In order to support schools, Devon & Torbay Music Education Hubs have produced a simple self-evaluation tool (aimed at Headteachers, Senior Leadership Teams and Music Leaders), which outlines the activities that could be offered as part of a progressive musical programme.
While some schools have significant provision for music, others may need more support in further developing their work. We suggest three possible stages of development. These stages are similar to Artsmark and are categorised as Bronze, Silver and Gold. In order to qualify for Music Education Grant (MEG) funding, schools are expected to share this judgement with the Hub so that we can then offer support to schools as required and according to need. We recommend that schools use this self-evaluation tool to feed into their own School Development Plan and School Music Policy.