13th April 2017
Our high standards in Music have been recognised by a body which represents professional musicians nationally. The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has awarded the school a Silver Certificate in acknowledgement of the fact that more than 15% of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music.
Commenting on this accolade, Rachael Arkell, Director of Learning and Teacher of Music at Trinity, said, 'I am absolutely delighted about this award. The success of our pupils achievement at GCSE is only possible with the enthusiasm and hard-working ethos of each pupil in Key Stage 4. They are a total delight to teach in lessons, practice sessions and in Music clubs throughout the year. I am sure that the current groups will go on to achieve greater success at Key Stage 5.'
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM, congratulated the school. '‘We are delighted to recognise Trinity’s achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake in the subject and high achievement of pupils,' shes said. ‘Music is a valuable subject, it brings value in itself to pupils as well as supporting achievement in other subjects. Music also opens doors and generates educational opportunities for pupils from all backgrounds. We are delighted that Trinity values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate,' she added.
The certificate is awarded by the ISM and the ISM Trust. Set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and to protect the interests of all musicians, ISM is the UK’s fastest growing professional body for musicians. Today they support nearly 8,000 members with unrivalled services and expert advice, from study up until retirement.
The ISM Trust was created in 2014 to advance education, the arts and to promote health. Its primary focus is to deliver high quality professional development by leading practitioners from the ISM and in partnership with other organisations. It is dedicated to creating pioneering resources to support music and all those who work in the sector inducing music educators, performers, and composers and delivers its work through webinars, regional seminars, training events and advice packs. www.ismtrust.org