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
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.