We would firstly like to thank you for all the hard work you and your colleagues do to ensure that pupils at your school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education. Your dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum is both welcomed and celebrated.”
Years after establishing ground-breaking Music Therapy at Woodlands Academy, their music provision has been recognised as “high quality.”
For over ten years, local professional musician Mike Wisdom, who also has a background in youth work and well-being, has taught groups and individuals in a range of instruments. Year 7s at Woodlands Academy have all learned basic Ukulele, progressing through chords to be able to play a variety of songs over their first year. Many maintain their love and interest through bespoke sessions from Year 8 through to Year 11.
SEN presents no barrier to musical ability, indeed for some of our songwriters over the years, problems bought in to the music room have acted as a catharsis for personal emotions.