Resonate is committed to Safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of the children and young people we teach. With this in mind, we seek at every opportunity to promote and engage safer working practices on the part of all our staff.

The following are some of the practices to which we adhere:

  • all our staff have enhanced DBS;
  • Resonate practises safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff;
  • all staff receive Safeguarding training on an annual basis;
  • Resonate adheres to Notre Dame Catholic College policies relating to Safeguarding and Whistleblowing, which can be viewed upon request.


Quality Assurance

All Resonate staff are:

  • appropriately qualified and appointed after a rigorous recruitment process which includes an interview, audition and observation of teaching. An awareness of Safeguarding is central to the process;
  • appointed subject to enhanced DBS checks (which are kept up-to-date as appropriate);
  • appointed subject to appropriate medical checks, references and Bichard checks;
  • given access to regular, high quality in-service and external performance development training, including observation of their teaching by experienced teachers and instrumental tutors.

    We will only use supply agencies approved by Notre Dame Catholic College.

Monitoring Standards

We ensure that:

  • the quality of teaching and learning is carefully monitored by the Senior Leadership Team;
  • judgements are made on the quality of lessons using Ofsted grade descriptors;
  • at any point throughout the year schools are invited to monitor the quality of lessons provided by Resonate staff and may wish to join the leadership in joint observations;
  • all staff are given regular opportunities to access training and support;
  • Resonate's Development Plan, policies and procedures are reviewed annually;
  • this monitoring of standards applies to Resonate staff and any supply agencies delivering on behalf of Resonate.


Any concerns about the performance of Resonate staff should be sent, in writing, to:

Jonathan Dickson
Head of Service
Resonate Music Education Hub

180 Great Homer Street Liverpool
L5 5AF