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 music specialism academy in the centre of Bristol and the first choir school in the country to switch to an academy. The school is part of Cathedral Schools Trust. It is a busy department with strong uptake for GCSE and A Level Music and a very large co-curricular programme. Currently we teach GCSE and A Level Music currently.
Over the years I have become increasingly active on Twitter and my classroom practice has benefitted hugely from networking with other practitioners online. I particularly interested in curriculum design and choral music. 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.