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Drama Teacher

Wellington College International HangzhouHangzhou, China

POSITION: Drama Teacher

Huili School Hangzhou is seeking an experienced Drama Teacher with some responsibility for teaching Drama. The School Drama Teacher works to provide education to the pupils based on the Wellington College philosophy and ethos. The Teacher must support each individual pupil’s growth and development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive. The teachers must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the pupils

MAIN PURPOSE

To assume responsibility for teaching Drama in the School, under the direction of the Head of School and by following the Wellington College curriculum.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of Drama at Huili School Hangzhou. The School is looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of establishing the subject in a fairly new school.  

The Drama Teacher will have the responsibility for the planning and teaching of the subject to the designated class, the content of each lesson being determined by the school curriculum. The teacher will ensure that the subject is delivered in a way that provides coverage, progression and continuity. The teacher will also be required to carry out other such duties as the Head of Primary/Junior High School may reasonably direct from time to time. He/she is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.

The teacher must ensure that an excellent learning environment is provided for the learning of Drama, and that the students develop a positive attitude to the subject within the School. The teacher must present lessons in a structured and coordinated manner with due regard to the ability of the students and the curriculum targets of the year group.

Essential Subject Skills

1. Experience in delivering Drama, experience with Music and Dance is a plus. 

2. Experience in IGCSE and A-Level.

3. Familiarity with the British National Curriculum for Drama. 

4. Good keyboard skills.

5. Experience working in an international school.

6. Willingness to contribute to the teaching of other Arts disciplines.

7. Some experience in leading musical and/or other performance-based activities.

Learning and Teaching

1. Contribute to the holistic well-being of all pupils and specifically to those assigned to your individual care.

2. Make all students aware of the Wellington College Mission Statement, values and Identity base including the model of education, their values, aims, and display them in an innovative and informative fashion in the classroom and adjacent corridors.

3. Complete teaching plans on time and to a high standard.

4. Assess regularly the students’ work by means of formative and formal termly/half-termly assessments, as directed by the Head of Primary or Junior High. Communicate with them regarding any student whose progress or behaviour gives cause for concern.

5. Oversee and implement the School Homework policy for all Drama classes.  

6. Ensure that the examples of the students’ work are displayed and presented to a high standard in the classroom, and, where appropriate, throughout the School, to ensure that these displays are changed regularly.

7. Monitor and evaluate constantly the effectiveness of your own teaching, maintaining good standards of practice and ensuring progression. 

8. Participate fully in the Staff Appraisal system, with classroom observation of colleagues and a willingness to be personally observed within the classroom. Submit books, records or planning as required for monitoring by colleagues or the Head of School.  

9. Provide opportunities for the community to be involved in pupils’ and setting success.

Home-School communication

1. Make parents feel welcome and build good relationship with parents.

2. Use any IT applications to communicate to parents as stipulated by school policies.

3. Introduce information regarding to the Drama curriculum.

4. Collect information of pupils’ interests and growth from parents.

5. Stimulate pupils’ study by making use of parents’ strengths.

6. Provide consultations and support to parents’ enquiries.

7. Communicate with parents on a regular basis, as directed by the Head of School. 

8. Attend Parents’ Meetings as required and provide accurate, honest information regarding the progress of individuals in Drama. 

9. Report to the parents in the form of regular written reports, and when additionally required by the Head of School.   

Professional Development

1. Be familiar with the recent development of teaching theory and practice relating to Drama. 

2. Improve yourself through continuous study and be willing to try new ideas. 

3. Be willing to accept others’ good ideas and share your opinions. 

4. Frequently reflect on your work and share your experience with the international teaching partner and other colleagues. 

5. Support the School Development Plan generally and in so far as it relates to Drama events.  

6. Attend and participate fully in Wellington College Staff Development and INSET programmes.

7. Attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required  

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate

Major: Drama

Language: English speaker 

EXPERIENCE : Working Experience A minimum of 2 years working experience in teaching Drama

EXPERTISE: Knowledge of Drama teaching

PREFERRED APTITUDES: Be able to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments

 Be able to develop curriculum

 Open, proactive, patient and caring

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office

 International and bilingual school working experience is preferred

 Cross-cultural working experience is preferred

Please email us your CV and cover letter with a photo to jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege.cn indicating the position you are applying for in the subject header.

Website: https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers/

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