Specialist Teaching

At STM, we value all areas of the curriculum. We are fortunate to have a number of highly skilled members of staff who specialise in different areas of the curriculum.

French: Pupils in Key Stage 2 receive weekly lessons in French. Lessons last between 40 minute and one hour. Pupils enjoy these lessons and show pride when they are able to interact with their teachers in French. Pupils are encouraged to use language for real purposes in daily classroom routines to make sure that their knowledge sticks. We enjoy seeing how our pupils increase their cultural awareness and grow in confidence using French.

Music: Pupils from Years 1-6 have weekly music lessons with a specialist teacher. Lessons timings range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the age of the pupils. We also have a weekly singing practice for the whole school, as well as a lunchtime choir and an after-school orchestra.

Children from Years 3-6 are able to learn an instrument through specialist music tuition provided by the Herts Music Service. Brass, violin, piano and guitar lessons are available on a fee-paying basis. Lessons can be individual, shared or group lessons. Parents in receipt of Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance cn apply for remission of music fees. Applicants who are in receipt of Family Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Disability Working Allowance can apply to receive 50% remission. Applications can be made online at www.hertsdirect.org/scholearn/canhelp/ or calling 0300 123 4048.

If you would like to apply for tuition please complete the application form from Herts Music Service at www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk or call 01438 844851.

Children will will need to have the requested instrument at home to allow them to practise. The music teachers are happy to offer advice about this.