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Voices of the Future

Voices of the Future is an 18-month programme of professional development opportunities for teachers who are interested in gaining skills and confidence as singing leaders. It supports teachers to use singing to teach and inspire their pupils, colleagues and the whole school community. Although we ask schools to cover the cost of releasing teachers for six days over 18 months, participating in the programme is otherwise free!

What does the course involve?

Voices of the Future consists of six INSET (In-Service Training) days, in-school mentoring sessions and a sharing performance. Course participants have the opportunity to work towards goals tailored to their needs and those of their schools. We plan to focus on a broad range of topics, including confidence, rehearsing and leading songs, healthy and top-quality singing, acting and movement, and how singing can support music and the wider curriculum.

Who can apply?

The programme is for any teacher working in Thurrock or Havering with enthusiasm or interest in developing their teaching practice through singing. We’re particularly keen to collaborate with teachers working with years 5 to 8. We expect some participants to be music specialists and others to be generalists with an interest in music and singing.

We are currently inviting applications from teachers from schools in Thurrock or Havering. Join us for this exciting project!

Application form for Thurrock.

Application form for Havering.

Deadline: February 8, 2013.

If you’d like more information or have any queries, see the frequently asked questions for Havering, or the frequently asked questions for Thurrock. You can reach Stacey Kurtz on 01708 892 823 or email

Voices of the Future is kindly sponsored by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.