The BEAT festival offer currently comprises the BEAT Infant Music Festivals (annually each autumn, Y1/2), the Barnet Schools Music Festivals (annually each summer, Y4/5/6) and the Secondary Celebration of Singing (annually each autumn, KS3 and older). This offer should:

  • place singing resources in schools that:
    • contain good quality, age-appropriate repertoire, selected for its potential to engage students and enable them to progress as young singers and musicians;
    • are supported by high quality materials including tips for teaching, recordings, whiteboard resources, and ideas for creative work and other extension activities that link to the requirements of the music curriculum;
    • enable schools over time to build up a library of singing resources covering a diversity of musical genres and representing music from different times, places and cultures;
  • include CPD in singing leadership;
  • provide opportunities for schools to perform for, and see the performances of, other schools;
  • expose teachers and children to high quality singing leadership at the festivals themselves;
  • provide light-touch CPD for school staff, through supportive school visits to help with teaching the materials, and through exposure to ideas and good practice when they see other schools rehearse and perform;
  • enable BEAT to identify schools that can benefit from further support in their singing provision.