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Head of Music

Dover Court International SchoolSingapore

Established fifty years ago in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is a leading inclusive British international school. We serve international families of students aged 3 to 18. Our curriculum is based upon the DfE’s Early Years Foundation Stage framework, the National Curriculum for England, the International Primary Curriculum, IGCSE/GCSE, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International BTEC Level 2 in Business.

We are unique in offering a bespoke set of pathways for students. In Secondary we have courses that focus on English, mathematics, life skills and employability through ASDAN programmes, and vocational qualifications such as the International BTEC Level 1 in Business. In Primary we are guided by the National Curriculum for England and draw upon the International Primary Curriculum and Reggio Emilia inspired approaches. About 10% of our students are supported by our integrated SEN unit.

Our school is active in the local international school sports league and we are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Secondary. All students are involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities, mainly run by teaching staff.

The school is on a green 12-acre site about 20 minutes from the Singapore CBD and has excellent specialist facilities, including libraries, ICT suites, The Link (maker-space), dance studio, swimming pool and sports halls. We recently opened a new building to accommodate the increasing numbers of Secondary students, which boasts purpose-built art, drama, PE, music and IT specialist spaces. In 2022 we will open a new indoor sports hall, a specialist arts and technology building and bespoke facilities for our Pathways programme.

We are members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an EDEXCEL and AQA exam centre and are authorised by the IBO to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. We are the only school in Singapore to offer ASDAN courses.

Staff are well supported with professional development sessions run in-house and by access to external training courses through Nord Anglia University, FOBISIA and our partnerships with King’s College London, MIT, The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and The Juilliard School. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.

To learn more about our school, please visit our website: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/singapore

About the role 

A specialist music teacher, able to teach music in the Primary and/or Secondary school and lead our team of music teachers across the school. Join our fast-paced international environment and you will teach within a curriculum founded on the National Curriculum for England, the IPC, IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes. You will be committed to the wider role of a teacher in an international school, in particular developing a exceptional co-curricular music experience for our students and their families. 

About you 

Able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, ideally you will have a degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification for primary or secondary, plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues. 

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom.

Benefits

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package.  You will have the opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Singapore is a modern, cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and within easy reach of beautiful islands and rainforests. Public transport, the arts and culture, shopping, dining and outdoor activity are incomparable. Several of our teachers remain long term here, while others move on to international careers within Nord Anglia Education and beyond.

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.  

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.  

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, The Anna Freud National Centre and King’s College London, offer our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London. 

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits: 

  •  A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale; 
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration; 
  • A culture which is fair and consultative; 

Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career. 

Selection Process

The final closing date for applications is  17th December 2021. 

Please note: Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Interviews will be conducted online.

Start date: August 2022​​​​​​​

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.  

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.

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