Within Music at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy we actively encourage many elements of SMSC. Individuals are encouraged to explore, develop and share their understanding of musical styles, genres and traditions both through practical and theoretical opportunities. Within the Key Stage 3 classes pupils are encouraged to develop mutual respect and tolerance for all, with pupils regularly performing to each other and providing feedback and support for each other in their work. Within these performances pupils demonstrate a developing understanding of music from other cultures and traditions, viewing the music in context with life and religious beliefs of others, encouraging the acceptance of different faiths and beliefs.
As our students progress into Key Stage 4 and beyond they are increasingly required to work in real life scenarios, developing further skills in organising and directing ensembles, events, performances and productions. They draw from their varied backgrounds and beliefs to support each other, and link with the larger community beyond the academy to develop links within the music and sound industries.
Within our extra-curricular ensembles music from a variety of nations, backgrounds and belief systems are rehearsed and performed, from our Christmas Concert through vocal music from other traditions to our Samba percussion ensemble.