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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith


Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Ephesians 5:19-20

New International Version


At Northaw, making music is an expression of our faith. We have customised a scheme of work based on the Model Music Curriculum from Charanga and play ukulele from Sing Up. We sing together in collective worship each Monday, Wednesday and Friday; we also appreciate pieces of music taken from the Foundation Listening repertoire. Music is central to celebrations, including harvest, Christmas and Easter, and leavers’ performances. We have both a band and choir led by a specialist, and host musical tuition. Embracing the power of music to change lives and working closely with Hertfordshire Music Service, we aim to play our part in a National Plan for Music Education, and have a Music Development Plan that captures the curricular and co-curricular offer and sets out how it will be staffed and funded. Ofsted’s research review series and subject report series have informed our practice in this area.

Adaptation for Inclusion


We want pupils with SEND to achieve exceptionally well in music, and have constructed a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. The curriculum is successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.

Teachers can also refer to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Guidance where classroom difficulties and strategies to support are listed by area of need.