The Federation of British International Schools in Asia.

Primary Music Teacher Regents International School Pattaya

Name of school: Regent's International School, Pattaya
Country: Thailand
Deadline: 14th June 2013

The Regent’s School, Pattaya

Job Description - Primary  Music Teacher




Post:                                      Primary Music Teacher

Responsible to:                Head of Primary, Deputy Head, Primary Music Department Coordinator

Job Purpose:                     

  1. To creatively teach music to pupils ranging from aged 2 to 11 years.
  2. To plan, teach and assess the ENC Curriculum for Music and UK Statutory requirements as relevant to our school.
  3. To provide support in the development and annual calendar of the Primary Music Department, contributing to the artistic direction and long-term plans for music in the primary school.
  4. To promote a mutual understanding of the school curriculum with the aim of improving the quality of teaching and learning in the school, with particular reference to music.
  5. To carry out such associated duties as are reasonably assigned by the Head of Primary
  6. To promote the mission and philosophy of the school.


Job Summary:

The role will involve working with pupils of all ages from Foundation through to Year 6. The Primary music teacher will be a qualified teacher who has previous experience of working with Primary aged pupils and is competent in delivering the Primary music curriculum. The teacher will be experienced and confident in leading large groups of Primary aged pupils and is secure in classroom management.

The role involves leading large group singing in addition to weekly 40 minute music lessons which engage pupils in the development of their music skills.

As a part of their additional duties to class teaching and Choral sessions for Primary, the Music teacher will demonstrate a commitment towards implementing the mission and philosophy of the school, whereby ensuring children are working towards the stated outcomes. They will adhere to all policies and procedures as stated and referred to in both the Procedure File and Policy File for the Primary school


Responsibility Area:  Early Years, KS1 and KS2


Teaching and Learning

§  Ensure the effective teaching and management of classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained and the best use is made of teaching time.

§  Use teaching methods which will engage students and stimulate pupils’ intellectual curiosity including the use of effective questioning, clear presentation and good use of resources

§  Set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of behaviour management through well focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships in accordance with the rules and behaviour policy of the school

§  It is desirable that the teacher should have a detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of ENC (It is understood that we may hire good teachers from different countries but with a similar National Curriculum background)

§  Identify students who may require learning support and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support. Liase with class teachers regarding these students. Where required, give input to HoLS in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and keep records to show this where necessary.

Planning Expectations

  • Identify clear teaching objectives, content, structures and sequences of lessons appropriate to the educational needs of the pupils in his/her class
  • Set appropriate, realistic and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and motivation, thereby setting clear targets for pupils’ learning , building on prior attainment/knowledge
  • Ensure cross-curricular links are made, particularly with regard to ICT, ESL, Literacy and Numeracy where appropriate, including establishing links with colleagues who may be able to contribute to the department, also liaising with ICT,  art, drama and PE departments, promoting collaborative projects/lessons.
  • Planning should show clear understanding of the schools’ policies and programmes of study
  • Shared planning and discussion within the department and across the Foundation Years and Key Stages 1 and 2 to ensure continuity and progression.

§  Support the development of the curriculum in line with present UK initiatives including:

o   Taking note of the 2012 UK government publication on ‘The Importance of Music’.

o   Increasing use & knowledge of Music Technology due to the likelihood of ICT being merged with other foundation subjects in the new UK curriculum 2014.

o   Implement a Wider Opportunities Programme  – use of instrumental teachers in lessons in line with the UK National Initiative.


Assessment and Evaluation

  • To assess pupil’s achievements and progress in accordance with arrangements agreed within the department and school, based on policy and procedure.
  • Assess how well the children’s learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching and learning.
  • Mark and monitor pupils’ work providing constructive oral and, if necessary, written feedback, setting targets/providing focus for pupils’ progress (including the use of AfL as agreed throughout the school)
  • Use assessment to ensure that pupils continue to secure progress towards their target/s or area of focus.


Communication with Staff, Parents and the wider community

  • Know how to prepare and present informative reports to parents in  a professional manner based upon monitoring procedures adhered to within the school
  • Recognise that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding
  • Treat parents with respect at all times and go through the proper channels, using line managers if necessary with all interactions with parents
  • At the request of the Head it may be required that teachers give a presentation to parents e.g. Parents and Friends, Meet the Teachers
  • Communicate professionally to parents the school’s musical aspirations and deal with individual issues as required.
  • Communicate professionally with pupils, parents and staff regarding individual lessons / concerts / rehearsals etc.
  • Manage letters and reply slips regarding department trips, events, pupil involvement etc.
  • Organise of rehearsal schedules and communicate these to SMT and Class Teachers as well as Pupils and parents.
  • Ensuring that good use is made of any rehearsal time for recitals/concerts/productions
  • Book transport where required for trips and excursions
  • Book rooms and globe were required for rehearsals and performances
  • Regularly attend department meetings to share planning and discuss curriculum delivery, assessment, calendar of events and support of staff.


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 as relevant to their own department and mainstream departments.
  • Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and procedures and practices.
  • Set a good example to the pupils they teach in their personal presentation and conduct.
  • Evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.


Managing and Developing Teaching and Administrative Staff within the School

  • Interact on a professional level with colleagues and establish and maintain productive relationships in order to promote mutual understanding of the music curriculum with the aim of improving the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
  • To contribute to meetings, discussion and management systems necessary to co- ordinate the work of the school
  • The post holder may be responsible for the supervision of the work of teaching assistants


Managing Resources

  • Select and make good use of recording facilities, music, books, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.
  • There is an expectation that resources within the music department are shared and developed as a department rather than as individual practitioners.


Duties and Responsibilities

§  Promotion and organisation of extracurricular activities, lunchtime clubs and events within the curricular area and school open days including but not restricted to –

o   Music provision in special curriculum weeks.

o   Instrumental lesson provision for Brass, Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Drums and Woodwind where possible.

o   3 Main Primary Music Recitals/Concerts.

o   2 Whole School Concerts.

o   Additional Christmas/Special occasion concerts e.g. International day, PILC, Loy Krathong etc

o   Music support for four primary year group productions.

o   Music clubs which may include Choirs, Brass Group, Keyboard Academy, Recorder Group, Drumming Group, Orchestra, String Group.

o   After school music based clubs.

o   Attending and assisting in the organisation of Meet the Teachers sessions to promote peripatetic lessons

o   Music department staff are required very occasionally to cover class teachers / duties for absent staff if requested to do so.

o   Each teacher will be a part of the After School Activities Programme and will be required to take an activity after school either on a Monday or Thursday

o   Music department staff are required to do one annual event duty for the boarding houses as noted in the Staff Handbook.


Please send CV and letter of application to Mr. Ken Ball -

Closing date is Friday 14th June 2013