John Oates works as a, full time, Lead Practitioner for Primary Music based at Westbrook Old Hall Primary School. John started out as a general classroom teacher in 1991before spending the last 13 years as music specialist working with children between the ages of 2 and 11 years. Please visit www.westbrookoldhall.co.uk/music to view the children's music making and their success.
John became an Advanced Skills Teacher for Primary Music in 2001. Since then he has delivered a wide variety of primary music CPD within Warrington and Halton schools. John has also delivered CPD as part of Liverpool John Moores P.G.C.E. and B.Ed. teacher training courses.
John has recently developed music assessment materials to enable schools to monitor progression from year to year. These resources, based upon the 'I Can' music statements, can be found on the Music Mark website. In 2015 John was invited to join and contribute to ESAG (Expert Subject Advisory Group) for music.
John is a recommended author on the TES Teaching Resources website and distributes high quality song resources around the world via his publishing company.
To view the training on offer for 2016/17 please use the link below.