• To lead an innovative and progressive department with an ambitious vision for the future of Performing Arts.
• Play a crucial role in whole-school strategy and development in relation to Performing Arts.
• Ensure a high profile for Performing Arts throughout BSB Sanlitun.
• Organise and oversee a programme of concerts and performances such as Year Group productions, Christmas concerts, graduation ceremonies and school open events
• To teach pupils assigned to your class within the school and carry out duties as required by the Senior Leadership Team.
• Ensure that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reports meet the expectations of the school.
|Teaching and Learning|
§ Ensure effective teaching and management of specialist classes, groups and individuals so that objectives are met, progress and challenge are maintained and the best use is made of teaching time.
§ Use teaching methods, which will engage stimulate pupils’ intellectual curiosity including the use of effective questioning, clear presentation and effective use of resources.
§ Set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of behaviour management through focused teaching and create positive and productive relationships in accordance with the rules and behaviour policy of the school.
§ Integrate the use of IT where appropriate to enhance the learning experience of students.
§ Implement the use of the Julliard 12 Core Works within the curriculum context.
§ Promote involvement in music-making through example
§ Identify clear teaching objectives, content, structures and sequences of lessons appropriate to the educational needs of all pupils.
§ Set appropriate, yet challenging expectations for pupils’ learning, building on prior attainment.
§ Identify students who may require additional support and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support.
§ Ensure that planning shows a clear understanding of the year group expectations and leads to progression within lessons and over sequences of lessons.
|Assessment and Evaluation|
§ To assess pupil’s achievements and progress in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.
§ Implement AfL strategies to evaluate how well learning objectives are/have been achieved and adapt future teaching and learning accordingly.
|Relations with Parents and the Wider Community|
§ Prepare and present informative reports to parents in a professional manner.
§ Seek opportunities to showcase the skills of students for school and wider audiences.
§ Prepare presentations for parental groups as required by the school.
§ Make key contacts with local businesses and embassies to provide external performance opportunities (Christmas, Chinese New Year, End of Year).
|Performing Arts opportunities within the School|
§ Oversee and manage the Music Peripatetic Programme.
§ Work strategically with the Marketing Department of the school to plan for opportunities where children’s talents can be shared with a wider audience.
§ Maintain and develop the quality of school performances both internally and externally.
§ Provide guidance and support to class teachers on performances.
§ Take responsibility for the music and singing programme in assemblies across the school.
§ Liaise with the Drama, Dance and Choral teachers and Julliard professionals to maximise outcomes for the Performing Arts department.
|Managing and Developing Relations within the School|
§ work collaboratively to lead a small and dynamic Performing Arts team
§ Interact on a professional level with academic and administrative colleagues to establish productive working relationships.
§ To contribute to meetings, discussions and systems to facilitate the smooth running of the school.
§ Supervise the work of teaching assistants and participate in their professional development.
§ Select appropriate resources to support learners in achieving teaching objectives.
§ Select resources to add practical activities and create interest for learners.
§ Ensure resources are stored appropriately both within classrooms and shared resource areas.
§ Manage a departmental budget matching spending to strategic need.
|Managing own Performance and Development|
§ Understand the need to take responsibility for their professional development.
§ Keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy as relevant to their specialist team.
§ Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and procedures.
§ Make the most of PD opportunities provided through NAU and contribute to relevant forums
§ Reflect on their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.
§ Act as a role model to the pupils they teach in their personal presentation and conduct.
§ To meet statutory responsibilities and company policies with regard to Health and Safety.
§ Any other duties considered necessary as allocated by the Principal.
|§ Detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of English National Curriculum||Essential|
|§ Evidence of active participation in CPD||Essential|
|§ Teaching degree or qualification with QTS||Essential|
|Experience / Knowledge|
|§ Minimum of two years teaching experience||Essential|
|§ Ability to play or sing and thus understand musical terminology, rehearsal requirements and concert programming||Essential|
|§ Experience of integrating the use of iPads and other IT devices into learning||Essential|
|§ Experience in implementing the Julliard Curriculum||Desirable|
|§ Detailed understanding of AfL strategies to assess needs & inform planning||Essential|
|§ Adapts teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils||Essential|
|§ Has high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils||Essential|
|§ Proven track record of ensuring good progress and outcomes for pupils||Essential|
|§ Knowledge and understanding of the Primary National Curriculum||Essential|
|§ Can demonstrate a commitment to developing all aspects of school life||Essential|
|§ Experience of using music technology such as Steinburg, Apple Logic Pro X, Sibelius, Cubase, Garageband etc…||Desirable|
|§ Able to lead a range of music ensembles||Essential|
|§ Ability to use Ipad and other IT to effectively engage pupils and show case children’s performances.||Essential|
|§ Evidence of good, or outstanding teaching||Essential|
|§ Ability to create a positive, challenging learning environment||Essential|
|§ Evidence of good classroom management skills||Essential|
|§ Ability to play the piano to an accompaniment level||Desirable|
|§ A high level of personal integrity||Essential|
|§ Resilient, with the ability to work well under pressure||Essential|
|§ Excellent organisational and time-management skills||Essential|
|§ Demonstrates an attention to detail||Essential|
|§ A firm believer in the value of participation in Performing Arts and passionate about showcasing the talents of young people||Essential|
|§ Demonstrates a strong work ethic||Essential|
|§ Demonstrates a respect to students, colleagues and parents.||Essential|
|§ Proactive and able to manage others to ensure deadlines are achieved||Essential|
|§ Self-motivated and enthusiastic approach to responsibilities||Essential|
|§ Ability to work independently||Essential|
|§ Continually strives for improvement||Essential|
|§ Sense of humour and a commitment to adding enjoyment to learning||Essential|
Holds a current Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries, outside of the UK.
Are able to meet visa requirements for working in China.