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The provision and outstanding partnerships on a local, regional and national level are a driving force for engagement and motivation for all groups of students and ensures that Music Specialism is the cornerstone the binds the success of the school and the wider community at Bishop Justus.
The school has sought to narrow gaps in attainment between different groups of students through an innovative curriculum that provides a personalised and flexible model for progression and qualification. Teaching is rich and varied providing a wealth of differentiated opportunities for progression, participation and re-engagement. Early identification projects, drawing on the expertise of external partners, ensure talent is recognised and developed through targeting, intervention and enrichment. Scholarship programmes across key stages support further progression for the able whilst the progress of individual, groups and cohorts of learners is tracked to ensure variation and volatility are minimised through targeted intervention.
The Music specialism has developed effective links with external partners that support and enrich teaching at all levels. Partnership with local authority music service, Bromley Youth Music Trust enriches and shapes learning of music for all students including the able, gifted and talented. Benefits from regional partnerships include work with professional musicians such as London Brass whilst nationally students have experienced leadership of, and participation in, initiatives such as the DCSF Beat Bullying Campaign, The Big Sing and the SSAT National Conference.
Access is provided to facilities and resources for the local community including use of the recording facilities and performance spaces. Development of curricular provision is having a significant impact on our Primary School partners including planned opportunities for the most able and SEN learners. Performances at partnership and fellowship schools enhance the quality of experience for students and colleagues and cross-phase projects significantly contribute to the quality of primary-secondary transfer.
The music department works tirelessly to enable all students to access the high quality enrichment opportunities available for all Bishop Justus students to ‘discover their talent’. A huge amount of performance platforms enable the wider community to celebrate this success.