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BYMT SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS

BYMT provides a diverse range of services to support Bromley schools in delivering outstanding music education for ALL children and young people.

We are offering the following services, many of which can be delivered online if required. (Please click on the boxes for further information.)

Become a member of the Bromley Music Hub to benefit from a range of discounted support:

  Basic
Membership
Full
Membership
Membership of Bromley Music Hub Advisory Group Cross Tick
Regular bulletins on key music education news and events in Bromley and beyond – including access to funding opportunities and initiatives. Tick Tick
BYMT Instrumental and Vocal Service. BYMT can source/recruit and place music teachers in schools. Please see our Recruitment and Vetting Procedures

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£50 per teacher appointment

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BYMT termly CPD for classroom music teachers / leaders and access to up-to-date developments in pedagogy. Delivered through physical on-site training and online webinars.

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£50 per school, per training session
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Advice for Headteachers and/or members of SLT on OFSTED expectations of “outstanding music provision” and “The National Plan”. Through physical on-site support or online meetings.

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£60 per consultation
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Participation in large scale performances (subject to social distancing measures being relaxed).

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POA
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Membership of Music Mark (The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark leads, represents and supports the highest quality music education for all children and young people). For further details please click here.

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£52 if purchased independently
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Annual Membership Costs (2020/2021) Schools with basic membership will need to pay separately for each service

£220 Primary Schools

£330 Secondary Schools

Basic Membership: Free to all Bromley schools
Full Membership: £ 220 Primary Schools, £330 Secondary Schools
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT has a team of music specialists who deliver curriculum music to primary schools. Lessons include singing, playing classroom instruments, creative music making, appraising and listening. All these skills are taught using the interrelated elements of music stipulated by the National Curriculum (eg pitch, rhythm, pulse, tempo and dynamics). Our teachers can also follow your music curriculum using a topic-based approach or as a stand-alone subject.

It is important to note that Ofsted requires schools to have overall responsibility for ensuring the quality and delivery of their music plans.

Bespoke delivery options during 2020/2021:

  • Lessons can be delivered through pre-recorded videos or live stream sessions.
  • Activities and choice of classroom instruments can be tailored to meet government Covid-19 guidelines.
  • BYMT can provide you with a bespoke programme tailored to your requirements.

Request form:

COST 2020/21: Hourly rate, £58.50 an hour
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

We offer:

  • Weekly singing whole class lessons or assemblies
  • Half term singing projects culminating in a celebration performance
  • One-off day/half day workshops

These projects can follow your music curriculum or be linked to a specific topic e.g. Black History Month, environmental issues, or historical events

Bespoke delivery options during 2020/2021:

  • Lessons can be delivered through pre-recorded videos or live stream sessions.
  • Activities or can be tailored to meet government Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Schools can switch to an alternative BYMT school project/service if government Covid-19 guidance requires this.
  • BYMT can provide you with a bespoke programme tailored to your requirements.

COST 2020/21: Hourly rate, £58.50 an hour
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT PLAY is our whole-class ensemble tuition programme. These curriculum time programmes deliver all the core points of the DfE National Plan for Music Education which states that “every child should have the opportunity to learn an instrument”.

BYMT offers the following exciting projects:

  • PLAY Djembe
  • PLAY Keyboard
  • PLAY Recorder
  • PLAY Steel pan
  • PLAY Ukulele
  • PLAY pBuzz
  • PLAY Samba

 
BYMT teachers are skilled and experienced in teaching whole class lessons. Children will learn how to hold their instrument, how to produce a good tone, employ correct technique, play as part of an ensemble and the basics of reading music notation.

BYMT PLAY provides a strong foundation for progression to instrumental learning through BYMT BAND ON THE RUN transition projects.

Bespoke delivery options during 2020/2021:

  • Lessons can be delivered through pre-recorded video or live stream sessions.
  • Activities and choice of PLAY instruments can be tailored to meet government Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Schools can switch to an alternative BYMT school project/service if government  Covid-19 guidance requires this.
  • BYMT can provide you with a bespoke programme tailored to your requirements.

COST 2020/21: Hourly rate, £58.50 an hour
Please note that instrument hire is not included. Please see our BYMT INSTRUMENT HIRE section below.
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

Band On The Run is an innovative project which builds on the progress achieved in the introductory BYMT PLAY projects and provides an excellent transition to small group or individual lessons. Within a year the school should have a good-sized ensemble/band. Children are taught to play an instrument from the brass, string or woodwind family over a five-week period. Progress during this course is rapid as children benefit from three 30-minute sessions each week:

  • Weekly small group lessons to secure basic instrument technique (groups of 3s or 4s)
  • An ensemble rehearsal (groups of 8 by instrument e.g. all trombones together, all trumpets together etc)
  • Full band rehearsal (to secure ensembles skills and build in a continuity ensemble/band post project)

 

At the end of the 5 weeks, a concert will take place showcasing the outstanding progress of the students. Children are then encouraged to continue learning their instrument through individual or small group lessons as part of the BYMT VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL TUITION scheme.

Before booking a Band On The Run programme, please read our frequently asked questions

To learn more about Band On The Run please see our introductory video: Band on the Run Video

Bespoke delivery options during 2020/2021:

  • Activities and choice of BAND instruments can be tailored to meet government Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Schools can switch to an alternative BYMT school project/service if government Covid-19 guidance requires this.
  • BYMT can provide you with a bespoke programme tailored to your requirements

COST 2020/21:
Project cost: £1450 per half class project, or £2900 per whole class project
Costs are based on 32 children per class, 16 children per half class which includes instrument hire. The financing arrangements of these projects is the decision of the school. Please note that these project costs have been subsidised by Music Education Hub Funding.
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

In-School or via live stream:

BYMT has a large team of professional teachers/performers.

We offer a range of exciting and engaging workshops throughout the year. They are a great way to introduce children to vocal and instrumental learning, complement school curriculum topics and to contribute development of children’s cultural education and awareness. These workshops can be tailored to your requirements and are be a great way to support Arts Mark and Arts Award applications.

We offer a range of exciting workshops which include:

  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Djembe
  • Samba Sound Shapes
  • Singing

Workshop Days at the BYMT Central Music Centre

BYMT offers bespoke half-day/full day whole class workshops at our central music centre in Southborough Lane, Bromley. Schools can choose from a range of workshops that include:

  • Keyboard
  • Music Theatre
  • Instrument ‘try-outs’
  • Dance
  • Jazz Improvisation workshops
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Djembe
  • Samba Sound Shapes
  • Singing

Bespoke delivery options during 2020/2021:

  • Workshops can be delivered through pre-recorded videos, live stream sessions or even in outdoor spaces.
  • Workshops can be tailored to meet government Covid-19 guidelines

COST 2020/21: We can tailor our workshops to meet your budget.
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT teachers can direct and lead your school ensembles and choirs and support with school performances.

COST 2020/21: Hourly rate, £58.50 an hour
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT staff and licensed (freelance) peripatetic teachers work in most schools in the London Borough of Bromley to deliver individual or small group instrumental tuition. Parents of interested students can obtain an application form for lessons via their school reception, the BYMT website, or by using this link.

BYMT or the relevant licensed teacher will invoice families directly for this service. We would strongly encourage schools to pay for the lessons of children who receive pupil premium.

Bespoke delivery options during 2020/2021:

Lessons can be delivered through live video streaming, either at school or at home

For further information please contact schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT provides a range of exciting performances by BYMT Alumni Students and professional musicians. These performances often inspire children to learn to sing or play an instrument, understand more about the different instrument families and are also a great way of supporting Arts Mark and Arts Award applications.

Performances can include:

  • String Orchestras
  • Wind Band
  • Piano concerts

Bespoke delivery option during 2020/2021:

Performances can be delivered through pre-recorded videos or live video streaming using your preferred digital platform.

COST 2020/21: Fee is dependent upon the size of group performing – we can cater for your budget.
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT provides termly central CPD for music subject leaders and class teachers on a variety of topics – these range from singing for the non-specialist, classroom composition to jazz improvisation. They are delivered by BYMT and other external specialists. These sessions are held at the BYMT Music Centre or via online webinars.

BYMT also provides tailored on-site CPD for school/academy staff meetings and training days.

Quote from a Bromley teacher:

“Thank you so much, I really enjoyed it. As a non-music specialist and someone who is not very confident but who loves music, I learnt that I could do some things with my children quite easily without feeling out of my depth. I liked the ideas for different actions and ways to change a song”

COST 2020/21:
Full membership of Bromley Music Hub: Free
Basic membership of Bromley Music Hub: £50
On-site CPD for staff meetings/training days: £60 hour.
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

Examples of bespoke support services that BYMT can offer includes consultancy services, curriculum advice and planning, audit of music provision and preparation for Ofsted’s Deep Dive

Quotes from Headteachers:
Thank you again for running the training this week. It was very useful to discuss the new approach to inspections and what we need to do to get ready. 

Bespoke delivery option during 2020/2021:

Support can be delivered via video conferencing using you preferred choice of digital platform.

COST 2020/21:
Full member of Bromley Music Hub: Free
Basic member of Bromley Music Hub: £60 an hour
To apply: click here
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

BYMT has a stock of orchestral instruments that are available for hire to schools. There are also class sets of djembe, recorders, keyboards and percussion which are available for short periods of time. Please contact us for further details.

COST 2020/21:

Whole Class Ensemble Tuition Hire per term:
Hire of Ukulele (Class set) £160.00
Hire of pBuzz (Class set) £160.00
Hire of Djembe £10 per drum

Individual and Small Group Instrumental Hire per term:
Half size violin or smaller, guitar - £35.00
Ptrumpet, pbone, clarineo - £35.00
All other instruments - £55.00

To apply:
Schools: click here
Parents/carers: Instrument Hire Application Form for parents/carers
Further information: schools@bymt.co.uk

 

Key supporting documents and links:

10 Reasons why to use Bromley Youth Music Trust:

1. Experience - Over 45 years’ experience working in Bromley schools and communities.

2. We are not-for-profit - Everything we offer is subsidised, and all income is reinvested in Bromley schools and community provision.

3. Our values - We are committed to an inclusive music education experience which caters for the diverse needs of all schools and learners.

4. High quality - Our teachers follow our set of pedagogical principles and are supported and developed by a robust mentoring process and ongoing training & CPD.

5. Specialists - We have specialist teachers who have undertaken training in: SEND, Inclusion, Whole Class Instrumental Teaching, Vocal and Choral Development, Songwriting, Music Technology, Music of the World and Choirs/Ensembles

6. Safeguarding - All teachers are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks, hold enhanced DBS checks and update their safeguarding training annually.

7. National reputation - Bromley Youth Music Trust is a national leader in ensemble provision.

8. HR, legal & insurance - We ensure full HR compliance for all our staff and licensed teachers.

9. Sickness cover - We cover the cost of absence and aim to provide cover teachers.

10. Governance - Our work is overseen and supported by the BYMT Trustee Board

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley
     

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane
Bromley
Kent
BR2 8AA

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590