Teacher of Music, Hong Kong

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

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Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong opened in 2018. A primary school, we provide almost 1,000 places for children aged between 3 and 11 years old.

Operating within a world-class and purpose built facility, students enjoy wide access to our swimming pools, sports hall, dance studio, gymnastics centre, auditorium and recital suite. These spaces, among others, have been designed bespoke for primary aged children.

The school enjoys an advantageous setting in Tseung Kwan O – easily accessible by road and MTR, it also benefits from the strongest of partnerships with Shrewsbury School in the UK (www.shrewsbury.org.uk).


An excellent and internationally competitive package of benefits is offered under the terms of a two year contract.

Key Responsibilities:

The Teacher of Music will:

  • Report to the Head of Music who will be his / her Line Manager and who will conduct his / her Performance Management;
  • Plan, develop, implement and review excellent schemes of work relating to the School Music curriculum;
  • Be familiar with the pedagogy of the active learning Early Years programme and the inclusion of music within that provision;
  • Hold a full teaching timetable equivalent to that of a class teacher;
  • Support students in their preparation for recitals, competitions, auditions and examinations;
  • Support musical performances in formal  School events, liaising with Heads of Year and members of SLT as necessary;
  • Support School choirs and ensembles in rehearsal and performance, developing individual and group musicianship, and providing education about the historical and cultural context of the music being rehearsed and performed;
  • Select music in a variety of appropriate styles in line with the philosophy and objectives of the school;
  • Promote and develop membership of the ensemble groups within  the School community;
  • Help to develop and promote performance opportunities for School choral and instrumental groups and individuals.
  • Assist Visiting Instrumental Teachers in the preparation of pupils for ABRSM examinations;
  • Represent the views of the Music department at school meetings and other meetings as required;
  • Be directly involved with the Performance Management of assigned Visiting Instrumental Teachers (in line with the experience and specific instrumental skills of the School Music Specialist) and in accordance with the department’s Performance Management policy;
  • Liaise as frequently as possible with Visiting Instrumental Teachers and help to keep track of School pupil development in this area;
  • Edit and proof read School Instrumental Music Reports;
  • Work to maintain a professional, healthy and conflict-free atmosphere within the department/school.

Professional Expectations:

The Teacher of Music will:

  • Be an accomplished musician in his or her own right, and will possess impressive vocal and /or instrumental skills (good ability on the keyboard would be a distinct advantage);
  • Be passionate about the development of young people and fostering a love of music in all members of the school community;
  • Be able to nurture and stretch the most able whilst also making music accessible and enjoyable for all;
  • Have a full understanding of the music objectives and expectations within the English National Curriculum and the ability to interpret them creatively;
  • Be an exemplar teacher in respect of planning, preparation of the learning environment, lesson delivery (including EAL strategies and differentiation), assessment, marking and reporting;
  • Have excellent communication skills with all constituencies within the school;
  • Enjoy working as part of a large, talented and experienced team of musicians;
  • Manage his / her own time effectively – particularly in relation to balancing the demands made by teaching, subject management and involvement in school development.

Child Safeguarding:

Shrewsbury International School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Attend regular in-house child protection and safeguarding programmes and sign a Code of Conduct
  • Play a leading role in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all students in the school
  • Report to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any concerns they have for the welfare of a student
  • Report to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead any unsafe practices witnessed within the school as outlined in The School’s Speak Out Policy
  • Keep professional relationships with students where personal boundaries are respected and maintained


  • International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) prior to the start of contract
  • Formal proof of identity with photo ID (Original Driving License / Passport)
  • 3 signed, confidential references (one of which will be from the candidate’s current headteacher) before the start of contract
  • Verification of original qualifications

Further Details:

Full details of the school are available on our website at http://www.shrewsbury.edu.hk.

Any queries should be forwarded to our HR Assistant Manager, Ms Angie Wong at: vacancies@shrewsbury.hk

Teachers at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong receive a minimum volume of 15% non-contact time each week.

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