ABC Training and Support
ABC Creative Music offers 3 kinds of training:
- Online self train: Teachers can self train using video training courses online (free with online subscription).
- Central or On-site CPD training: ABC offers highly rated CPD and IST training session in your school
or local authority (prices on application).
- Music Leader Program: In the music leader program for mainstream and SEN schools, a music specialist
or non-specialist class teacher is trained at a face-to-face or webinar induction session to lead CPD sessions
to staff in your schoolusing a specially developed training website. More info here.
On average non-specialist teachers rate ABC CPD training as 91% effective.
ABC staff deliver very effective on-site support days to Nurseries, Primaries or Special Schools,
where they spend a whole or half day, with teacher and their classes, demonstrating resources & teaching approaches,
while supporting and validating teachers.
Prices and more details on application.
Please contact Phil Bancroft at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 0131 510 0099 for more information.
Feedback on training:
“My name is Janet Kerr and I am a PGDE student at Dundee University. I just want to write and thank you for your amazing input on Thursday. I was petrified at the thought of teaching music…but not now. This is such an amazing resource and now I can’t wait to teach music. I’ve signed up and raring to go.“
Student Teacher (about to start final placement):Feedback after 2-hour training session on ABC Online
“ABC training was informative, non-threatening (to non-musical people such as me!). Tom who ran the training was open, friendly and happy to help out with any classroom issues. The ABC website transformed music in our school. The activities are fun and the children get a real sense of achievement from completing them. Teachers are able to break down the skills in manageable proportions in an easy, clear way. I love using the website as everything is at your fingertips – from clear instructions to the music needed for each activity. No more working with books, cards and cds at the same time. Thanks Tom.”
Jane Andrew Class Teacher, East Ayshire
“The training was well planned and superbly delivered. Even the most non-musical of teachers find the resource simple and easy to use, while there is sufficient scope for the more-musical to strive for even greater depth. After the training we were all excited and eager to bring more music into our classrooms. Thanks ABC for some great training and a fabulous resource. Our school is now alive with the sound of music! ABC has always been a great resource but the new online version is perfect for the interactive whiteboard generation.” Ian Armstrong, Class Teacher, Strathesk Primary, Midlothian
“Thanks for the great In-Service, it was much appreciated. All the evaluation was excellent.
All the people are wanting more and thought you produced a fun and exciting day.”
Joy Brockley, Education Department, Aberdeen City Council,
In-service for Nursery Teachers & Primary Music Specialists