music education code of practice

PREPARATION AND ORGANISATION
  • I will work effectively by having specialist knowledge and skills.
  • I negotiate with contractors and employers the aims, objectives and desired outcomes for the work and maintain communication for the duration of the project.
  • I understand the context of a programme or project to ensure the success of the activity for the participants.
  • I adopt the appropriate attitude, behaviour and dress code.
  • I manage my time effectively starting and finishing as planned and agreed.
  • I am aware of the support I may need and request help when necessary.
  • I keep up to date with all relevant paperwork, such as course planning documents, hand-outs, evaluation forms, invoices and budgets.
  • I charge appropriately for my services.
SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY
  • I take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of everyone in my care, especially children and vulnerable adults.
  • I ensure that the activity is adequately insured.
  • I ensure risk assessments are carried out and manage risks accordingly.
  • I understand the contractor’s policies, routines and procedures e.g. child protection / equal opportunities / behaviour management / data protection.
  • I provide references for my work and a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure where necessary.
MUSICAL SKILLS
  • I ensure that the level of skills, knowledge and understanding are sufficient to undertake the work I am doing.
  • I can demonstrate musical expertise, creativity and versatility.
  • I have appropriate musical resources to be able to adapt and react to changing circumstances.
SOCIAL SKILLS
  • I value all participants and treat them with respect.
  • I am sensitive and responsive to both group and individual dynamics.
  • I motivate and inspire participants.
  • I lead high quality and enjoyable music experiences.
  • I am friendly, approachable and professional in my manner.
EVALUATION AND REFLECTION
  • I collect monitoring data for contractors and employers as required.
  • I collect feedback from contractors, employers and participants.
  • I reflect on my work and learn lessons for improved performance in the future.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • I improve and update my skills, knowledge and creativity through regular training, personal reflection and  membership of professional bodies.
  • I maintain my professional portfolio and CV.