Banda School Director Of Music Jobs in Kenya
Banda School Director Of Music Jobs in Kenya
The Banda School is situated on Magadi Road opposite the Nairobi National Park, in the tranquil surburb of Karen.
Our international school traces its origins from Kaptagat, near Eldoret, where Mr. and Mrs. Chitty ran Kaptagat Preparatory School with 170 children from 1956.Job Type
Full Time Qualification
Administration / Secretarial ]
The Director of Music will be responsible for overseeing all Music and musical activities throughout the school.
This will include the management of a department of teachers and peripatetic teachersand the post holder will be accountable to the Head. The Director of Music will work closely with all department members.Requirements: Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification
Be an inspirational, committed and highly effective practitioner, dedicated to achieving the best outcome for each child
Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools
Be an exceptional musician with the ability to inspire pupils of all ages and abilities
Promote the school’s mission and values effectively and creatively
Possess the desire to promote and develop music across the whole Prep school community
Be a proficient piano player of Grade 8 standard
Be able to sight-read music to a high standard
Possess a vision for the future of music in a leading preparatory school
Have the capacity to lead and inspire a team of teachers
Possess a love of music and teaching children of all abilities and passion for the development of musical excellence
Be able to build good relationships with parents and families
Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment
Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable
Be pro-active, dynamic and a self-motivated member of The Banda School team
Be punctual and use time appropriately
Be a good communicator with adults and children
Show good organisational skills
Show a good level of written English
Be experienced in using ICT in teaching and as a tool for research and for communication.
Familiarity with using an iPad in teaching is important
Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate(ICPC)
Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils
Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personaland professional development
Be a motivator.
Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.
Have a clear strategy for the development of musical excellence and to develop engagement in pupils
Develop and encourage participation in music at all levels
Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behaviour and care of instruments
Oversee departmental orders in line with the music budget
Organise and lead regular departmental meetings, the minutes of which should be kept and circulated
Oversee, in liaison with the Head, the management, performance and recruitment of external peripatetic teachers
Oversee written reports from the peripatetic
music teachers twice a year
Ensure that the school’s music equipment is organised, stored, maintained and replaced where appropriate
Review and update all departmental documentation and the handbook
Ensure new teachers/peripatetic teachers have appropriate induction
Plan and deliver high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work for the department
Work proactively to develop positive home/school relations, responding swiftly and professionally to parental queries and concerns, involving the SLT when necessary
Teaching Music throughout the school as required
Identify clear learning objectives and specify how they will be taught and assessed
Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet highexpectations
Evaluate own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
Organise and confirm all musical events and concerts/recitals
Draw up annual and termly calendar events and communicate these to the Head
Ensure all teachers in the department are fully aware of their commitment and responsibility
Attend termly inter-school meetings, INSETS and Heads of Department meetings
Liaise with department members concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods,record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in the department
Communicate with staff and with parents concerning pupils' progress and attend Parents’
Meetings when required
Co-ordinate before and after school musical activities and individual peripatetic lessons
With the Head of Music and Head of Performing Arts, organise various musical Inter House events
Co-ordinate the hiring of musical instruments
Liaise with the Director Co-Curricular and the Finance Department on co-curricular musicalactivities and transport required for events
As appropriate, be prepared to teach a small number of one-to-one instrumental and/or musictheory lessons
Assess and monitor pupils’ work and progress
Writing a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms and submitting schemes of work, planning and record keeping when required
Develop and lead the delivery of a suitable Music curriculum for Nursery through to Year 8.
Undertake administrative and organisational tasks related to the post
Ensure the provision of a suitable number of ensembles
Be involved in the School’s annual musical production
Suitably prepare music scholars
It should of course be noted that the above job description is not exhaustive, and that other duties and responsibilities may be expected, consistent with the efficient and effective discharge of the post of Head of the Lower School.
Method of Application
All applications should reach the Headmistress by Monday 16th December 2019 latest.
A completed Application Form and covering letter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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