Portsmouth Music Hub aims to transform and inspire lives through high quality music and cultural engagement.

  • We provide high quality musical and cultural opportunities
  • We evaluate provision to plan for excellence
  • We support children, young people and staff to achieve their potential
  • We expect high standards from our children, young people and ourselves
  • We inspire children and young people to develop a life-long enjoyment of music
  • We promote the positive and enjoyable aspects of musical and cultural engagement
  • We work collaboratively with partners for mutual benefit
  • We support partner organisations to achieve their goals
  • We are open, honest and effective in our communications
  • We listen to our customers and actively seek feedback
  • We take ownership of our responsibilities
  • We ensure best value for our services and clients
  • To provide high quality, inspirational music education for children, young people and learners in and around the diverse Portsmouth community
  • To reach all sectors of children and young people, including the hard to reach and those in challenging circumstances, enriching their lives through exciting music and cultural activities.
  • To offer opportunities for all children and young people to sing and play a musical instrument
  • To build sustainable progressive pathways and nurture musical talent encouraging children and young people to access and participate in an exciting range of targeted musical and cultural learning programmes
  • To promote innovation, creativity and originality in musical and cultural activities
  • To support all children and young people to achieve their potential through music and cultural engagement
  • To provide opportunities for musical excellence to flourish through maximising the potential of collaborative working with diverse partner organisations
  • To reflect the musical diversity of Portsmouth’s community
  • To celebrate the musical and cultural achievement of children and young people across the city
  • To engage with all schools and partners, supporting them to deliver the Schools’ Music Education Plan

Core roles:

  • Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching for a minimum of a term of weekly tuition
  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and perform from an early stage: i.e. from age 5
  • Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all children and young people
  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs/vocal ensembles are available in the area
  • Offer continuous professional development (CPD) to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum
  • Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes
  • 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

In addition to these roles, Portsmouth Music Hub will:

  • Work in partnership with other public and private sector organisations
  • Broaden the opportunities and maximise the potential through collaborative partnership working
  • Seek to generate additional income to further extend musical opportunities for children and young people in Portsmouth and to cover the full management and administrative costs of the Hub
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