• We offer support and challenge to school leaders and governors to secure sustained improvement in pupil outcomes and improve the quality of provision. Our team of advisers bring years of experience as executive head teachers, head teachers, subject leads, music teachers and health education specialists.
  • Through our partnership with Edge Hill University we deliver training for teachers and TAs in high impact intervention programmes for both Literacy and Mathematics; including 1st Class@writing, Project X Code, 1st Class@number, and Success@Aritmetic.
  • Services for Education are working with over 520 schools, settings and educational providers to raise standards. The team have a driving moral purpose to improve the life chances of children and young adults by working through and alongside colleagues in school.
  • We are supporting children with complex needs through a pupil mentoring and family support scheme, with trained mentors commissioned into schools to support groups and individuals.
  • Our ‘Appropriate Body’ status means we have registered almost 600 NQTs and are supporting them to become effective and talented teachers.
  • Through our contract with Birmingham City Council we provide training and support to schools for statutory assessment and moderation across all key stages.
  • Last year we trained over 1100 senior staff to become Designated Safeguarding Leads helping to keep the children and young adults of Birmingham and beyond safe.
  • We have recently begun to provide training to schools and the wider workplace to improving the understanding of mental health and wellbeing to meet the emotional needs of staff and pupils in schools and the wider workforce in companies.
  • Our Music Service of over 230 teachers are providing 38,000 pupils with high quality music lessons every week, through whole class teaching, small group and 1 to 1 tuition. 26,000 children have access to a free musical instrument on which to learn.
  • Children can then progress through their musical journey to join one of 70 Music Ensembles we run across the city at evenings and weekends. These include groups for brass, strings, woodwind, world music, choirs and rock and pop providing the opportunity for 4500 children to make music together.
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Auditions for Central Ensembles 2018

Online registration for Central Ensemble auditions is now closed. The deadline was 12th March. You can still send in a late request using this form: 

Late request form - Word Doc

Late request form - PDF

Audition Requirements 2018

For any further queries, please contact the Head of Ensembles, Paul Douglas


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