The Head of Music is responsible for developing the ethos of music for the Lower, Prep and Senior Schools. The Head of Musicwill oversee the smooth running of the department including maintenance and updating of curriculum, supporting all full time and part time staff including visiting music tutors.
The successful candidate plays a key role in the development of Music at Harrow International School Shanghai. The school is looking for a candidate who would relish the challenge of developing music. The Head of Music will be expected to consistently demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, and the development of the ‘whole student’. This role should be able to work independently and collaboratively in the Lower, Prep and Senior sections of the school and can also exhibit the following features:
Experience in teaching music within Lower, Prep and Senior curriculum.
Familiarity with the British National Curriculum for Music.
Experience with 'Musical Futures' style teaching.
Experience in the imaginative use of ICT within the music curriculum.
Good keyboard skills.
Experience working in an independent school.
Experience working in an international school.
Experience in leading musical activities with every year groups.
Music is taught as a core subject across the entire school. Music is offered as an option at GCSE and A level and the department currently follows the Edexcel specification.
The Head of Music has oversight for music across the entire school. A team of visiting music teachers offer private individual lessons on a wide range of instruments. The visiting music tutors also assist in the running of the Prep and Senior School Wind Band and Pre-Prep Violin Ensemble. The Head of Music is a choral specialist, who will direct choirs in the whole school and will oversee the smooth running of the department including maintenance and updating of curriculum, supporting all full time and part time staff including visiting music tutors.