Information for Teachers
YMT productions and courses offer amazing educational and personal experiences for young people
Teachers, therefore, are extremely important to us and form a crucial way of encouraging young people into the YMT Company. In order to facilitate this we offer a number of ways for teachers and schools to work with us and in return we hope to provide more opportunities with the company.
YMT is currently undergoing a programme of research and workshop delivery for schools. From this we are formulating a programme of schools and outreach activity for the period 2018-2022. We are keen for teachers to join us in this discusssion and ongoing programme.
YMT and the NASUWT
The NASUWT (National Association of School Masters/Union of Women Teachers) is the largest teachers' union in the UK. NASUWT organises in all sectors from early years to further education and represents teachers in all roles including headteachers. The NASUWT has enjoyed a long standing affiliation with YMT as principal sponsors, supporting young people's creative and personal development through the medium of music theatre.
“The NASUWT is deeply committed to causes which benefit, support and celebrate the talents of young people. The Union has developed its relationship with Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT) over a number of years. YMT is an extremely valuable resource for teachers and schools, providing the highest quality productions and development opportunities. The NASUWT is very proud to be the main sponsor of YMT.”
Chris Keates, General Secretary, NASUWT
Currently the main opportunities are:
- Our Teachers Ambassadors Scheme through which teachers in secondary schools help to recruit talented young people into YMT and receive certain benefits for their school and pupils in return
- Employment as Pastoral Staff working on YMT summer projects
- Employment as Audition Administrators working on YMT auditions (weekends on Jan & Feb)
- A learning and participation programme of schools workshops
- Licensing of YMT produced shows to perform at your school (coming soon)
Read more out these opportunities on our website or call the development team on 020 8563 7725 to discuss how we could work with you either in school or in your community.
Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture and it raises the public profile of a school or setting in the eyes of prospective students, their families and across the wider community. Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirement that a school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. If your school is either in the process of applying for, or has already achieved Artsmark status, working with cultural organisations such as Youth Music Theatre UK can help you meet the criteria as well as providing excellent artistic opportunities for your students.