How does a school access Lambeth Music Service Tuition?
Contact LMS to discuss your requirements. We will then offer the work to one of our team of over 75 teachers, and put them in touch with the school. Only LMS-appointed music teachers qualify for the subsidy and can use the LMS’s stock of instruments. If no suitable LMS teacher is available, the LMS will endeavour to recruit a teacher. You may make an application for a tutor here
What will LMS be responsible for?
• recruiting and interviewing teachers
• ensuring teachers are CRB checked and recruited following Lambeth councils recommended Safer Recruitment policies
• Providing teachers with contracts and payment for their work
• Monitoring and quality assurance
• Providing our teachers’ professional development and performance management
• Assisting them by providing HR support and training in areas such as Health and Safety and Child Protection
How much will it cost?
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2012-13 FEES
How long will it last?
Tuition is automatically renewed each term unless it is cancelled by either the LMS or the school with half a terms notice.
Instrument Loan Service
LMS has a limited stock of instruments for beginners to start on. These instruments are available on long term loan to schools. A fee of £12 (2012-13) per instrument per term is charged back to schools to allow for repairs, new purchases and stock control.
What is Lambeth Music Services DBS policy (used to be called CRB)
All Lambeth Music Service tutors have valid enhanced DBS certificates, which are checked on appointment and renewed every 3 years.
Schools may seek written confirmation that appropriate checks, including DBS checks, have been carried out (most commonly on appointment) and by whom (most commonly the relevant human resources department), and to confirm the identify of these visitors.
Part-time staff may use the same DBS check for two or more posts as long as they are at a similar level and the school/college have satisfied themselves about their veracity and appropriateness
What are the school’s responsibilities?
• Providing a suitable room for tuition, including any necessary equipment
• liaising with the visiting teacher on school policies and times for teaching
• Encouraging good attendance and practising
• Informing the teacher at least one week in advance of school trips, INSET days etc.
• Additional payments for concerts or other work should be negotiated in advance
• Schools should not attempt to engage LMS teachers directly without contacting the LMS first. Accepting work without LMS’s prior approval contravenes the terms of their contract.
Service Level Agreement to schools for small group tution