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Emily Crowhurst

Head of 4-18 Music & Performing Arts, School21

Emily Crowhurst is Head of 4-18 Music & Performing Arts at School21 in Newham, East London, and has taught music in Inner London state schools for over ten years, after graduating with a degree in music from the University of Cambridge, followed by a PGCE in Secondary Music and a Masters degree in Education. 

Emily is passionate about the craft of curriculum design and believes in the importance of having regular, high quality professional learning opportunities to support and empower teachers to develop the craft of teaching and leading a rich curriculum.

The music curriculum she currently delivers is centred around five core practices; ensemble, community, mastery, creativity and flow, which are embodied and explored differently as students progress through the different stages of their education. During Y5-Y8, students experience the core practices through the lens of a band project, where students take part in an immersive ensemble curriculum as part of a wind band, big band or string orchestra.


Twitter: @CrowhurstEmily