Teacher of Music, Tianjin, China

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Wellington College International TianjinTianjin, China

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

                                                                                                                                 Teacher of Music

Status of the post 

This is a specialist teacher role within the school’s staffing structure, predominantly based in primary but with some Senior school teaching. The post holder is accountable to the Head of Department and Heads of Junior and Secondary School. 

Professional Responsibilities 

The post holder will be required to exercise her/his professional skills and judgement to carry out, in a collaborative manner, the professional duties set out below:- 

1. Development of the school 

 To support the vision and mission, positive ethos and policies of the whole school and raise standards of the teaching, learning and attainment of pupils from Nursery in Music education.

 To work with the Music team in achieving the priorities and targets which the school sets for itself in implementing innovative schemes of work. 

 To support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the school’s policies and developments in Music. 

 To keep abreast of educational developments in Music in line with the needs of the school. 

2. Teaching and Learning 

 To be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching and organisation, and high standards of achievement and behaviour in Music lessons. 

 To be responsible for the development and on-going review of the primary school’s Music curriculum and related schemes of work. 

 To support the development of the primary school’s Music assessment procedures in liaison with class teachers. 

 To work effectively to ensure that there is progression across the year groups. 

 To liaise with the Head of Department regarding the booking and timetabling of facilities, to keep class teachers fully informed of venue changes when necessary. 

 To develop the string programme and rehearse and conduct our senior string ensembles

 To be able to keep records of pupil progress in line with school policy 

 To be able to use assessments of pupils learning to inform future planning

3. Management 

 To inform and manage TAs in support roles in Music lessons. 

 To work closely with the Music team to secure and maintain excellent communication and high standards within the department. 

4. Other Specific Responsibilities 

 To participate in continuing professional development (CPD) activities 

 Participating in arrangements made by the school for the review and management of performance 

 In liaison with the Music Head of Department, Year Leaders and class teachers, support a programme of performance opportunities to enhance and encourage the Music skills of all pupils. 

 To contribute greatly to the extra-curricular programme, which includes lunchtimes, break-times, after school and sometimes weekends

 To maintain and develop links with parents, other schools, educational institutions and the wider community, including business and industry in order to enhance teaching, learning and personal development opportunities for the Music education of all the pupils. 

Personal Specifications

Experience 

Have excellent accompanying skills, and ability to teach singing in groups. 

 Substantial and successful primary teaching experience including Music education. 

 Have an instrumental/vocal specialism. 

 Experience of assessing pupil progress in Music in line with the National Curriculum. 

 High level of personal skill in and passion for Music 

 Experience of contributing to policy and decision-making. 

Disposition – evidence of 

 Personal and intellectual qualities required to set an example to others. 

 Ability to work on own initiative and be proactive. 

 Commitment to excellence and to significantly raise the Music skills and personal achievements of all pupils. 

 Flexibility, drive, energy and enthusiasm. 

 Approachability and a sense of humour. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities 

 A thorough knowledge and understanding of the English Music National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and how these can be implemented through realistic and achievable planning. 

 Ability to be a good team player with a good understanding of how team work contributes to school improvement. 

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

 Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines. 



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More about Wellington College International Tianjin
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 1 Yide Dao, Hongqiao District, Tianjin, 300120, China
Telephone: +86 1344 444 000
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Wellington College International Tianjin opened in August 2011, and is the first overseas partner school of Wellington College in the UK.

Centrally located on a purpose-built campus just north of the city centre of Tianjin, the College has impressive...