KS2 Whole Class Instrumental Tuition (WCIT)
Following the Government's pledge in 2000 that '...over time, all pupils in primary schools who wish to, will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument...', Sutton Music Service launched Whole Class Instrumental Tuition pilot programmes in two schools in 2003, expanding to four schools in 2005. We now deliver a range of programmes in seventeen Sutton primary schools, providing integrated general musicianship and instrumental tuition at KS2 to more than 1900 children a week.
The schools in which WCIT is currently offered are: Abbey Primary, Barrow Hedges Primary, Brookfield Primary, Cheam Common Junior, Cheam Park Farm Junior, Dorchester Primary, Hackbridge Primary, Harris Junior Academy (Carshatlon), High View Primary, Holy Trinity CofE Junior, Manor Park Primary, Muschamp Primary, Robin Hood Junior, Stanley Park Junior, St Elphege's RC Junior, St Mary's RC Junior School and Westbourne Primary.
WCIT is organised by Hannah Taylor, WCIT Coordinator, and our tutors are Annmarie McDade, Bethany Britt, David Brooker, Jonathan Bayley, Ronan MacManus, Lucy Andrews, Philip Aslangul, Daniel Burrowes, Greg Duggan, Hannah Schofield, Jackie Wells, Robert Cope, Rebecca Hughes, Colin McIlhagga, Cameron Todd, Matt Yardley, Chrissie Ranson, Gillian Jones and Hannah Taylor.
The key features of these programmes are:
- WCIT programmes last for one academic year with ten sessions being delivered each term.
- All programmes are pitched at years four and five and feature woodwind, brass, strings or world music instruments.
- Each programme is delivered by highly specialist instrumental tutors from Sutton Music Service, working alongside the classroom teachers.
- Sessions are planned, organised and delivered in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
At the end of the programme children should be able to make an informed choice as to how they want to develop their new musical skills.
If you would like further information, please contact us.