Music in KS3

17 November 2021 Ofsted warns schools over ‘unbroken’ KS3 music teaching

Inspectorate’s expert says subject should not be put on a carousel in secondary schools

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12 October 2021Spotlight Interview: Lila Bhattacherjee

Lila Bhattacherjee is a 25-year-old musician and Newham Music’s first “Young Trustee”.

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4 October 2021Tesco Community Votes

We’re excited to be in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme that gives community projects and organisations like us grants of up to £1,500.

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17 September 2021Updated Covid Guidance – September 2021

The latest government guidance for working in education settings highlights: No specific restrictions regarding singing, playing instruments etc Ensure good hygiene practices are in place and continue to ventilate spaces Have an up to date risk assessment in place outlining how risk is managed in your setting/venue Include a plan for how your setting will deal with […]

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20 July 2021Spotlight Interview: DJ Zel

We are excited to welcome Zelda to Newham Music’s new team of Youth Ambassadors.

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23 June 2021Primary Music Funding

Newham Music is offering £400 to primary schools in Newham for music instruments, equipment or resources.

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3 June 2021Spotlight Interview: Charlotte Venn

Newham Music recently welcomed Charlotte Venn to the NM team of teacher musicians. Charlotte is the daughter of longstanding NM teacher, Allison Venn, and ascended through the ranks, playing in the Newham Music Academy. Charlotte was kind enough to answer a few questions about her history with Newham Music and future career goals.

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12 April 2021NM Receives Cultural Recovery Funding

Newham Music is thrilled to have received a grant of over £173,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help us and our community recover and reopen.

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25 February 2021LGBTQ+ History Month Playlist

For the last few weeks, the NM team has been sharing our favourite songs by musicians from the LGBTQ+ community.

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17 February 2021NM in the News

As a part of Newham’s Year of the Young Person, we were featured in the Newham Recorder to focus on the importance of music.

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15 December 2020Join the Docks

Early years classes at Royal Wharf and Britannia Village have been exploring the Royal Docks and writing songs with us this term.

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