Department: Whole College
Reports to: Headmaster
Must liaise with: Head of Primary, Head of Secondary, Teaching Colleagues, Head of AEN, Head of EAL
Effective Date: August 2016
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Job Type: Full-Time
Education – Graduate qualified teacher, Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area
Experience – The person will be a highly experienced educator who has demonstrated inspiring leadership of or within a Music Department and with a track record of delivering outstanding and enjoyable public performances; Experience in raising achievement and setting aspirational targets is essential.
Skills – Excellent interpersonal and administrative skills. Ability to analyse student data and promote student achievement. An understanding of how the learning continuum flows through the College. Able to use educational ICT to promote learning. Possess an excellent knowledge of curriculum content and pedagogy. Be proficient in using a variety of assessment and feedback techniques as well as be able to speak effectively at public meetings organised to deal with music issues; promote music and performance throughout the College.
Personal attributes – An exemplary practitioner who leads by example and is committed to uphold and support the schools’ ethos. A desire to support all aspects of our programme including extra-curricular activities and contribution to the school community. Be prepared to work hard in a high performing, fee paying, independent international school. The person will be able to carry great credibility with students, parents, staff and music professionals both within and outside the MCE community as they develop the greatest school music and arts centre in Egypt.
A clear focus on learning is the foundation stone of MCE’s teacher standards, which guide and inform our approach to our students’ learning and development across each age range. They are:
Knowing their students as people and how they learn
It is an expectation that Malvern College Egypt teachers have detailed knowledge of not only the developmental characteristics and learning needs of the students they teach, but also their personalities and who they are as people. This requires real empathy and skill in meeting the wide variety of individual learning and pastoral needs of international school students with their differing linguistic, cultural and educational circumstances.
Planning and delivering excellent learning and teaching
It is an expectation that Malvern College Egypt teachers not only have up to date knowledge of their respective curricula but that they have high expectations for their students and as a result, set challenging learning goals. We want our pupils to gain the best results of which they are capable. Therefore, Malvern College Egypt teachers use a variety of learning and teaching strategies, ideas, resources and digital technology to support their students in achieving these goals and results. They encourage their students to develop a love of learning, of exploring ideas and of discovering the world about them. They encourage active student participation in classes with an emphasis on understanding, creativity and critical thinking so that our students are able to work confidently with others.
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning and progress
Malvern College Egypt teachers are skilled and effective users of assessment for supporting and developing learning. They use a range of assessment strategies and data to inform their appraisal of students’ progress, which aids their planning and reporting of student progress and to design appropriate intervention and support.
Demonstrate International-mindedness and Global Citizenship
Malvern College Egypt teachers appreciate the different perspectives and beliefs of people from different countries, cultures, religions and languages. They do so by showing politeness, respect, kindness and concern. These values should permeate every aspect of the school. They recognise the importance of developing our students to be ethical global citizens. Malvern College Egypt teachers want each pupil to develop a sense of self-worth, knowing the difference between right and wrong and doing the right thing when it comes to making choices.
Engage Professionally in Learning and with the Community
Malvern College Egypt teachers are given access to top quality professional learning. It is an expectation that they participate collaboratively with colleagues to improve their practice. They hold themselves accountable to the highest professional standards in their interactions with colleagues, students and parents.
• Coordination of College Music Curriculum
• Leadership of all Extra Curricular Music
• Coordination of Extra Curricular events
• Line management of Instrumental Programme Teachers
• Line manage Music Administration staff
• Lead and organise public performance opportunities for student, staff and visiting artists
There is a significant public relations role that is part of this post and alongside the development of the music
programme. The direction and management of performance by students, staff and visiting artists is a key
element and will require liaison with Marketing at MCE and the Headmaster.
• Leadership and management of the College Music Curriculum
• Leadership and management of the department, including chairing regular meetings to discuss subject issues, which include matters arising from HOD Meetings and general staff meetings.
• Management and responsibility for the department development plan.
• Preparation of department annual curriculum review and examination performance review.
• Management of assessment, recording and reporting procedures.
• Oversight of proof reading and quality assurance of subject comments in school reports.
• Assisting the Deputy Heads of Schools responsible for staff absence/cover to ensure work is set for classes.
• Management of the preparation of assessment materials for assessment weeks (internal), quality assurance of the tasks and ensuring that moderation is used to establish consistency.
• Management of the department budget and resources, including the annual department stock take. • Management and supervision of allocated department Assistants, where appropriate.
• Liaison with the Health and Safety Officer to ensure that all departmental learning environments meet our health and safety guidelines.
• Oversee the College Instrumental Programme. Curriculum
• Responsibility for the quality assurance of learning and teaching, to ensure that each individual student makes progress against their potential.
• Management of agreed strategies for improvement in learning and teaching within the department.
• Responsibility for the organization and quality assurance of sequential and integrated Schemes of Work for the department.
• Assisting the Heads of Schools in curriculum reviews and development in line with College policy. Student Support • Responsibility for student progress and welfare in the subject. • Oversight of the department setting of the student homework timetable.
• Promotion of the subject in options selections for IGCSE/GCSE/IB so that students are fully informed. • Management of coursework in the department to ensure compliance with examination board regulations. • Management of target setting procedures.
• Oversight of the department response to pastoral policies. External Relations
• Promoting a positive image of the subject in the wider community through performance and promotion of music opportunities
• Production and annual review of the department handbook in line with agreed guidelines.
• Contacting and liaising with parents on subject matters.
• Liaising with internal and external agencies where appropriate. • Communicating to appropriate staff any relevant information concerning the subject.
• Agreed regular contributions to the Newsletter.
• Assistance in Parent Forums as required.
• Development of the College website in conjunction with the marketing department to promote/inform about the subject. Co curricular
• Assisting in the hiring of new staff in the subject area as required.
• Overseeing the learning environment including displays of work.
• Development of appropriate cross and vertical curricular links throughout the College.
• Developing and supporting the department contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.
• Organisation of subject academic prizewinners for Speech Day.
• Planning the induction of new staff to the department, and liaising with them post appointment prior to the new academic year.
• Promoting Professional Learning and CPD in line with College policy.
• Advising on annual staffing needs, after due consultation with department members.
• Management of Staff appraisal procedures, in line with College policy. To undertake any other duties as requested by the Headmaster or members of the College Leadership Team.
Department: Whole College