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How we used Equality, Diversity and Inclusion planning to create our 10-year vision

1 June, 2020

We all want our work to be accessible and relevant to as many people as possible. Most music services have staff who are eager to be inclusive and could do a lot to drive things forward, from the tutors to the finance manager. But actually embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in our work can seem […]

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How to use Youth Music’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion tool for action planning – a view from Hertfordshire Music Service

1 June, 2020

This is part of a blog series, see the main blog here: How we used equality, diversity and inclusion planning to create our 10-year vision –  includes a useful infographic Step 1: Find out how you’re doing a) Start by gathering your policy documents and your offer brochures together. b) Work through each statement in […]

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Hertfordshire Music Service Tuition Report Form & Guidance

1 June, 2020

As part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, we wantto make sure that parents and students are aware of the wider benefits of music, beyond technical musical ability. One way we do this is to include a question about personal and social outcomes into our student report. You can download our sample form […]

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Hertfordshire Music Service – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan statement

1 June, 2020

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Hertfordshire Music Service’s planning process. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (E, D and I) are referenced in the following ways: As a team within Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Children’s Services, we are accountable to the HCC Equality and Diversity Board The proposed transformation process that may see […]

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How can music services help prevent school and social exclusion? Lessons from action research

18 May, 2020

In partnership with a network of school heads, Stevenage Music Centre has been piloting a programme of research into how instrumental tuition might prevent school exclusions. Michael Davidson, Head of Rock, Family and Community Music at Hertfordshire Music Service explains. Stevenage is a Hertfordshire new town, with several wards in the top deprived 10 per […]

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What skills and qualities are helpful for working with vulnerable young people? We asked our music tutors

18 May, 2020

The music tutors who discussed this work with our creative music nurture groups (find out more here) and come from a range of backgrounds. Some are instrumental tutors from the music service, some have community music backgrounds. The aim of the nurture groups is to prevent school exclusion by providing a welcoming, child-led space in […]

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