Head of Music
Huili School Hangzhou is seeking an experienced Music Teacher. The School Music
Teacher works to provide education to the pupils based on the Wellington College
philosophy and ethos. The Teacher must support each individual pupil’s growth and
development, encouraging them as Wellingtonians to be inspired, intellectual,
independent, individual and inclusive. The teachers must demonstrate an understanding
of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high
standards by responding professionally, sensitively and caringly to the needs of the
To assume responsibility for teaching Music in the School, under the direction of the
Head of Music and by following the Wellington College curriculum.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of Music and
Performing Arts at Huili School Hangzhou. The School is looking for a candidate who
would relish the challenge of further establishing the subject in a fairly new school.The Music Teacher will have the responsibility for the planning and teaching of the subject
to designated classes, the content of each lesson being determined by the school
curriculum. The teacher will ensure that the subject is delivered in a way that provides
coverage, progression and continuity. The teacher will also be required to carry out other
such duties as the Head of Primary/Junior High School may reasonably direct from time to
time. He/she is expected to display the highest standards of professionalism in his/her
teaching and in his/her relationships with colleagues and parents.
The teacher must ensure that an excellent learning environment is provided for the
learning of Music, and that the students develop a positive attitude to the subject within
the College. The teacher must present lessons in a structured and coordinated manner
with due regard to the ability of the students and the curriculum targets of the year group.
ESSENTIAL SUBJECT SKILLS:
• Experience in delivering Music.
• Familiarity with the British National Curriculum for Music.
• Experienced in the use of ICT within the music curriculum and a willingness to
keep up to date with developments in this area.
• Good keyboard skills.
• Experience working in an international school.
• Willingness to contribute to the teaching of instrumental music.
• Some experience in leading musical activities.
COLLEGE RULES AND STANDARDS:
• Apply consistently and diligently the rules of the School in order to maintain
discipline, standards of dress and to safeguard the happiness, safety and well
being of all students. Also, ensure that students know, understand and follow the
College rules.• Set high standards with regard to punctuality and to insist on the same from the
students. To encourage good time-keeping amongst the students, monitor
lateness within the class and provide remedies, both individual and general, to
rectify its occurrence.
• Ensure attendance in School between stipulated hours and to attend all
meetings/functions deemed to be directed time.
• Request approval from the Executive Master, via the Head of Primary or Junior
High for any absence from the School and to give notice to appropriate people.
Wherever possible, to make medical appointments outside normal directed
• Maintain smart and professional standards of appearance.
LEARNING AND TEACHING:
• Contribute to the holistic well-being of all pupils and specifically to those assigned
to your individual care.
• Make all students aware of the Wellington College Mission Statement, values and
Identity base including the model of education, their values, aims, and display
them in an innovative and informative fashion in the classroom and adjacent
• Complete teaching plans on time and to a high standard.
• Assess regularly the students’ work by means of formative and formal
termly/half-termly assessments, as directed by the Head of Primary or Junior
High. Communicate with them regarding any student whose progress or
behaviour gives cause for concern.
• Oversee and implement the School Homework policy for Music classes.
• Ensure that the examples of the students’ work are displayed and presented to
a high standard in the classroom, and, where appropriate, throughout the School,
to ensure that these displays are changed regularly.
• Monitor and evaluate constantly the effectiveness of your own teaching,
maintaining good standards of practice and ensuring progression.• Participate fully in the Staff Appraisal system, with classroom observation of
colleagues and a willingness to be personally observed within the classroom.
Submit books, records or planning as required for monitoring by colleagues or
the Head of Music.
• Be involved in developing, implementing and monitoring all School policies
regarding Music, and to assist in the necessary documentation pertaining to the
subject, where required by the Head of Music.
• Provide opportunities for the community to be involved in pupils’ and setting
• Make parents feel welcome and build good relationships with parents.
• Use any IT applications to communicate to parents as stipulated by school
• Introduce information regarding to the Music curriculum.
• Collect information of pupils’ interests and growth from parents.
• Stimulate pupils’ study by making use of parents’ strengths.
• Provide consultations and support to parents’ enquiries.
• Communicate with parents on a regular basis, as directed by the Head of Music.
• Attend Parents’ Meetings as required and provide accurate, honest information
regarding the progress of individuals in Music.
• Report to the parents in the form of regular written reports, and when
additionally required by the Head of Music.PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY:
• Be positive and build good relationship with colleagues.
• Complete tasks on time.
• Provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by the Head
• Play a full role in the weekly extra-curricular activities programme. The
programme will take place outside of the prescribed teaching hours, as directed
by the Head of Music.
• Make a significant contribution to School assemblies, and newsletters, and by so
doing highlight the work carried out by students in the subject.
• Promote an ethos of equality and equal opportunities for all pupils within the
• Protect privacy of pupils, pupils’ families and colleagues.
• Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all
• Emphasise the importance of safety and of safe methods of working in the
classroom, and indeed in all areas of the School and the curriculum.
Communicate to the students that they must take a responsible attitude to
equipment and materials, with which they have been provided, and families may
possibly be charged for damage to School property.
• Carry out duties in the School as required and timetabled. This will include
playtime supervision, lunchtime supervision and after-school supervision.
• Maintain, with the rest of the teaching staff, high standards of conduct both in
and out of the classroom. Act always in a way that conforms to the School
ethos and values, and is in the best interests of the students.
• Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of pupils and your
• Contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of School events, in
whatever way possible.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• Be familiar with the recent development of teaching theory and practice
relating to Music.
• Improve yourself through continuous study and be willing to try new ideas.
• Be willing to accept others’ good ideas and share your opinions.
• Frequently reflect on your work and share your experience with the
international teaching partner and/or other colleagues.
• Support the School Development Plan generally and in so far as it relates to
Music and Performing Arts events.
• Attend and participate fully in Wellington College Staff Development and
• Attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required.
• Bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate
• Music or related education majors
A minimum of 2 years working experience in teaching Music
Knowledge of Music teaching
• Be able to assess pupils’ interests, needs and developments
• Be able to develop curriculum
• Open, proactive, patient and caring
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• International and bilingual school working experience is preferred
• Cross-cultural working experience is preferred