What is the Certificate in Teaching Inclusively?
It is so important for us to include everyone in our community in healthy voice use, and so we have included 10 hours of specialised, expertly delivered content for you in this course. There are a wide range of special needs and disabilities covered, providing useful resources and tips to inform your teaching. Learn what to consider when taking on a new student, how to optimise your learning environment for their needs, communication skills, learning theories, incorporating creative technology, and more!
Who is this certificate for?
This course is for singing teachers and choral leaders who want to learn about teaching inclusively, working with neurodiversity and disabilities. The information is applicable whether you work in mainstream education settings, community groups, or the 1-2-1 studio. There are a wide range of special needs and disabilities covered by experts in the field, providing useful resources and tips to inform your teaching. Learn what to consider when taking on a new student, how to optimise your learning environment for their needs, communication skills, learning theories, incorporating creative technology, and more! We also hear valuable contributions from people about their own experiences of a variety of additional needs.
Pricing and Information
This course has two stages:
Stage 1: 365-day access to over 10 hours of learning content
Stage 2: Complete a multiple-choice quiz and submit a written assignment demonstrating your understanding of the material in practice.
This will be assessed for a Level 4 CPD accredited course
Course cost £215
How does the certificate work?
When you sign into our online learning platform, you will be guided through 35 films that make up this wonderful resource. There are moments for reflection throughout the content, which you can complete in your reflective journal as you progress through the videos. There are also practical suggestions and personal worksheets to record your progress.
There are approximately 10 hours of learning content to watch in total and these videos are able to be viewed as many times as needed over 365 days from purchase.
- An Introduction to Inclusive Practice and SEND – Jenna Brown
- Meeting a new client – Jenna Brown
- Learning Theories – Antonia Lythgoe
- Learning from our clients 1
- Inclusive Communication – Louise Copp
- Communication Case Study – Reflection Slide
- Using Makaton – Sam Capindale
- Developmental Delay – Ellie Kelly
- Down’s Syndrome Interview – Declan Costello and Jenevora Williams
- Music to your ears: Singing and Hearing Loss – Paul Whittaker
- Hearing Impairment Case Study – Reflection Slide
- Learning from our clients 2
- Visual Impairment – Jenna Brown
- Learning from our clients 3
- Supporting Autistic Pupils’ Musical Learning – Caitlin Shaughnessy
- Learning from our clients 4
- The Dyslexic Singer – Nick Duncombe
- Learning from our clients 5
- Supporting Students with ADHD – Louise Copp
- Learning from our clients 6
- Learning from our clients 7
- Mental Health – Reflection Slide
- Emotional Health – Jo Reader
- Group Learning in the Classroom – Amelia Goodall
- Hypermobility and the Voice – Lucie Rayner
- Using Alexander Technique to support mobility PART 1 Theory – Joanna Sleight
- Using Alexander Technique to support mobility PART 2 Practical – Joanna Sleight
- Working in the Parkinson’s Studio – Elizabeth Stuttard
- Learning from our clients 8
- Neurology Case Study – Reflection Slide
- Inclusive Choirs – Katie Teage
- Creative Technology and its application in SEND settings – Tara Baggott
- Vocal Heath Reflections: Biopsychosocial needs of SEND students – Jenna Brown and Jenevora Williams
- Professional Networks and Communities of Practice – Jenna Brown
At the end of the course, you complete a multiple choice quiz. Your final written assignment involves submitting your completed reflective journal as well as a final overall written reflection (between 1,000 and 2,000 words). This will be marked by a specialist examiner.
Upon successful completion of the multiple-choice quiz and the final written assignment, you will be awarded your externally accredited Certificate in Teaching Inclusively.
As a qualified teacher, Jenna has worked with several UK Universities as professional tutor for trainee teachers and continues to provide consultancy on music education, including as director of Education and Outreach for the Fitzhardinge Consort, and music leader at Bristol Beacon, where she supports the continued professional development of tutors. Combining her interests in voice pedagogy and teacher education, she has a developing research portfolio with particular interest in music psychology.
Paul has worked as a theatre, opera and concert interpreter since 1992, with The Sixteen, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and Opera North, and led projects across Europe with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
During lockdown he has created many BSL resources and worked with the Stay at Home Choir, Oxford Bach Soloists, NYCGB Alumni and NYCOS.
She has completed an MA (distinction) specialising in singing for health for Parkinson’s sufferers. Her research papers have been presented at the British Voice Association, Society for Music Education in Ireland, Parkinson UK conferences.
Elizabeth’s community projects place creativity and social connection at the heart of classes. Groups have performed at an eclectic variety of venues from Stormont, Northern Ireland to ‘Big Sing’ Events in Co. Wexford.
Elizabeth is resident director for the Children’s Opera Chorus and outreach education for the Wexford International Opera Festival. Currently, she is in collaboration with Dublin based composer Andrew Synott, creating a children’s opera for the 2022 Wexford Opera Season.
Katie’s 15 years’ experience in primary education and work as an Assistant Headteacher puts her in high demand as an educator. Katie is a musicianship teacher and workshop leader at the Royal College of Music, works for schools in London as Primary Music Specialist, and a Choral and Musicianship leader for The Voices Foundation.
Alongside continuing to teach voice and piano, after a career being a classroom music teacher in a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, she became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school. This led her to retrain and qualify as a Counsellor in 2011. She now has a private counselling practice which includes supervising other counsellors with their work.
Eleanor is a School Counsellor and a Staff Counsellor at the University of Bristol. She also has a particular interest in working with weight stigma, the Mother-Daughter relationship, young people, parents of teenagers and undertaking critical incident debriefs.
Whilst at the Cathedral Primary School in Bristol her teaching was described by an Ofsted inspector as “exceptionally outstanding”.
Amelia teaches choirs and Kodály musicianship classes in schools and runs early years music classes. She is also trained as a primary school teacher and music therapist.
As a violinist, Amelia has performed with Les Siècles, Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, the Bristol Ensemble, the Glenn Miller Band and Sam Smith.
Other than teaching and playing music, she is happiest when up a mountain, in water or adventuring with her husband and two young boys.
Currently she is working for the Hospital Education and Reintegration Service in Bath and North East Somerset and enjoying being able to devote time and attention to some of the area’s most vulnerable young people.
Throughout her life singing has been the best way for Eleanor to escape from the challenges of her career and she has been part of Exultate Singers -an accomplished chamber choir in the South West since 2006. She enjoyed making the film as it allowed her to combine her passions and hopes it helps others to give the best possible access to singing for those with additional needs.
In terms of her own singing, she trained classically and had local teachers who used the Estill Methodology. She has mostly performed locally for charity concerts, loves singing Mozart as much as Cole Porter, and adores anything musical theatre. She is currently part of a jazz duo doing small scale gigs, and regularly leads a modern worship band at her church and (in the past) National Christian Gatherings.
In more recent years, she has trained with Gillyanne Kayes, Jenevora Williams, Ron Morris, Dane Chalfin and Mark De Lissa. She is currently doing Anne Leatherland’s ‘Appy Days’ course to upskill in all things tech-related to stay at the forefront for her students.
Grace has a life-long career in music, having initially trained as a professional bassoonist at The Guildhall. For the last decade she has worked as a qualified music therapist in a variety of health, social care and educational settings with children and adults across the lifespan, including a large London NHS Trust. Her clinical experience includes autism and communication impairments, child development, mental health and learning disabilities.
She is currently Campaign Director for Music for Dementia, a national campaign calling for music to be an integral part of care for everyone living with dementia.
Her early campaign experience was developed at the Music Manifesto, and Sing Up, the national programme to reinstate singing in primary schools. A passionate voice for the power and value of music, Grace later worked for the British Association for Music Therapy, advocating for the inclusion of music and music therapy across health, social care and educational systems.
Grace is passionate about the value of music, the arts more broadly and culture to enhance and enrich lives, and the power of people and collaboration to create transformative impact and change. She continues to play bassoon and contrabassoon for pleasure with orchestras in London.
Sam uses Makaton to support the communication of all the children and young people he works with. He also loves to sing – so he sings and signs around school whenever he can! He hopes that through watching his training video, you will want to find out much more about Makaton, and even attend some of the accredited courses! You can find all the information you need on the Makaton website.