An Introduction to the Music in Secondary Schools Trust:
Our partnership with MiSST means that every student attending The Radclyffe School will receive an orchestral instrument and small group tuition for FREE as part of their regularly timetabled music curriculum. Year 7 students in 2020 will receive either a violin or a trumpet. When students attend their regularly timetabled music lessons, they will then be split into smaller groups and receive tuition on their instrument from a team of outstanding instrumental tutors. This exciting practical based curriculum is accompanied by a challenging and engaging programme of music theory.
The Radclyffe School is proud to be one of only 17 MiSST partner schools across the UK delivering the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme and we are incredibly excited to be the first school in the North, alongside our partners at Hathershaw College.
In addition to the outstanding musical learning taking place in our classrooms, the MiSST programme will also include a number of incredible opportunities away from the classroom. These include an annual performance at a London concert venue (including the Royal Albert Hall and London Palladium) and a 3 day residential course in Radley College, Oxfordshire.
The MiSST programme will run for all students from September 2020 and there are a few things that students will need to remember:
- Sign and return the Home School Agreement
- Collect their instrument
- Remember to bring their instrument to each of their music lessons – just like their PE Kit
- Practise regularly – just like they would their writing or numeracy work
- Complete their regular home learning activities.
You can support your child by reminding them of their practise routine, ensuring they bring their instrument to school and listening to them play at home regularly. There will be lots of opportunities throughout the year for you to come and see the fantastic work that your child is doing in their music lesson and we look forward to seeing you there.