Performing Arts Teacher

2022, November 7
Performing Arts Teacher 7th November 2022

Job Purpose:

• 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

Planning Expectations

§  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.

Managing Resources

§  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 CurriculumEssential
§  Evidence of active participation in CPDEssential
§  Teaching degree or qualification with QTSEssential
Experience / Knowledge
§  Minimum of two years teaching experienceEssential
§  Ability to play or sing and thus understand musical terminology, rehearsal requirements and concert programmingEssential
§  Experience of integrating the use of iPads and other IT devices into learningEssential
§  Experience in implementing the Julliard CurriculumDesirable
§  Detailed understanding of AfL strategies to assess needs & inform planningEssential
§  Adapts teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupilsEssential
§  Has high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupilsEssential
§  Proven track record of ensuring good progress and outcomes for pupilsEssential
§  Knowledge and understanding of the Primary National CurriculumEssential
§  Can demonstrate a commitment to developing all aspects of school lifeEssential
§  Experience of using music technology such as Steinburg, Apple Logic Pro X, Sibelius, Cubase, Garageband etc…Desirable
§  Able to lead a range of music ensemblesEssential
§  Ability to use Ipad and other IT to effectively engage pupils and show case children’s performances.Essential
§  Evidence of good, or outstanding teachingEssential
§  Ability to create a positive, challenging learning environmentEssential
§  Evidence of good classroom management skillsEssential
§  Ability to play the piano to an accompaniment levelDesirable
Personal Attributes
§  A high level of personal integrityEssential
§  Resilient, with the ability to work well under pressureEssential
§  Excellent organisational and time-management skillsEssential
§  Demonstrates an attention to detailEssential
§  A firm believer in the value of participation in Performing Arts and passionate about showcasing the talents of young peopleEssential
§  Demonstrates a strong work ethicEssential
§  Demonstrates a respect to students, colleagues and parents.Essential
§  Proactive and able to manage others to ensure deadlines are achievedEssential
§  Self-motivated and enthusiastic approach to responsibilitiesEssential
§  Ability to work independentlyEssential
§  Continually strives for improvementEssential
§  Sense of humour and a commitment to adding enjoyment to learningEssential
§  AdaptabilityEssential


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.

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