The Music Education Code

The Music Education Code of Practice


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Be well prepared and organised


I will work effectively by having specialist knowledge and skills.

I negotiate with contractors and employers the aims, objectives and desired outcomes for the work and maintain communication for the duration of the project.

I understand the context of a programme or project to ensure the success of the activity for the participants.

I adopt the appropriate attitude, behaviour and dress code.

I manage my time effectively starting and finishing as planned and agreed.

I am aware of the support I may need and request help when necessary.

I keep up to date with all relevant paperwork, such as course planning

  documents, hand-outs, evaluation forms, invoices and budgets.

I charge appropriately for my services.

Be safe and responsible


I take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of everyone in my care, especially children and vulnerable adults.

I ensure that the activity is adequately insured.

I ensure risk assessments are carried out and manage risks accordingly.

I understand the contractor’s policies, routines and procedures e.g. child protection / equal opportunities / behaviour management / data protection.

I provide references for my work and a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure where necessary.

Have appropriate musical skills


I ensure that the level of skills, knowledge and understanding are sufficient to undertake the work I am doing.

I can demonstrate musical expertise, creativity and versatility.

I have appropriate musical resources to be able to adapt and react to changing circumstances.

Work well with people


I value all participants and treat them with respect.

I am sensitive and responsive to both group and individual dynamics.

I motivate and inspire participants.

I lead high quality and enjoyable music experiences.

I am friendly, approachable and professional in my manner.

Evaluate and reflect on my work


I collect monitoring data for contractors and employers as required.

I collect feedback from contractors, employers and participants.

I reflect on my work and learn lessons for improved performance in the future.

Commit to professional development


I improve and update my skills, knowledge and creativity through regular training, personal reflection and membership of professional bodies.

I maintain my professional portfolio and CV.

Contact Me

Raymond Williams

M.Ed., B.A., P.G.C.E.(Primary), 

Dip.Contemp. Vocals (Distinction)

H. C. Contemp. Vocal Teaching (Distinction)

45 Hinkar Way
TD14 5EH

Tel: 01890 751367

Mobile: 07730454829

Member of the Association of Teachers of Singing
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