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Mr David Smith, Teacher of Music

Mr Smith has been involved in music since the age of six, first starting out on the piano. After being introduced to the electric guitar by his piano teacher, he bought his first guitar and taught himself to play until he started at Platform One College of Music in Newport in 2005.

Mr Smith graduated from Platform One College of Music and the University of Chichester in 2010 with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in Commercial Music. While studying for his degree, he also achieved Grade 8 on the electric guitar.


Mr Smith has been working in secondary education since 2010 in a variety of support and teaching roles, and qualified as a teacher in 2015. Mr Smith regularly plays guitar in local theatre productions and he also plays guitar in a six-piece band.

Mr Smith’s goals…

I really want to help create an outstanding music department and look forward to sharing my musical knowledge with pupils. As for my own goals, I would like to start learning the piano again and want to take my Grade 8 in the next few years while continuing to develop on the guitar.
Mr Smith

Mr David Smith

Teacher of Music



BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice at Platform One College of Music in partnership with the IOW College – Triple Distinction (2007)

BA Hons Degree in Commercial Music (2010)

Grade 8 – electric guitar


Pupil progress

A progress measure is a measure of improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. A progress measure of +4 or higher shows good progress and a measure of +6 or higher shows outstanding progress.

Mr D.Smith – Teacher of Music

Average progress made by:
All pupils taught: 6.0
Girls: 6.3
Boys: 5.6
Free Schools Meals pupils: 6.1
Pupil Premium: 6.1
SEN pupils: 5.8

Contact info

Got a question? Email Mr Smith

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