KS3 Music Tecaher

  • Salary: £25 – £30 per hour dependant on experince
  • Posted: 18 Feb 2020
  • Closing date: 18 Mar 2020
  • Job level: Graduate
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Education level: Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

We are looking to recruit a part time music teacher, to teach predominantly KS3 students, but also to get involved with provision of music and drama in the wider student community.

We are looking for the right candidate to join the music department as soon as possible, and whilst experience in teaching may be an advantage, but neither this nor a formal teaching qualification is required.

What is required is for the ideal candidate to be energetic and have a range of musical experiences, that can help create a stimulating environment for all students to learn and acquire new music skills and understanding.

The role is currently part time (Monday and Friday between 0830hrs -1645hrs), but the hours of work might increase in the next academic year.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

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Residential House Tutor

  • Salary: Between £18,500 and £19,500 dependant on experince
  • Posted: 18 Feb 2020
  • Closing date: 18 Mar 2020
  • Job level: Graduate
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Education level: Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Residential House tutors are responsible for the welfare and care of boarders within the school community; encompassing personal, emotional & social wellbeing. Our Residential House Tutors are expected to provide a stimulating, orderly, family atmosphere where the students feel safe, happy & enabled to learn best in accordance with the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Boarding Schools, the Independent Schools Standards and Regulations (ISSR) and the aims and ethos along with boarding principles and practices of Buckswood School. Residential House Tutors will deliver a wide range of stimulating activities for boarders in order for them to achieve their potential.

Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the individual circumstances, needs, strengths and weaknesses of each student are identified and known by staff as needed, so that individual opportunities, talents and potential are developed and maximised.
  • To ensure that students understand the aims and objectives of boarding in the residence, and the principles on which community life in the residence is based; to cultivate a strong residence ethos encompassing “belonging”, relationships and achievement; to ensure that the boarding residence is running in accordance with the School’s stated routines.
  • To develop and manage the Prefect(s) within the residence, so that they can play their part in carrying out effectively the tasks expected of them.
  • To be aware of the implications of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools for welfare and pastoral care in the House.
  • To liaise with the School’s Health Service to ensure that pupils’ medical requirements are properly catered for; to encourage students to adopt a healthy life style.
  • To monitor tidiness of student rooms on a daily basis e.g. ensuring beds are properly made and litter etc. is in bins.
  • To liaise with the Facilities Manager, Domestic Staff and Matron to ensure that the House is cleaned and that students’ belongings have been laundered; to ensure that pupils treat the belongings of others, and the fabric and furnishings of the House, with respect.
  • To oversee Health and Safety standards and requirements within the residence.
  • To develop in the students, a collective responsibility to be aware of the difficulties or problems of others, and to offer such support and help for each other as is appropriate both individually and through the Wellbeing HUB.
  • To be aware of the academic strengths and weaknesses of pupils; to liaise with academic staff to ensure that relevant background circumstances of pupils are known and discussed; to ensure that the conditions and supervision in evening prep are conducive to effective academic progress.
  • To use every opportunity to cultivate contact and communicate with parents/guardians, to ensure that they are fully informed about their child’s progress and welfare; to ensure that family incidents and problems are brought to the attention on of those who need to know.
  • To keep suitable records of student progress, welfare, health, emotional problems, achievements and misconduct; to provide such reports and feedback as required.
  • To counsel students, at a time and place which is conducive to good communication concerning any emotional, academic, social or behavioural problems they may have; to liaise with fellow resident tutors as well as the Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care and Lead resident tutor or School Counsellor if appropriate; to inform the appropriate senior colleague if any referral to outside agencies is required; to fulfil the requirements of the School’s policy on child protection.
  • To support the School’s disciplinary policy and, by encouragement and reward and by a clearly understood and fair system of sanctions, foster an acceptance of the code of conduct of the School; to inform the Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care of any significant breaches of School Rules and complete associated administration accordingly.
  • To effectively manage, develop and evaluate scheduled extra-curricular activities and Big Events; encourage student participation and personal development outside of the classroom particularly at the weekends.
  • To be responsible for all passports and travel documentation belonging to the pupils being taken to the Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care to be collected and stored according to school procedures.
  • To be responsible for securing the residence when on duty.
  • To be resident in the house accommodation provided by the school during term time, in accordance with the terms of your contract.
  • To ensure that all areas have been left tidy and in good order before leaving for any holiday.
  • To assist in appropriate pupil induction as directed by the Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care.
  • To deal with emergencies of any kind, including escorting pupils to hospital if required.
  • To deliver age and gender appropriate PSHE material in accordance with the school’s PSHE curriculum.
  • To perform any other key task which the Principals or Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care may reasonably assign.
  • To ensure that when on campus, whether on or off duty, that you are fit to respond and are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • To complete weekly House administration and attend the weekly boarding meeting, bringing all matters of discipline to the attention of other staff at these meetings.
  • To be familiar with the School’s policies and procedures for child protection, countering bullying, substance misuse and health and safety and ensure the appropriate response needed in these areas is completed.
  • To implement the School’s systems of registration and leave, so that the whereabouts of students is recorded both during the week and at weekends as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the development of an attitude of care for the physical facilities of the residence among the students; to refer maintenance requests to the Facilities Manager in order to keep the residential environment in a good condition and to follow up these requests; to complete all Health and Safety Logs as required; to ensure the annual risk assessment of the building has been consulted; to audit the state of the building at regular intervals so that damage may be charged to the appropriate student, or to those groups who have used the residence during the holiday.
  • To complete training courses both internally and externally in order to develop necessary skills and those appropriate to the role.
  • To set individual goals and targets as necessitated by the School’s systems of appraisal and review.
  • To liaise with parents/guardians and travel secretary to ensure that departure and return travel information is collated and authorised.
  • To complete risk assessments for extra-curricular activities and off-campus trips and have these authorised by the Health and Safety Officer.
  • To liaise with the transport department to ensure that all transport requirements are pre-booked.
  • To meet regularly with students in residence and oversee any council meetings to discuss any issues concerning the residence.
  • To maintain administration files detailing procedures and routines.
  • To maintain individual student files including, as appropriate welfare plans/individual education plans
  • To ensure that any handover log books, discipline, medication, sanctions and other records are kept up to date.
  • To maintain records of communication/contacts with parents and/or guardians. Significant issues must be brought the attention of the principals and/or the deputy principal of pastoral care.
  • To work with the PR department, admissions department, Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care and Principals to promote boarding at Buckswood. This includes being involved in marketing the school at specific events and at other times when prospective parents are visiting and want to see the boarding provision.
  • To assist in appropriate student induction as instructed by the Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care.

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