Last term there was so much going on musically, that it felt right to go for Gold in the National Sing-Up awards. We photographed and recorded footage of all the times we came together in song and submitted a lengthy on-line application.
To gain the award, we had to demonstrate that we achieve the following and provide plenty of evidence!
Provides opportunities for the whole school to engage in and enjoy singing
Extends the range and choice of singing opportunities across school life
Commits to the ongoing development of confidence and competence in singing and vocal leadership
Embeds singing in school planning and singing contributes to the achievement of school goals
Some of the evidence:
Singing together at our Harvest Festival
Singing across the curriculum
Opportunity to perform in choirs and productions
The criteria to achieve the Gold Award are split into four areas: Pupils, Staff, SMT and Governors and Whole School Community.
Sing everyday across the curriculum
Are supported to lead singing and vocal work
Practise ways to improve their singing
Sing in a range of ways and styles including creating original music with their voices
Staff (teaching and non-teaching)
Sing weekly, including SMT
More than two staff lead singing at least twice a week and are developing confidence
Identify strategies to extend creative vocal work into the wider curriculum and improve the quality of singing
Singing leaders model and share good vocal practice with colleagues
SMT and Governors
Are involved in the awards process and actively support staff and pupils to develop as singers and vocal leaders
Demonstrate continued whole school support