Continuing Professional Development

Buckinghamshire Music Trust run regular CPD sessions for school staff to broaden their knowledge of, and confidence in, music teaching. Our CPD sessions are designed to develop the skills of both specialist and non-specialist teachers and are taught by our team of experts.

‘Thank you Faye for delivering across our 2-day Primary practical conference. Sessions were incredibly well planned and delivered with confidence. Trainees were highly engaged throughout and enjoyed participating in the wide range of practical activities on offer. Trainees developed skills, knowledge and understanding to equip them with the necessary experience to positively impact the teaching of music within their classrooms. We will look forward to working with you in future conferences’ Sarah Stapleton, Head of Primary ITT – NITE

As a trainee teacher who has limited experience teaching Music, the session with Fay has given me a lot more confidence to teach Music, as well as a newly established excitement towards this subject!  I feel I now have lots of tools and knowledge to not only plan a music lesson, but deliver an engaging and interactive lesson for my class within a variety of settings.

'This was a brilliantly fun and engaging session which gave me a variety of ideas and resources to use in the classroom. I now feel much more confident in planning and teaching the music curriculum across all primary phases.'

BMT Courses

Music for EYFS:

Develop your skills in leading music with your youngest pupils.
This practical session will explore a range of music-making activities and how these can be used to develop both musical and non-musical skills in children at the earliest stage of their formal education. Songs and activities will be appropriate to your setting and led by our early years specialist.

Boost Your Music Curriculum:

Games, ideas tips and tricks to reinvigorate your music teaching. This session will provide you with ideas to take back to school that are accessible, fun and engaging but that don’t require specialist training or equipment. Suitable for both the non-specialist and the confident musician.

Composition and Creative Music Making:

Taking the mystery out of composition. This session will show you how to incorporate composition and creative exploration into your primary music lessons. More suitable for the non-specialist, we will look at easy ways to develop your pupils’ creativity and tackle the often-scary idea of composition.

Combined WCPM/Workshop and Training Packages:

Designed to support and train your teachers to enhance their curriculum delivery, working with the BMT teacher who comes to your school. The fee includes a planning session with an Area Leader to ensure that the structure and focus meet your individual school needs. 11 sessions of WCPM/Workshop + 3 hours CPD

Music Improvement Consultancy:

BMT has a senior team with a wide range of experience and expertise in schools and the wider sector and we will match the individual with the right skills to plan a support package with you to support your development needs. Possible areas of focus might include curriculum review and development, building a Singing School, resources and support for non-specialist teachers, whole staff practical CPD, Artsmark support and guidance

Bespoke CPD:

We can provide a tailored session, or package of sessions, to suit the musical needs of your school.


Course Member Price Non-member price
Music for EYFS £12.50 £25
Boost Your Music Curriculum £12.50 £25
Composition & Creative Music Making £12.50 £25
Combined WCPM/Workshop & Training Packages £450 £600
Music Improvement Consultancy £300 * £500 *
*We encourage schools to form small cluster groups to share these opportunities and divide the cost


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