My name is Liz Gleed (nee Oliver) and I have been teaching secondary music since 2001. I completed my BMus at Cardiff University and followed it up with a PGCE at Bath Spa University. During my career I have worked at two secondary schools in Reading, followed by five fantastic years at Matravers School, a specialist 11-18 arts college in Wiltshire.
In 2011 I started working as Head of Music at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, a non selective music specialism academy in the centre of Bristol and the first choir school in the country to switch to an academy. It is a busy department with a growing uptake for GCSE and A Level Music and we teach GCSE, A Level Music and A Level Music Technology.
Over the last two years I have become increasingly active on twitter and my classroom practice has benefitted hugely from networking with teachers online. This blog is a place for me to share some ideas, thoughts and resources on what I do on a day to day basis and to be reflective on my practice.