It’s inspiring and innovative and simple to use for non musicians.”
Kim Raynor, Read St John Primary

Over 100 schools within Lancashire embed the Charanga Musical School programme into their curriculum. Teachers at the schools are now using the Units of Work as part of curriculum delivery and cluster meetings for local schools are also being run to share good practice and how the resources can be used.

Joanna Mangona

Joanna Mangona, Trainer with both Lancashire Music Service and Charanga, says:

“Many schools are looking for modern, flexible, creative and innovative resources to engage their children fully and to create a complete musical school offering. “Musically, with Charanga Musical School, everything in the school now links together, from Foundation Stage to Year 6. Whole-class ensemble teaching and small group instrumental lessons are an integral part of this. Children who learn an instrument can now use them as part of their class music lessons. Performances are starting to happen in assemblies and for end of term concerts.”

Additionally, Music Coordinators, after they have become familiar with the programme, are then confident enough to support and lead CPD for their staff.