Pay scale: Dependent on Experience
Hours: Part-time (0.5) over 3 days
For a September 2021 start
The Governors are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Performing Arts with a specialism in Music, who demonstrates an infectious passion for teaching their subject as well as supporting pupils to become the best version of themselves. We would welcome applications from experienced teachers or NQT’s. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach from KS1 to KS4. This role is advertised on Part Time basis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing the Music and Performing Arts provision at Tower College whilst overseeing the peripatetic music teachers. We are a growing school with lots of opportunity to develop professionally. You will contribute to music throughout the School and will participate in an extensive extracurricular music programme.
The Teacher of Performing Arts & Music will lead all elements of the provision of production of music in the school and be responsible for all school concerts and musical performances. The Teacher of Performing Arts & Music will define the quality and direction of music in this key position. The Teacher of Performing Arts & Music is expected to keep abreast of developments in the teaching and performance of Music and use will be made of any opportunities for interdepartmental initiatives and cooperation.
The standard of music in the senior School is extremely high and this post is a wonderful opportunity to develop the provision further and work with some very talented and dedicated pupils and staff.
Tower College is an independent co-educational day school for 3-16 year old pupils. It was founded in 1948, located in Rainhill, St Helens. We are proud to deliver an outstanding all-round education with a strong emphasis on character development, transferable skills and preparation for life beyond school.
Academic improvement is top of the agenda: we have a fresh and dedicated leadership team who are fully committed to improving outcomes for our pupils. Our teachers are committed to doing their very best; our loyal pupils deserve the best. Consequently, Tower College is a place where you can work in superb surroundings, make a real difference to pupils and see your career develop. We value CPD and provide fertile ground for new ideas that contribute to our aims.
If you believe you have the commitment and desire to work in an environment which values teachers as well as setting the highest standards and expectations then please complete the online application form using the link below by midday, Wednesday 14th April 2021
Online interviews will take place: Wednesday 21st April 2021
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and an Enhanced DBS check before confirmation.
Job title: Teacher of Performing Arts & Music
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Hours: 08:30-16:00 Monday to Friday (with 45-minute lunch break) plus preparation meetings, meetings and school events outside these hours, as required
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent, 37 week teaching year
Reporting to: Principal and Vice-Principal
The teacher will:
- To teach Performing Arts & Music across the age range, according to departmental planning schemes of work and examination syllabi;
- To promote, monitor and support pupil learning and progress with the Performing Arts Department;
- To contribute to the development of the Performing Arts & Music Curriculum
- Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher
- Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards
- To create and embed a culture that enables all scholars to maximise their achievements across the spectrum of school life.
- To Encourage participation in extra curricular activities which enhance the subjects.
Duties and responsibilities
- Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group you teach;
- Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge; foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings;
- Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials and teaching programmes as appropriate;
- Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work;
- Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils you teach;
- Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils;
- Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the specialist subject;
- Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions;
- Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment;
- Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils’ learn;
- Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils; including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them;
- Work closely with classroom assistants and the Special Educational Needs Department in delivering ‘personalised learning’, adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils;
- Set work for pupils absent from lessons in line with the school’s teaching policies;
- Maintain high standards of discipline according to the school’s code of conduct and in line with the school’s rewards and sanctions programmes.
- Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour in both classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy;
- Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external tests;
- Undertake pastoral duties e.g. to perform the tasks and duties of a Form Tutor as required; and to support pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties
Assessment and Recording
- Maintain a ‘teacher planner’ and planning documents, including recording of attainment and effort marks, prep/homework set, student attendance;
- Use an appropriate range of observation assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment;
- Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate and timely marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study;
- Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons;
- Set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired;
- Participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments as requested by the principal and vice-principal;
- Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupil’s progress, achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate
Whole-school organisation, strategy and development
- To provide stimulating and enriching extracurricular opportunities for pupils and potentially for members of the wider school community.
- To actively support and promote concerts, performances and music events at the School and in the community
- To lead and support rehearsals for Academy Ensemble performances and other musical events such as Music Soiree evenings (minimum one per full school term).
- Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
- Attend departmental meetings, parents’ consultations and Whole school events;
- Attend, prepare and participate in assemblies;
- Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school;
- Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes;
- Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach;
- Undertake supervision of the pupils, outside the form room as timetabled; during break times, within the dining room and on school visit
- Write accurate, professional end of term reports
- Be proactive in supporting the Christian ethos of the school
- Be positive and encouraging during times of change
Health, safety and discipline
- Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures;
- Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment;
- Monitor the use of all departmental equipment to ensure it is correctly used and to ensure its security. Equipment shall be returned promptly to secure storage. All faults with equipment must be reported immediately to the relevant person
- Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
- Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as an outcome of your appraisal;
- Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others
- Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers
Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals
- Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
- Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues
Personal and professional conduct
- Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
- Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
- Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities
The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.
Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the principal or line manager.
This job description may be amended at any time in consultation with the postholder.
Last review date: January 2021
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