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Somerset Summit

Take Art

Participatory music with vulnerable Young People working in Pupil Referral Units and other settings

This Event is aimed at PRU staff and other educational professionals working with vulnerable young people including NEETs, SEND, Music Leaders, Policy Makers and Funders.

Take Art and Actiontrack Performance Company have been successfully delivering the music workshop programme My Tunes since 2012, working in ten Somerset PRU settings across the county, as well as with vulnerable young adults and Looked After Children.

The Somerset Summit aims to share the success and experiences of My Tunes with other people working in this area, combining ideas and best practice, practical sessions with professional presentations. The intention is to come up with ideas to further support this vital work both in Somerset and across the UK.

10.00am register and coffee

10.30am – 12.00am: Welcome and Panel Presentations followed by Questions

  • Tamsin Mendelsohn, Relationship Manager, Music Education Hubs, Arts Council of England South West Office (Hopefully TBC) - music hubs and the role of working with vulnerable young people
  • Zoe Kilb, Grants & Learning Officer, Youth Music – research findings, impact and priority areas relating to vulnerable young people at risk
  • Helen Reid, Music & Arts Executive Officer, Sound Foundation Somerset, Somerset Music Education Hub – its approach to working with vulnerable young people
  • Jo Simons, Headteacher, South Somerset Partnership College - the value of music within the overall education context
  • PRU Staff Member (TBC) – response from someone working directly with young people
  • Nick Brace, Artistic Director & Music Leader, Actiontrack – relevance and effectiveness of working through music with young people
  • A student (TBC) – a personal story

12.00am – 12.45am: Choice of 2 Practical Music Delivery & Ways of Working in PRUs and other settings

  • Actiontrack: Somerset
  • Rhythmix: Brighton

12.45am – 1.30pm: Shared experiences, thoughts and comments coming out of the previous session

1.30pm - 2.30pm: lunch and networking

2.30pm - 3.30pm: Approaches to PRU/Vulnerable CYP and Music Hubs in other geographic areas and to cover attainment options, virtual music provision and working with Children in Care followed by Questions

  • Michael Davidson, Head of Rock, Family and Community Music, Hertfordshire Music Service (also working with Cambridgeshire and Essex Music Education Hubs)
  • Jack Kingslake, Alternative Education Project Manager, Rhythmix, Brighton (and the South East including Surrey)

3.30pm - 4.45pm: Final plenary session - what have we learned today and what do we want for the future and how do we achieve it.

4.45pm end


Date Time Venue Book Price
Fri 24 Nov 2017 10am The Monks Yard To book contact
Not available online
Somerset practitioners – free of charge. Other attendees: £30 to include lunch
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