Musical activity gives powerful, validating, multi-sensory and kinaesthetic experiences to children with SEND, supporting the development of the whole child.


Durham Music Service has created a range of programmes to help develop and support music in your school. This is enhanced by a range of performance opportunities outside the classroom such as the Big Sign and Sing and SEND Showcase days.
All schools are entitled to subsidised teaching, please contact us for details.

SEND PROGRAMMES

PMLD Sensory Approaches
ASC - Developing Communication Skills KS1/KS2 Music Curriculum
African Drumming - whole class
Ukulele - whole class
Brass - whole class
Rock Band Project
KS3 Music Curriculum
Instrumental Tuition - drum, guitar, brass Music Technology
CPD



OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

SHOWCASE DAY

Schools come together in a day of performance and workshops to share the fun of making music together.


BIG SIGN AND SING

Special schools from across the North East are inspired and enthused at Durham Vocal Festival.


CURRICULUM WORKSHOPS

A variety of topic and curriculum based workshops.


LIVE MUSIC FOR SCHOOLS


Durham Music Service musicians performing live for whole school concerts.


BRASS ENSEMBLE DAY

Brass students from Special Schools can access this fun ensemble day.

Having worked with Durham Music Service for a number of years now the impact of music making within our SEND setting is unmeasurable. Many of the students in our school are non-verbal and music gives them a means to communicate with each other. It’s one of the few sessions each week that they come together as a group to celebrate and share. Keeley Steel, Hopewood Academy