Music practitioners and teachers should…
- Be well prepared and organised
- Work effectively and possess the appropriate specialist knowledge and skills
- Negotiate with contractors and employers the aims, objectives and desired outcomes for the work and maintain communication for the duration of the project
- Understand the context of a programme or project and plan effectively to ensure the success of the activity for the participants
- Adopt appropriate attitude, behaviour and dress code
- Manage their time effectively, starting and finishing as planned and agreed
- Be aware of the support needed and request help when necessary
- Keep up with relevant paperwork such as course planning documents, handouts, evaluation forms, invoices and budgets
- Charge appropriately for services.
Be safe and responsible
- Take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of everyone attending sessions, especially children, and vulnerable adults
- Ensure that the activity is adequately insured
- Ensure that Risk Assessments are carried out and manage any risks accordingly
- Understand the contractor’s policies, routines, and procedures e.g. child protection, equal opportunities, behaviour management, data protection
- Provide references for work and a CRB disclosure where necessary.
Have appropriate musical skills
- Ensure that your level of skills, knowledge and understanding is sufficient to undertake the work
- Demonstrate musical expertise, creativity and versatility
- Adapt and react to changing circumstances by drawing on appropriate musical resources.
Work well with people
- Value all participants and treat them with respect
- Be sensitive and responsive to both group and individual dynamics
- Motivate and inspire participants
- Lead high-quality and enjoyable music experiences
- Always be friendly, approachable and professional.
Evaluate and reflect on your work
- Collect monitoring data for your contractors and employers as and when required
- Collect feedback from contractors, employers and participants
- Reflect on work and continually strive to improve your practice.
Commit to professional development
- Improve and update your skills, knowledge and creativity via regular training, personal reflection and membership of professional bodies
- Maintain a professional portfolio and CV.