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Redwood Park Academy


Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.

E Y Harburg 

Music at Redwood Park.

Music is a gift through which we can not only develop musical ability but also use it to support our pupils’ personal, social and emotional development. We aim to stimulate curiosity, imagination and creativity in a challenging and inclusive way. Music is also a great way to connect with and help children in the development of their communication

At Redwood we have a well resourced specialist Music Room and teacher. Our young people have the opportunity to listen, create and perform using a variety of instruments from percussion, drums, keyboards and ukuleles. Scarves, lycra, lights, puppets and props bring a multi-sensory dimension to lessons. Our growing resource of Music Technology equipment, allows our pupils to create their own band, sing along and play to karaoke tracks and record their own compositions. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year for our young people to perform and share their musical talents!

For the majority of pupils our music sessions are planned as part of the themed based curriculum.  The small group and individual sessions are tailored specifically to pupil need and their personalised programmes. 

Pupils can benefit in a range of ways such as:

  • becoming more self aware
  • being able to identify and express their feelings
  • improving their emotional wellbeing
  • improving concentration and attention
  • increasing self-confidence, self-esteem and motivation
  • developing independence
  • interacting effectively with others.

Our KS4 pupils are offered Music as one of their option choices and are given the opportunity to complete the Bronze Arts Award (Level 1 recognised qualification).

To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual portfolio of their experiences of: 

  • developing their interests, knowledge and skills through actively participating in music
  • experience of at least one music event/experience as an audience member and their review of that event/experience
  • researching the career and work of a musician that inspires them
  • experience of passing on a musical skill