Wellfield Middle School Newsletter
11 September 2015
Dear Parents & Carers
The pupils are impressed with the changes that have taken place over the holidays, both porches have been painted and have new flooring and the hall has been redecorated. Our fitness suite is built the machines are installed and sessions for pupils will be starting soon. There is a rota in place for the pupils so that each class will have time to play on our recently installed outdoor gym equipment during break times and each year group will have time on the 4G turf.
We would like to draw your attention to a number of opportunities available to your child with regard to music practice this year.
These will be delivered by Mr. James Peacock and will cost £49.50 per term. They will include 10 lessons of tuition over the term on a small group basis. Each lesson will last for 30 minutes. Pupils can bring their own guitar to school or borrow a guitar from the music department for the actual lessons, although of course ideally they will need a guitar to practise on at home.
Piano and Keyboard
These will be delivered by Mrs. Pat Walker. The cost is £50 which covers 10 lessons of 30 minutes duration over each term. Pupils are taught in groups of 2 during this half hour. Pupils will need their own instrument to practise on at home.
These lessons will be delivered by Mr. John Flood. Instruments covered are trumpet, trombone and cornet. Lessons are 30 minutes and 10 of these are offered over each term at a cost of £40 per term. Pupils are usually taught in small groups of 2 or 3. Pupils can bring their own instrument to school but it is also possible to borrow these from the local authority on a termly basis and keep them at home.
Violin tuition is delivered by Mrs Teoh. She will have limited spaces for this, ideally pupils will have their own violin, although there are a limited number available to borrow from the music service. The cost will be £6.75 for a paired lesson and £13.50 for individual lessons.
Steel Pan tuition is delivered by Holly Connon. This takes place after school on Thursdays from 3-30 until 4-30 and 15 places are available in the Steel Pan band. The cost is £30 per term.
Tuition will take place during the school day (except Steel Pans) and pupils may well need to be withdrawn from normal lessons to facilitate this. In some cases, lessons will run during a lunch time. Teachers will organise a timetable of lessons once returns have been made. All tuition is open to any pupil including those who are absolute beginners.
In most cases and for most of the instruments above it will be possible for pupils to become involved in performances and trips out of school and to take music exams for the relevant instrument.
All of our peripatetic music teachers are subject to stringent safeguarding checks in accordance with North Tyneside regulations.
If you would like your child to receive music tuition, please see Miss Whittle for a letter.
Responsible Use Policy
All Children will be bringing home an Acceptable Use Policy next week, it would be preferable if these could be completed online. You can complete the form at this link, this link can also be found on our school website.