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Teacher of Art / Textiles

Start date : 01/09/2024

LEH International School Foshan

This school is based in Foshan, China and is looking for a Teacher of Art / Textiles

Job Description
The Teacher of Art / Textiles will:

Leading Learning & Teaching
• Put students’ learning and welfare at the centre of all of their practice and decision making
• Have a clear vision for effective learning and teaching across their department that reflects and complements whole School goals and guiding statements
• Model excellent classroom practice
• Have a clear understanding of what excellence looks like in their subject area and set standards that support everyone in aiming for this
• Maintain an active critical interest in educational research and debate and promote discussion and training within their department
• Manage and evaluate effective systems for the assessment and tracking of learning, as well as implement a range of sustainable intervention strategies, to ensure all students make excellent progress
• Work to sustain their expert subject knowledge

School Improvement & Effective Partnerships
• Work proactively with other staff and school leaders to
support and develop initiatives that promote Art / Textiles and/or school goals
• Liaise constructively (and proactively) with the parental community to communicate the vision and goals of the department
• Look for opportunities to work collaboratively with other school leaders to develop their own practice as well as the practice and provision within the Art / Textiles department
• Work for any ad hoc tasks as reasonably required by the Headteacher and Head of Academics from time to time

Key Duties Aims & Ethos
The Teacher of Art / Textiles will
1. Be responsible to the Head of Art & Design and the Head of Academics for the safe, proper and imaginative provision of Art / Textiles in line with the school’s mission and ethos.

Teaching Load
2. Teach for up to a maximum of 40 x 60 minute periods out of 60 periods /10 day cycle.
3. Motivate and inspire students whilst providing a supportive and dynamic learning environment.
4. Demonstrate a clear understanding of high-quality Learning and Teaching.

Curriculum Planning
5. Contribute widely to excellent curricular planning, implementation and review in the following areas:
a. The regular review, analysis and updating of departmental Programmes of Study and Schemes of Work.
b. Home Learning in accordance with the school’s Home Learning Policy.
c. The setting of appropriate work during periods of cover for unforeseen absence within the department.

English Language Learning in Art / Textiles
6. Contribute to the promotion of English as an Additional Language in the following ways:
a. Awareness of the best practice in EAL with respect to lesson preparation, lesson delivery and differentiation, assessment, marking and reporting.
b. Ensuring that EAL support staff are well used through co-planning, support in lessons, assessment and feedback.
c. Supporting the Head of Learning Support in promoting school-wide goals and strategies in respect of developing students’ English proficiency.

Assessment
7. Be responsible for assessment in the following areas:
a. Ensuring compliance between schemes of work, classroom practice and examined content and skills for external examinations as defined by the relevant syllabuses for externally examined courses within the department.
b. Maintaining a high awareness of new or upcoming changes to externally examined courses including changes to content and/or assessment procedures.
c. Co-ordination of the preparation and marking of internal assessment papers in line with external examination standards.
d. Co-ordination of the preparation and marking of admissions tests and internal assessment papers as required.

Performance Management
8. Be responsible to the Head of Art & Design who will act as Line Manager and who will normally conduct Performance Management.
9. Participate actively and constructively in the School’s performance management process in accordance with the Performance Management policy.
10. Reflect on personal practice and participate in peer Learning Walks and Classroom Observation to ensure the sharing of best practice across the School.

Communication
11. Contribute to excellent communication in the following areas:
a. Regular reporting to parents about the progress of students that explains how students can improve alongside a summary of their achievements.
b. Regular and published faculty meetings (including agenda setting, production and circulation of minutes, implementation of arising action points).
c. Attendance at regular faculty meetings and other meetings as required.

Budget and Resources
12. Contribute to budgeting and resources in the following areas:
a. Ordering books and equipment in accordance with the school budgeting policies and procedures.
b. Ensuring that an up-to-date record is kept of department resources.
c. Ensuring that departmental resources, books and ICT hardware are treated with great care.

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