Upper School Music Teacher

Venue: A Grade International School
Days: Mon – Fri
Hours: 8am – 4.30pm (1 hour lunch)
Salary: 30k -55k (dependent on experience and before tax)
Age Group: 3 – 18 years old
Native: Yes
Degree: Yes (an educational degree is an advantage)
Experience: 2 years of experience working as a qualified teacher
Benefits: International health insurance, accommodation allowance of ¥11,000, end-of-year bonus, and free tuition for up to two children.

Start: August 2023 – interviewing now
Will accept qualified candidates from outside of China

Job Title: Upper School Subject Teacher
Line Manager: Head of Department/Faculty
Purpose of Job
• Be responsible for fostering positive self-esteem and supportive relationships for all students, founded upon respect and mutual trust.
• Be responsible for maximizing the academic progress of the students they teach by delivering the very highest standards of teaching and learning.
• Promote a positive, purposeful and professional working atmosphere that encourages cooperation and challenge whilst valuing the contribution that individuals make to the success of the school.
• Promote equality of opportunity for all regardless of race, religion or gender and encourage excellence, resourcefulness and perseverance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall Responsibilities
• Promote high standards in all aspects of school life, particularly in student progress.
• Actively support the vision, ethos, culture and policies of the school.
• Inspire and motivate students, teachers and other school employees.
• Comply with the professional duties of the staff Code of Conduct.
• Contribute to a school culture which is positive, purposeful and professional.
• Engage positively in the school Appraisal process and performance management arrangements.
• Be committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Teaching and Learning
• Be an excellent teaching practitioner in planning, preparing and delivering well-structured, clearly presented lessons appropriate to the abilities of all students and maximising their learning progress.
• Make sure that the classroom is a stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
• Generate enthusiasm for the subject being taught and inspire all students to work to their potential.
• Liaise with the Head of Department/Faculty and Inclusion Team where a student may have special educational needs and with the tutor if a student is experiencing pastoral difficulties.
• Promote high standards of behaviour by encouraging a positive, proactive approach to study and build productive relationships with students.
• Set homework according to policy and pertinent to the student’s ability and wider workload.
• Promote high standards in the use of English as the common language and help ensure strong academic progress.
• Provide high quality, accurate, constructive and targeted information to parents at Parents’ Evenings, in subject reports, meetings and communications.
• Assess, record and monitor the progress of all students according to Department/Faculty guidelines in order to provide accurate information to parents in a variety of forms, as and when necessary.
• Develop, maintain and share materials and resources in order to achieve excellent learning outcomes for all students.
• Partake proactively in the annual cycle of subject monitoring, review and improvement planning.
• Be respectful of the needs of colleagues and the school with regards to cooperation, collegiality, deadlines and team cohesion.
• Participate positively in meetings, follow policies and generally contribute to the effective and efficient running of the school.
• Promote professional dialogue, share ideas about teaching and learning and support other teachers in developing good practice and new approaches and initiatives.
• Engage positively in, and contribute to, INSET activities offered by the school.
• Enthusiastically contribute to cross-curricular links and initiatives, and extracurricular activities.
• Be involved in new initiatives within the school as part of ongoing professional development.
• Take an active interest in maintaining subject knowledge, learning networks and current educational research.
• Constructively contribute towards school developments and to implement agreed whole school policies and initiatives.
• Contribute and respond positively to the outcomes of the school’s self-evaluation reviews and inspection.
• Behave in a manner befitting a role model for the students of the school and in a manner that brings only respect to colleagues and the reputation
• Be proactive in maintaining and developing your IT capability in line with the Digital Learning Strategy.
Other Responsibilities
• Work alongside the House Master/ Mistress (Hm) as a Tutor to be responsible for the academic and social welfare of the students in their Tutor Group as well as providing individual guidance. This includes but is not limited to monitoring academic progress; providing pastoral support; participating in House assemblies; communicating with and reporting to parents.
• Undertake other reasonable duties as requested by members of the Senior Leadership Team and any duties that the Head Master deems necessary for the effective operation of the school.
Education, Training and Qualifications
• Appropriate degree, with UK PGCE, or other teaching qualification giving QTS.
• Working knowledge of the National Curriculum of England including KS3, IGCSE/GCSE and A Levels as appropriate.
• Evidence of relevant and challenging continuing professional development.
Knowledge and Experience
• Minimum two years’ teaching experience in subject specialism.
• Be aware and up to date in all relevant safeguarding polices and practice.
• Knowledge and experience of how to use of ICT effectively in promoting student learning.
• Recent and consistent involvement in extracurricular activities.
• Previous experience or knowledge of working with students for whom English is not their first language.
Personal Qualities
• Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background.
• Passionate about teaching and a strong commitment to holistic education.
• The ability to inspire students through a genuine passion for learning and a desire to lead them towards outstanding academic outcomes.
• A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life.
• Highly motivated, ambitious and collaborative.
• Demonstrate empathy, humility and genuinely care about children, taking the time to listen and motivate them.
• A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check (for applicants who have never worked in UK) and no question regarding suitability to work with children.
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About Ignite Recruitment China

Ignite Recruitment has a been trading for nearly ten years now. Kieron Nolan our Managing Director has worked within the recruitment sector for over sixteen years, and is highly regarded within the industry for his ‘can do’ approach.

This coupled with one and a quarter years of recruiting teachers within China and over three and half years ‘specialist’ teaching experience within the Asian marketplace.

Here at Ignite Recruitment we pride ourselves on the quality of our service offering. Both candidates and clients are treated alike, and all our consultants understand ‘People’ are the core of our business.

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