Music mark

Shireland Technology Primary receives Music Mark Award for second year

Shireland Technology Primary has been awarded the Music Mark Award for a second consecutive year in recognition of its high-quality music education provision in collaboration with the SIPS Music and Arts Service.

Through its ambitious and diverse music curriculum, the school fosters a love of musical creativity among pupils, who are encouraged to play instruments, create and compose their own music and explore how music is communicated across cultures.

Lady Kirsty Grundy, Principal at Shireland Technology Primary and Primary Director for Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, said: “We are thrilled to receive the Music Mark Award again and we are proud to work with SIPS Music and Arts Service to provide the very best for our pupils.

“We are dedicated to inspiring creativity and excellence and this award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff and school community.”

The school hosts a range of workshops and activities that offer pupils a wide variety of opportunities, with music education proven to have numerous benefits for young people, including improvements in behaviour, focus, self-esteem, attainment and attendance.

Examples of these musical experiences have included participating in the Young Voices children’s choir concert, discovering the heritage of African music for Black History Month and a live opera concert workshop with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Tanya Derham, Music and Arts Manager at SIPS Music and Arts Services, said: “Congratulations to Shireland Technology Primary for being invited to receive a Music Mark Award for 2022-23.

“Thank you for your positive approach to music in your school and for valuing music in your pupils’ educational and emotional development.”

Founded in 2013, Music Mark aims to provide excellent, accessible music-based learning and engagement for all children and young people, and is supported in partnership with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).