YORK’S MUSIC EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
The York Music Hub is a strong, inclusive partnership of key providers of music education within the city of York. It was established to provide and sustain musical diversity and excellence and to enhance the education, life experience and self confidence of children and young people through music making.
The Hub is only as good as its partners, all of whom, in a variety of different ways, inspire, improve and enhance the lives of young people. The role of the Hub is to support, commission, enable and showcase their work. We believe that, by working together, combining and pooling experience and expertise, we are more likely to achieve our shared goals.
FUNDED BY THE Department for Education
We are funded by the Department for Education and managed by the Arts Council England (ACE). The York Hub is part of a national network of music education hubs working with more than a million children and young people. Our grant from the Arts Council is conditional upon the delivery of the National Plan for Music Education which was established so that children from all backgrounds and every part of England should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, to make music with others, to learn to sing, and to have the opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence if they wish to.
The Plan identifies Core and Extension roles which, in York, are delivered by the Music Hub and its partner provider, York Arts Education (YAE), working together in a partnership governed by Service Level Agreement.
The ‘Core’ responsibilities are to:
In addition to this, there are three ‘Extension’ roles which are to:
A CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION
York Music Hub is an independent charity, or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), regulated by the Charities Commission. The annual reports to the Charities Commission are available below. Our work is governed by a constitution which is a legal document and by our ‘Terms of Reference’, which describe how it all works in practice.
Our vision for music education in York is captured in the constitution. Our purpose is to:
WHO ARE WE?
The Hub is governed by a Board of Trustees:
The Board is advised by an Advisory Panel, comprised of representatives of providers and stakeholders including schools, music tutors and music organisations in the city.
The Board appoints officers with front line responsibility for delivering the work of the Hub:
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
Our partnership aims to create the very best opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music making. Our role is to ensure that routes exist for every child to take their music to the highest level they want to, (regardless of race, gender, background, educational need or disability). In order to do this we have groups and ensembles, some that are run by our lead organisation and others that we support externally.
As a condition of funding the Arts Council requires the Hub to maintain a Business Plan, a School Music Education Plan, and a Singing Strategy.
The Business Plan identifies 6 priorities for the year 2020-2021, which are:
Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the Hub has produced an addendum to the Business Plan, which is also available here.