Our online CPD training workshops have been carefully designed to spark creativity and imagination, and to build the skills necessary to allow any teacher to confidently use songs to support the music and general curriculums.

Our workshop leaders are all education professionals and singing/music specialists, with a wealth of experience in developing and delivering singing in schools, classrooms, music services, and PGCE and SCITT training.

This workshop will show you how to use singing as the basis for delivering the National Curriculum for music. It will help you think outside the box and spark creativity and imagination in and out of the classroom.
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Grounded in solid research, this workshop is aimed at every teacher in every school. We will show you how you can use music to improve literacy and numeracy; promote well-being and team spirit through whole-school singing; and influence mood/attention in the classroom.
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This workshop, aimed primarily at non-specialists, will show you some essential easy-to-use techniques that will develop and protect young voices, and get you and your kids singing better and for longer.
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This workshop supports the teaching of phonics and other key literacy skills such as speech processing, reading comprehension, recall of verbal information and creative writing.
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This workshop, aimed at both specialist and non-specialist musicians, is an essential guide to using music and singing to develop spatial reasoning and maths when teaching children aged 3 – 7.
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This workshop will energise your use of music to support work in the SEND classroom and help promote inclusion for SEND pupils in a mainstream class.
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A video showing some trainee teachers being inspired after attending one of our in-person workshops in 2019.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
A SINGING SCHOOL IS A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL – OPEN WORKSHOP
22nd JUNE 2021 - 4.30-6.30PM
Grounded in solid research, this workshop is aimed at every teacher in every school. We will show you how you can use music to improve literacy and numeracy, promote wellbeing and team spirit through whole-school singing, and influence mood/attention in the classroom.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch with our friendly workshops team by emailing workshops@outoftheark.com or calling on 020 8158 0646.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Are Our Workshops For?

    Our workshops are for every teacher in every school. You don’t need to be a music specialist to understand and engage with our workshops.

What are online open workshops?

    Our online open workshops are delivered over Zoom and have been carefully designed to spark creativity and imagination, building the skills necessary to allow any teacher to confidently use songs to support the music and general curriculums.

How do I book an online open workshop?

    You can book a place on one of our online open workshops via our Eventbrite page.

How Much Do Our Workshops Cost?

Can We Run More Than One Workshop In A Day?

    Yes, we encourage you to get the most out of our workshops leaders in the time you have available.

How Many People Can Attend A Workshop?

    Usually up to 40 people can attend one workshop, however, this is sometimes flexible so please get in touch with our Workshops Team to find out more – workshops@outoftheark.com.

Who Delivers Your Workshops?

    Our workshops are delivered by experienced music specialists and education professionals, who are experts at developing and delivering singing in schools.

What Free Resources Come With Your Workshops?

    After each workshop, we will provide you with a unique code, that can be used to access a digital pack full of lesson plans, free songs, cross-curricular ideas to use straight away, music activities and a helpful glossary of terms.

How Have The Workshops Been Developed?

    Our workshops have been carefully designed and developed by our Education Team, along with our trained workshop leaders. Each one has been carefully created to offer something unique and achievable.

My School Won't Be Able To Run A Workshop, But Can I Book Myself Onto Another Open Course?

    Yes, we’ve just started to offer online open courses for you to book onto. Please click here to see if we have any coming up in the next couple of months. If not, please contact us at workshops@outoftheark.com to see we can arrange one.

Do I Need To Be A Music Specialist To Understand The Workshops?

    Not at all. Our workshops are designed to engage and encourage every teacher, no matter what their musical experience. This is all about using music across the curriculum.

Will you be developing any more workshops?

    Keep an eye on our website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

What's Different About Your Workshops?

    Our workshops are grounded in solid research that suggests active engagement with singing has an enormous impact on pupils’ intellectual, social and personal development. As well as promoting team spirit and creating a collaborative learning environment. We passionately believe that by introducing singing across your school you will begin to see and reap all the benefits that music engagement can bring. Yet, most significantly our workshops prove you don’t need to be a music specialist to introduce and engage with singing in your school – trust us!

Are Your Workshops For NQTs?

    Yes, we believe our workshops would be greatly suited to NQTs who would like to take their teaching method to the next level and introduce music to every-day lessons.

I'm Interested In Running A Workshop For My School Or Music Hub. Who Do I Contact?

What is the refund policy for Online Open Workshops?

    • You can request a refund up to 7 working days before the event
    • If cancelled up to 7 days before the date of the workshop, we will retain £5.00 for administrative costs
    • If cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours before the workshop, 50% of the fees will be retained
    • If cancelled up to 24 hours before the workshop, no refund will be provided
    • Out of the Ark Music reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 5 working days before an event. A full refund will be provided should no other suitable alternative date/event be available.
    • For more information about our refund policy, click here.

Is my online open workshop registration fee or ticket transferrable?

    Unfortunately, tickets for these events are not transferrable. .

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

    Ideally no. But if someone from your school/organisation is attending in your place for whatever reason, then please tell us as far in advance as you can..
 

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