Resources for Schools

The National Plan for Music Education

Download 'The Power of Music to Change Lives: A National Plan for Music Education' (NPME), released by the Department for Education and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, in June 2022. This replaces the earlier NPME released in 2011. 

The Power of Music to Change Lives: A National Plan for Music Education.

NPME resources from Music Mark.

NPME resources from Music Teachers Association, for teachers and schools.


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Sing Up!

YMH is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of sing up subscriptions for the 23/24 academic year. 

Sing Up has an extensive catalogue of established and commercially successful songs expertly arranged for young voices.

o   The songs come with high quality backing and performance tracks as well as sheet music and an interactive white board mode.

o   Membership gives you access to all their songs as well as teaching resources and support materials including their new Sing Up Music Units for every year group.

o   This is not only excellent for teaching but also to provide material and accompaniment for singing assemblies.

o   The breadth of the Sing Up catalogue is a real selling point.


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I Can Compose:

Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating and learning about women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

This calendar features 32 female composers and is intended to inspire everyone to explore the lives and works of these trailblazing musicians.

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BBC Ten Pieces:

BBC Ten Pieces opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds. Explore their exciting films, lesson plans, instrumental arrangements & live events!

One of the key aims of the Ten Pieces project is to encourage children to develop their own creative responses to the classical music they hear in the Ten Pieces film.  The new collection for 2024 shows works by women composers.

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Amazing Musical Partnerships:

A day at the pond is a brand new, multi-part digital resource for early years featuring music and dance from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) and South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk), narrated by Seetal Kaur.

On Tour is a live orchestral performance from Skipton Town Hall that you can stream directly to your classroom, meaning you can access it from anywhere in the country!

You can access the concert and resource pack until 17 May 2024. To watch this concert, simply register with AMP by following this link.

After you enter your details onto the registration page, you will then be able to log in and access the concert on this page – the video will appear below, with the downloadable resource (PDF) to the left.

Five a Day is a resource for school and non-educational settings to develop music making and singing every day. Designed for children in formal and non-formal settings who do not currently access singing and music making on a daily basis, and the staff who work with them, this resource is a fantastic tool to develop confidence and a joy of singing together.