Charanga wins MIA Award 2015

It is with great pride we can announce that Charanga won the Music Industries Association Music Maker Award 2015 at the MIA annual awards last week. This follows the Music Teacher Award for Excellence we received earlier this year and further confirms Charanga’s position as the UK’s leading provider of quality musical digital technology for music education.

“The first music scheme I’ve understood in 35 years!”
John O’Donahue, Teacher, East Riding school

Musical School trial

If your school doesn’t have a Musical School licence you can sign up now for a no-obligation, 30-day free trial. The most a Musical School programme will cost is £195 per calendar year, sometimes it’s less depending on whether your local music service is a Charanga premier partner. Why not download a quote?

“Charanga is the answer to my prayers! I am a non-musical class teacher who needs all the help I can get.”
Dawn Davidson, Teacher, Aberdeenshire school

Musical School app

Many schools can’t access performance music in halls or areas used for performances due to limited Wi-Fi access. This app allows teachers with Musical School licences (or trial licences) to access the audio tracks they need for performances, via their phone or tablet without the need for internet access. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.

“I have already taught my class Mamma Mia and they are playing it in parts which sounds wonderful! It’s going down a storm with the staff! What a brilliant resource!”
Lucy Rose, Head of Year 4, Warwickshire school

Games Track

Charanga’s Games Track harnesses the idea that music is repetition and skills based. Game play is used to encourage teachers and students to explore and embed pulse, rhythm and pitch within the different songs in imaginative ways.

“We have been so pleased with just how empowering Charanga has been to our pupils and staff. Since implementing the Musical School programme within our school, we have seen a remarkable improvement in the children’s musical abilities and attitude towards music. All Staff now feel more knowledgeable and confident at teaching outstanding music lessons. The training and technical support has been friendly and professional and we feel very valued as a customer. We would recommend them to any school that wish to provide their pupils with high quality and interactive music lessons.”
Carmen Hopkins, Deputy Head, Essex school

So if you’re looking for a modern, exciting resource to help teach the primary music curriculum, look no further than Charanga Musical School.

“I eat the quavers and an expert plays the quavers but with Charanga Musical School I can really teach music and take risks, you can just dive in to the point where you can be Captain Von Trapp.”
Peter Harrison, Head, Cumbria school

With best wishes,

Marina Dussek
General Manager

01273 823900

“It looks like we have a problem. We have 319 students entered for the exams, but only 248 exam desks. What can we do at such short notice ?”

Sometimes it’s only at the last moment that someone realises  there’s a shortfall. If this happens it’s panic all round and a desperate search  to find a supplier who can deliver more exam desks at short notice.

If you need exam desks in a hurry then Central Educational Supplies can probably help. They can be contacted on: 020 7515 1797 or email:

For exam desks, folding chairs plus a wide range of classroom tables, chairs and storage you can check out the options on their website or give them a call on 020 7515 1797 or email your requirements.

Central Educational Supplies Ltd,
PO Box 999,
E14 6SH
Tel: 020 7515 1797
Fax: 020 7515 4420

PS. Whatever you do, don’t throw your old furniture in the skip until the new stock arrives!

Autism Spectrum – Next Steps (Level 3) Accredited At Level 3 through The Open College Network

Autism Spectrum – Next Steps (Level 3)
Accredited At Level 3 through The Open College Network
Why accreditation?
Although we appreciate that it is important to gain recognition of training from a nationally recognised accreditation body, our accredited courses are not just about “ticking boxes”. Our accredited courses are practical, using real life case studies and they give positive, practical strategies for immediate use.

The accreditation doesn’t require post-course study or the creation of portfolios as all evaluation is carried out by the tutor throughout the day. This means that anyone successfully completing the programme will gain the accreditation.

Who is this course suitable for?
Anyone who has completed the Concept Training “Autism Spectrum – An Introduction (Level 2)” or equivalent introductory training or who has “hands-on” experience in working with people on the autism spectrum.

What prior knowledge or experience is needed?
As above.

Summary of the course
An Intermediate Open College Network Level 3 course for anyone supporting children, young people or adults on the autism spectrum.

Course contents
The autism spectrum – myths and facts
Understand the function of certain behaviours
The triad of impairment as a profiling tool
The diagnostic criteria
Language support strategies
Developing social skills
Inflexibility of thought and ways to help
Reviewing the environment
Course ref: OCN3-GB6-124


Venues excluding London: £245+VAT for the 1st place,
£225+VAT for 2nd and subsequent places on the same course.

London Venues: £270+VAT for the 1st place, £250+VAT for
2nd and subsequent places on the same course.

Course cost includes lunch, refreshments, certificate and supporting notes.

Course times 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

We can come to you! This course can also be delivered IN HOUSE.
“Sally is a very inspirational speaker who held my full
attention throughout. Her passion for her work and her
empathy & understanding of the problems facing
children on the autism spectrum and their
parents/carers/teachers was fantastic. Her humour
and ability to relate the topics discussed to her own
experience made for an informative and very
interesting course and I feel that I have learned loads.”

Bernadette Fahy, Children’s OT

Course Location
Course Dates
Glasgow, Adelphi Centre
Chorley, Woodlands
Conference Centre
London, The Ibis Hotel,
Euston Station

To receive a 25% discount (for any of our courses) please quote HH when
booking by phone and booking online
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Simplifying Shakespeare

These delightful adaptations written in modern English are an excellent way of introducing young people to Shakespeare – they are readable, they bring out the humour of the originals and they are surprisingly true to the feeling of Shakespeare’s plays.

A very useful resource both in the classroom, as the school play and useful preparation for a visit to the theatre. Also an excellent text for students of English as a foreign Language.

MACBETH                        978 0 993185 50 2

HAMLET                            978 0 948662 05 8

ROMEO & JULIET        978 0 948662 07 2

TWELFTH NIGHT       978 0 948662 09 6

978 0 948662 08 9

HENRY V                          978 0 948662 01 0

JULIUS CAESAR          978 0 948662 06 5
£4.80 each

order on line at

The Kabet Press

“Shakespeare made entertaining
and simple, faithful to the
characters and scenes and capturing
the essence of the originals.”


Disability awareness workshops for pupils

A day of workshops for groups of pupils throughout your school
Engaging and thought-provoking workshops for pupils
Essential for schools that want to challenge prejudice and promote disability equality
Price: £800+vat

Delivered by a dedicated ally of disabled people, these workshops will help pupils to:
learn more about disability and human rights
be clear on law and policy for disabled children’s education
hear disabled people’s perspectives
identify common stereotypes and some of the prejudices disabled people face
explore a range of views of what disability is, who is disabled and what disables them
reflect on a range of disability labels
review language and terminology used and the effect this can have on disabled people’s identities
ask sensitive questions anonymously
understand, and respond to, society’s “culture of indifference”
learn about disabled people who have made a difference
become advocates for disability equality

Pupils and staff who attended a similar workshop said:
“Excellent and informative”
“It certainly made me consider the way I think.”
How long is each workshop?

Ideally 40 minutes, but workshops can be made shorter or longer to fit in with the structure of your school day.

How many workshops will you deliver?

We can deliver up to six workshops in a day; this, too, can be adapted to fit in with the structure of your school day.

How many pupils should there be in each group?

The workshops are interactive and will be more effective if there are 15-20 pupils in each group.

What year groups are these workshops for?

We offer these workshops to primary and secondary schools and adapt the content and presentation according to the age of pupils we work with.

Does a member of staff need to stay with the group?

Yes, we ask that a member of staff is present at each workshop.

Will you need any equipment?

A computer and projector would be helpful.
To request a booking, please email the following information to

Priority order code DAW2014
Disability awareness workshops for pupils

Preferred date(s) for workshops:

Age of pupils at workshops

Your Name:

Contact telephone no:

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School Name:

School Address :

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(if different from above)

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