top of page
Violin Shop


(Click here)

This inclusion strategy has been created by Tees Valley Music Service and partners Musinc, through funding from Arts Council England and as part of the work of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. It outlines the action plan for developing inclusive practice throughout the hub partnership organisations and advisory board. The implementation of this strategy will be driven by inclusion sub groups and will be reviewed and overseen by the hub board. Previous development work from the 20/23 Strategy remains visible in light blue text to map progression. 


The strategy is a live document showing development history and is being updated for the period 2023/26 and the link to it can be found using the button above, or at the link here: 


Work continues with Musinc on further embedding of Inclusion and Equality into working and teaching practices and two working parties continue to inform the current development of this strategy: Health and Wellbeing and Youth Voice. 

Youth Voice Working Party 

Using a mixture of media including online forms, evaluations face to face discussion and video interviews, TVMS and partners gather the thoughts and opinions and needs of children and young people across Tees Valley. The data and minutes from meetings will be shared with the Tees Valley Music Education Hub Advisory Board and will feed into the Hub Needs Analysis. 


Health and Wellbeing Working Party 

TVMS has established membership of partnerships with three local Health and Wellbeing networks across Tees Valley; (Middlesbrough, South Tees and North Tees). The evaluations from events and minutes from meetings are shared with the Tees Valley Music Education Hub Advisory Board and will feed into the Hub Needs Analysis. Senior TVMS managers are also members of these Health & Wellbeing Partnerships. TVMS runs a very successful Wellness choir and engages in partnership work with several community hubs.


Conformance Status


The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. TVMS is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standard without any exceptions.




We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of TVMS. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on TVMS:

We try to respond to feedback within 2-3 business days.


Technical Specifications


Accessibility of TVMS relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.


Assessment Approach


Tees Valley Music Service assessed the accessibility of TVMS by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Committed to accessibility and diversity, Tees Valley Music Service offers music lessons, teacher training, school curriculum support and delivery, consultancy for all aspects of music education, including music technology, and instrument and equipment hire.

TVMS also put on a range of music events!

bottom of page