Our vision:

A sense of the wonder and moving power of music is a key part of life. Music touches the very
heart of our humanity and in all of its many genres, forms, and varieties it is beautiful and
changing. At Woldgate School, our music education provides children with the opportunity to
understand, perform and create in a world of sound that often sits outside our capacity to
describe in words. For almost all of our children, the music they love will provide the
soundtrack to their lives and bring depth to the experiences that shape them.

In lessons children will learn the fascinating technical and theoretical foundations to music. All
children will have the opportunity to learn to pick up and play an instrument, even if they have
never played one before. Through a full extra-curricular offer, we also provide the opportunity
for them to play in ensembles and school productions. Our aim is to build a musical future for
all children, whatever form that may take. Providing an opportunity for children to make music
is a key part of our curriculum.

Everything you do in Music should be of great merit, character & value

Of great merit: ANALYTICAL

Of great character: SENSITIVE

Of great vallue: OPEN-MINDED


Music Curriculum Overview


How families can support:

Music is more accessible than ever and listening to music is enjoyable for most young people.
Encouraging your child to listen to a wide variety of music and engaging them in conversations
about music of the past and present can be a positive means of communication. Similarly,
taking an interest in what music your child listens to can be a positive experience for all. Most
young people will listen to a surprisingly wide variety of music as they are continually exposed
to it in films, television and other media. Occasionally your child will be asked to listen and
comment on music for homework. Sometimes they will be asked to practise keyboard skills, so
if there is access to one at home this can be helpful. Where this isn’t possible the pupils can
access the music facilities at school. Should your child be interested in learning to play an
instrument or take singing lessons we would hope that this is encouraged and supported
through providing time and space for your child to practise. We offer a wide range of extra
activities at Woldgate and ask that parents encourage their children to make the most of these
by regular involvement in rehearsals and commitment to performances.


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs McDonough - 07980 702715 - [email protected]

Year 8 - Mrs Cross - 07790 987131 - [email protected]

Year 9 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139 - [email protected]

Year 10 - Mr Joseph - 07790 987142 - [email protected]

Year 11 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987009 - [email protected]

Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst - 07790 987137 - [email protected]

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Coordinator - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - [email protected]

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance Officer - Mrs O'Brien - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank - [email protected]

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.