Miss R Stott – Music Teacher & vocal and piano coach
Here at the Skegness Academy the Music Department aims to help our pupils achieve and exceed their potential. We aim to achieve this by creating positive learning environments in which practical, creative and flexible teaching methods are a feature of all Music lessons. The curriculum explores avenues into social aspects of our lives and encourages pupils to develop a social awareness of their peers through discussion, creativity, communication and performance. Pupils actively support each other through the variety of activities offered and encourage each other to achieve their true potential.
The Key Stage 3 Music Curriculum aims to offer all our pupils the opportunity to learn stave and rhythmic notation, experience a wide variety of stylistic features from Renaissance through to Modern Music and explore music from around the world. Pupils will be encouraged to participate in a range of activities from listening and composing through to performing both as a solo and as part of an ensemble.
Through these activities, pupils will develop self-confidence, which will support all other aspects of their core curriculum subjects. Extra-curricular activities include choir and guitar club, which aim to increase pupil’s motivation and enjoyment of school music, engage all pupils in music participation, help pupils to become more confident with music making and raise self-esteem.
At Key Stage 4, pupils may opt to study BTEC L2 First Certificate in Music. The course is made up of four units which focus on performing, composing, creating a music project and an examined unit based on the music industry.
The Skegness Academy Music Department actively encourage our pupils to participate in a wide range of performance avenues and supports the whole school in the variety of projects and activities ranging from the school production and pantomime, Skegness Academy Carol Service and Care Home Concerts. We endeavour to continue looking for further opportunities for our students to participate in.