Dulwich Dehong Shanghai

Music Teacher

Far East, China

Job Description:

A clear focus on learning is the foundation stone for our six core teacher standards which guide and inform our work with our young people across each age range and developmental phase.
1. Knowing Students and How they Learn

DCIS teachers are expected to have insightful and detailed knowledge of the developmental characteristics and learning needs of the children they teach. They also need to have expertise in meeting the wide range of individual learning and pastoral needs of international school children who come from diverse cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds.

2. Plan for and implement effective learning and teaching 

DCIS teachers are expected to have current knowledge of the curriculum in the age range they teach. They set high expectations and challenging developmental and learning goals for their students and use a variety of effective learning and teaching strategies, resources and digital technology to support their students in achieving these goals. They encourage their students to be innovative, imaginative, creative and critical thinkers who are able to work well with others.

3. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning and progress

DCIS teachers are knowledgeable and effective users of assessment for supporting learning. They use a range of data measures and assessment strategies to inform their evaluation of students’ progress which enables them to plan for learning and to report accurately and effectively on student progress and to design appropriate intervention and support strategies

4.Develop supportive and safe learning environments
DCIS teachers are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people. They ensure a secure, stimulating and well managed learning environment that promotes a sense of safety, support and wellbeing.

5. Demonstrate International-mindedness and Global Citizenship

DCIS teachers have an appreciation of their own culture as well as openness to the perspectives and beliefs of people from different countries, cultures, religions and languages. They recognise the importance of developing our students to be ethical global citizens.

6. Engage Professionally in Learning and with the Community 

DCIS teachers participate actively in professional learning and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve their practice. They hold themselves accountable to the highest professional standards in their interactions with colleagues, students and parents. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Graduate qualified teacher
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area
  • Master’s degree an advantage

Skills and Experience :

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in teaching KS1-3 Music
  • Successful experience in working with students in the age group you are teaching
  • Successful experience in working with students in a pastoral capacity (eg as form tutor)
  • Demonstrated experience in inspiring students in a stimulating learning environment 
  • Previous experience in an international school and familiarity with British education system preferred
  • Certain proficiency in oral Chinese Mandarin preferred.
  • Enthusiasm in curriculum study and development
  • Working in a high performing school
  • Ability to adapt to Chinese culture and work with Chinese colleagues
  • Ability to analyse student data and promote student achievement
  • Demonstrated experience of the use of educational ICT to promote learning
  • An understanding of how the learning continuum flows through the School
  • Excellent knowledge of the content and pedagogy
  • Demonstrated experience in using a variety of assessment and feedback techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in raising achievement and setting aspirational targets
  • Commitment to supporting all aspects of our programme including extracurricular activities(like school choir and orchestra, etc.) and contribution to school community

DCIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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Start Date: 01-08-2019

Apply By: 31-12-2018