Banda School Director of Performing Arts Jobs in Kenya

Banda School Director of Performing Arts Jobs in Kenya

Job Definition

  • The Director of Performing Arts will be responsible for overseeing all drama and musical activities throughout the school whilst creating an innovative and vibrant programme, both within the
    curriculum and in extra-curricular and enrichment activities.

  • This will involve working closely with the
    Head of Music and the post holder will be accountable to the Head.

  • The Director of Performing Arts will also work closely with all Music and Drama Department members.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    The Director of Performing Arts will be expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Head of Music and Teacher of Drama, direct and advise on all matters
    connected with the delivery of Performing Arts throughout the school, providing a strong vision
    for future development.

  • Liaise with the Head of Music and Teacher of Drama on timetable planning and other curriculum related issues.

  • Facilitate a high quality of musical and dramatic performance at the school.

  • Provide direction and support for dramatic and musical performances outside normal school hours, when required.

  • Provide opportunities for children to perform within and outside the school and build strong
    relationships with the local community.

  • Actively contribute to the planning of school Arts events.

  • Teach Music and/or Drama within the school curriculum and work collaboratively with the Head
    of Music and Teacher of Drama.

  • Ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils in the class, giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability

  • Evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teaching strategies.

  • Make appropriate educational provision for pupils with learning difficulties and for those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.

  • Create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards of
    organisation and discipline.

  • Provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for pupils.

  • Maintain a high standard of display and a stimulating environment, in the classroom and in
    other areas of the school.

  • Liaise with parents concerning pupils' academic progress and attend Parents' Meetings to discuss the academic progress of pupils.

  • Write detailed reports on each pupil when required.

  • Demonstrate competence in the use of ICT as a teaching/learning tool and ensure that all
    administrative requirements are met.

  • Acknowledge that the staff is a team, which co-operates and is supportive
    of all members, and
    ensure the smooth running and success of the school, playing a full part in this team.

  • Analyse current policies in light of teaching and national initiatives.

  • Review and evaluate, in conjunction with the Head of Music and the Teacher of Drama, the
    relevant annual Departmental Development Plans and Reviews.

  • Be involved in the updating of Departmental Handbooks when required.

  • Advise, encourage and support all staff in both the Music and Drama Departments.

  • Assist the Head of Music with the organisation of Peripatetic teachers, communications with
    parents, general day-to-day management and ensuring appropriate arrangements are made for examination entries.

  • Review, evaluate and improve the design and delivery of Performing Arts on an ongoing basis.

  • Act as a role model to others, demonstrating high standards of professionalism in all aspects of

  • Uphold and promote the school’s child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures, ensuring they are adhered to by all staff.

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils.

    Wider Responsibilities

  • Perform duties, as requested by the Head, for supervising the pupils outside the classroom e.g.
    Lunch/break etc.

  • Be willing to ‘cover’ for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and provide a
    cover sheet for colleagues if unable to attend school.

  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school.

  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings, whole school meetings and any other meetings that may require

  • Attend staff INSETS and curriculum meetings, participating in curriculum development and
    relevant areas of school policy making.

  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety both on
    the school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere.

  • Maintain high personal standards of appearance and behaviour, being punctual and confidential at all times.

  • Attend assemblies and school functions when required

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Banda School Director of Performing Arts Jobs in Kenya

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