Award winning music service
The Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) offers schools high quality advice and support for music and arts education. It is the Lead Organisation for the Tower Hamlets and City of London Music Education Hub.
THAMES provides a wide range of arts and music enrichment projects for pupils in schools. Schools who buy into their SLA receive high quality instrumental and vocal teaching together with the free loan of instruments for pupils as well as numerous opportunities for pupils to make music in a range of ensembles across the Borough. All work delivered by THAMES and its partner organisations will support schools in developing their own School Music Education Plans which in turn should reflect the National Plan for Music Education and the National Curriculum for Music. The DforE, OfSTED and Arts Council England have tasked all Music Education Hubs nationally to support all schools in developing quality Music Education Plans for every school. In order to achieve this, schools will be provided with a range of bespoke packages which enable them to progress through three stages of achievement. There will be more information on these provided to schools throughout the year.
To support schools with new National Music Education Plans THAMES have broadened the services and support they offer. To reflect this, for the first time, we have introduced a small service charge on top of tuition charges. For just £100 per term schools will have access to further support, resources and advisory services from THAMES.