Music Education Hubs

Worcestershire Music Education Hub

Inclusion Stories

These posts are from a set of case studies called ‘Working Together to Move the Needle on Inclusion in Five West Midlands Music Education Hubs’, produced by Anita Holford. 

Anita met with some of the team at Severn Arts in Worcestershire to find out about their individual inclusion journeys. Here are the stories of Debbie Fawcett, Director of Learning, and Gareth Hughes, Drum Tutor and Inclusion Lead.


Worcestershire Music Education Hub (MEH) is represented on the MAC MEH Strategy Group by the lead organisation Severn Arts

Here are some examples of how we have supported and collaborated with Worcestershire MEH

StrategicWorkforceMusic Delivery
Development of original Inclusion Strategy with Dr Phil MullenFree places for staff to complete SEMHD training programmeSEMHD mainstream primary schools programme
Individual bespoke consultancy - regular 1:1s with hub lead Mentoring & shadowing opportunities on SEMHD and SEND programmesWest Midlands Inclusive Choir - online delivery and support with Sandwell rehearsals
MAC MEH Strategy Group - monthly peer supportInclusive Choir training - partnership with SoundaboutBand/group offer in local special schools and afterschool
Regional partnership opportunities with sector specialists e.g. Soundabout & Open Up MusicSignposting and invitations to wider inclusion opportunities via AMIE networkDiversionary work with Children's Society
Advisory Board and EDI subgroup inclusion supportFree or subsidised access to specialist training and peer sharing opportunities SEND within mainstream secondary school - ensemble development
Commissioned inclusion training Projects with Children in Care

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Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support your hub;

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