A. Knowledge and understanding:
• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of Drama/Performing arts
• Cope securely with subject-related questions which students raise and know about students’ common misconceptions and mistakes in Drama/performing arts
• Knowledge of the YWIES primary and secondary school curriculums.
B. Planning and setting expectations:
• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught
• Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning and motivation. Set clear targets for students’ learning, building on prior attainment and experiences
• Planning and preparing students’ performances for various students’ activities held within the academic year.
C. Teaching and managing pupil learning:
• Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time
• Use teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources
• Set high expectations for students’ behavior, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships
D. Assessment and evaluation:
• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching
• Mark and monitor students’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for students’ progress
• When applicable, understand the demands expected of students in relation to the YWIES Curriculums
E. Relations with parents and wider community:
• Know how to prepare and present informative reports to parents.
• Recognize that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop students’ understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples.
• Understand the need to liaise with agencies outside school.
F. Managing own performance and development:
• Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects, they teach.
• Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies, guidelines and practices.
• Set a good example to the students they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct.
• Evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.
G. Managing and developing staff and other adults:
• Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues, such as, co-teachers, specialist teachers and associate staff.
H. Managing resources:
• Select and make good use of books, equipment, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.
o Holder of Bachelor Degree and teaching certificate or license, with recognized qualification in primary education, child development or other related fields
o Minimum 2 years of full-time teaching experience
o Support Yew Wah’s mission principles and practices
o Have passion for teaching students
o Sensitive and responsive to the needs of students and demonstrate commitment to their best interest
o Demonstrate commitment in teamwork