A: Currently the Awards are just for primary schools. We will let all registered users know if we begin to develop Awards for secondary schools or individuals.
A: Currently the Awards are just for primary schools. We may, in the future, look at developing an award which is more relevant for secondary schools, as well as looking at individual awards for teachers and possibly pupils as well. We will let all registered schools know if we begin to develop anything.
A: You can only gain access to the Sing Up Awards Area if you have registered on the site as a teacher in England.
The Awards section can be found in the top navigation bar in orange. If your school has started your awards journey, once you've logged in, you will see where you are in the journey on your homepage, and in the Awards section.
To go to your evidence, select the 'Your Awards Profile' link. If you are having any problems, contact us.
A: Yes. You are now able to contact other schools that have either achieved or are working towards a Sing Up Award using the Contact Map. You can access the map by going to ‘Your Awards Profile’ and clicking on the ‘Contact Other Schools’ speech bubble on the top right hand side of the page.
This will take you to a map of your local area so that you can see other schools that have achieved or are working towards the Silver, Gold or Platinum Awards. You can also look at other areas too and zoom out to see more of England. To contact a school you can click on the pin and press the ‘Contact School’ link.
Please note: if you don’t want to appear on the map or be contacted by another school then you can uncheck the box at the bottom of the page. This will mean that schools will not be able to contact you.
A: Your Awards profile is a password protected area of the Sing Up website. When you upload evidence, the only people who can view it are:
1) other teachers at your school
2) your selected endorser
3) the Sing Up Awards team.
While it is good practice to get permission from parents and guardians for any images you take of children, permission is not directly required for you to upload these images to your Awards profile. If Sing Up wished to use any information or evidence for training or publicity, we would contact your school first.
In certain circumstances, it may be acceptable to use hard copy evidence for your Award. To do this, you will need to confirm with your endorser that they will accept hard copy evidence. You can then reference this hard copy evidence using the text option in your Awards profile. It needs to be clear which sections of the hard copy evidence refer to which Award criteria.
A: You can download the Wallchart from your Sing Up Awards profile by logging in and clicking on the speech bubble on the right hand side of the page saying ‘Awards Resources’. Here there are a variety of versions of the Wallchart to choose from, along with a variety of other Awards resources you might find useful.
You can use the Wallchart to show how often singing takes place in each class, filling it in and then using it as evidence in your Achieve form.
A: You can provide evidence of your school singing in a variety of ways for example:
Photographs, audio clips and short videos of the children singing, documents of Governor’s minutes or class plans, URL address to your schools website etc.
You can upload a number of different document formats and media file types to your Awards profile:
* Audio files can be in any of the following formats: wma, mp3, wav, au
* Video files can be in any of the following formats: wmv, mpg, mpeg, avi, mov, wmms, MP4
* Image files can be in any of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, bmp, png, tiff, gz, log, zip, pdf, txt, doc, xls
* Document files can be in any of the following formats: doc, xls, pub, ppt, pdf, txt, gz, log, zip
A: We’re excited to announce that in April 2012 we will be launching a new Sing Up Awards Framework. Following feedback from those who have completed the original Award scheme, they have been reviewed to make them accessible to all primary settings, showing clearer progression as well as integrating the Principles of Good Quality Vocal Leadership.
You can take advantage of our new and improved Sing Up Awards Framework by registering your interest.
A: You can register interest in the new Awards framework by contacting us. In return, at the beginning of April 2012 we will send you all the materials about the new process so that you can start your journey in the summer term. You will then be able to upload your evidence using the updated Awards tool from September 2012.
To find out more about the new Awards framework please see FAQ ‘Can you tell me about the new Awards?’
A: We are hoping that all our wonderful Award schools will take up Membership, but if your school is unable to become a Member then the value of your national Sing Up Award will not change. However, we’re aware of the need to sustain the singing activity in Award schools so we will be looking into a revalidation process in the near future. If you have any suggestions about this then we’d love to hear your thoughts – please contact us.