Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts (Music, Dance, Drama), Hong Kong

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Quarry Bay School- ESFHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: Aug 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic salary including Cash Allowance ranges from GBP 55,600 to GBP 90,200 p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Quarry Bay School      Website: http://www.qbs.edu.hk 

Quarry Bay School is a four-form entry school with approximately 720 students.

Quarry Bay School is a CIS Accredited and IB World School utilising the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework. Teaching and learning at QBS is underpinned by a rigorous and student-centred approach to curriculum, pedagogy and practice.

Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts (Music, Dance, Drama) (TLR3)

Responsibilities

The Quarry Bay School is seeking a Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts (Music, Dance, Drama) (TLR 3).

• The Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts will be an enthusiastic and exemplary classroom practitioner with a passion for performing arts. They will build upon the high profile and quality of music, dance, drama and individual, group and whole school performances at Quarry Bay School. They lead the continued development of this dynamic and valued aspect of the curriculum.

• Quarry Bay School’s Performing Arts space is a focal point for the school and is a bright, welcoming and child-friendly space!


Aspirational leaders are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.


The Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts will further be expected to:

• work closely with colleagues to develop an Expressive Arts programme across the school (Y1-Y6) incorporating Music, Dance, Drama and performance

• raise the profile and quality of individual, group and whole school performances in Music, Dance and Drama

• teach music skills across the school

• coordinate and prepare students for concerts/ performances within the school and across the Foundation

• coordinate curriculum documentation

• support the school’s assembly programme

• coordinate the school choirs and orchestra 

• add value to our musically talented cohort of students and extend students with potential – including the development of creativity within students and opportunities for participation through the expressive arts

• coordinate the provision of peripatetic music teaching

• represent the school at ESF Curriculum Group meetings and lead across the Foundation

• work with all teachers to ensure the Expressive Arts programme has authentic links across the PYP programme of inquiry

• work closely with the Curriculum Coordinator (TLR 2, PYP Coordinator) to promote, enhance and develop the Arts across the school

• line manage and performance manage as/if required

• be responsible for areas of the QBS School Development Plan related to Expressive Arts


Requirements

The prospective candidate for the Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts post must be able to 

demonstrate the following essential criteria. He or she must:


• hold qualified primary teacher status

• be student-focused and set high expectations in terms of music and other expressive arts outcomes and deliver on those outcomes

• have recent and proven leadership experience

• have experience or the potential to build upon the school’s image and profile in terms the expressive arts with parents and the wider community

• have a minimum of 4 years teaching experience 

• show evidence of leadership of pedagogy and practice in expressive arts

• have evidence of the ability to successfully work as part of a team

• have the musical expertise and talent to add value to an already highly talented cohort of students 

• evidence of the ability to use technology to support and enhance learning and teaching

• have sound knowledge and understanding of assessment including the ability to analyse data to support student attainment

• have a knowledge and understanding of Individual Needs issues: including SEN, EAL and G&T

• have a positive and optimistic outlook and warm personality 


It would also be an advantage to any prospective candidate if they were able to demonstrate some or all of the following desirable criteria: 

• current position as a Music Coordinator/ Expressive Arts Coordinator or similar middle leadership post

• proven track record of developing or involvement in expressive arts across the primary phase 

• evidence of further professional study

• experience within an IB PYP curriculum framework

• experience of teaching across the primary phase 

• teaching experience in both home country and overseas


Closing Date: 24 Feb 2019


For enquiries, please contact Doris Wong at +852 25664457 or doris.wong@qbs.edu.hk.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: 6 Hau Yuen Path, North Point, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2566 4242
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