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  • Posted: Jan 21, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
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  • A leading independent school in Kenya offering an outstanding educational experience to children aged between 2 and 13 years. B - To provide a Broad and Balanced educational experience that will ensure the development of the whole child. A - To encourage an Ambition to excel - in all areas of school life. N - To create a Nurturing environment so tha...
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    Teacher of Design Technology

    Job Summary

    To undertake the teaching of Design Technology at The Banda School. To promote genuine interest and enthusiasm, and to allow all pupils to realise their learning potential within the subject

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    Responsibilities

    Main Duties:

    • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for allpupils in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
    • To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the school
    • To maintain and use assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and toparents and carers, in accordance with school policy.

    Responsibilities:

    • To plan work for each class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in cooperation with Heads of Department, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad,balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to the age group being taught.
    • To liaise with the Head of Department and other members of the department concerningcurriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods etc. to provide continuity and uniformitywithin the department.
    • To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
    • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils in yourclass – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
    • To evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teachingstrategies.
    • To make appropriate educational provision for pupils with learning difficulties and for thosechildren with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.
    • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standardsof organisation and discipline.
    • To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for pupils.
    • To liaise with parents concerning pupils’ progress and attend Parents' Meetings to discussthe progress of pupils.
    • To write detailed reports on each pupil when required.
    • To perform duties, as requested by the Headmistress, for supervising the pupils outside theclassroom e.g. Lunch/break.
    • To cover for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and to provide coverwork for colleagues when absent from school.
    • To provide the Director of Teaching and Learning/Head of Department with detailedschemes of work and weekly planning and evaluation outlines.
    • To attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours, whenrequired.
    • To run a Co-Curricular Programme activity once a week and assist in extra-curricularevents when required.
    • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
    • To maintain professional levels of conduct and uphold the School’s dress code.
    • Involvement in running extra-curricular Design Technology sessions may be required thatcould mean working outside normal working hours.
    • In addition to the above, a Subject Teacher in the Upper School may also be a Form Tutor in charge of a class and be required to perform all of the associated duties.

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    Co-ordinator of Co-curricular Activities and Trips

    Job Summary

    To take responsibility for the organisation and oversight of the School’s Co-Curricular Programme (Extras and CCP) and school trips programme in the school, ensuring that activities and trips offer educational value and variation from year to year to inspire learning outside of the classroom. Co-ordination will include the organisation of the Extras timetable, the booking of transport, ensuring comprehensive risk assessments are carried out and that all trips and activities meet the requirements of the School’s policy on safeguarding our pupils. The Co-Ordinator of Co-Curricular Activities will be expected to teach, but on a reduced timetable.

    Responsibilities

    Extra-Curricular Activities:

    • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health andsafety, both on school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere.
    • Source and timetable extra-curricular activities for all year groups includingPegasus Early Years. This will include lunchtime and after-school clubs.
    • Communicate with and oversee the extras providers, ensuring they fulfil therequirements of the School when providing extra activities, that they undergo ChildProtection training and meet all safeguarding requirements.
    • Create and evaluate the Co-Curricular Programme (CCP) which takes place on aFriday afternoon. Create a timetable and ensure its smooth running.
    • Organise and oversee a comprehensive co-curricular Post Common EntranceProgramme for the Year 8 pupils.
    • Oversee the provision of relevant information for the pupils, parents and staff.
    • Liaise with the Deputy Head to ensure a co-ordinated, streamlined approach for thepupils and staff.
    • Work with colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team to co-ordinate Schoolevents and activities throughout the year.
    • Ensure all staff are making a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.
    • Ensure timetabling is effective and that communication is clear between all areas ofthe school.
    • Liaise with the Director of Development and Communications to ensure that theschool celebrates its many successes in the co-curricular area of school life.

    Trips:

    • Liaise with the Head of the Lower School and Pegasus Early Years and all UpperSchool teachers to work out a proposed trips calendar for the academic year ahead.
    • Be available to all teachers and potential trip organisers to help plan and preparetrips where necessary and to provide leadership and give advice and assistance tomembers of staff who seek it when planning a trip.
    • Ensure that trips are planned to link to the syllabus being taught and provideeducational value.
    • Control and monitor a budget as advised by the Finance Department.
    • Ensure that all children have equal opportunity to attend the trips available.
    • Ensure that each trip has an adequate risk assessment carried out andthat sufficient consideration has been made to the safeguarding of all pupils.
    • Update and agree the Risk Assessment Policy with The Headmistress.
    • Evaluate each trip with relevant organisers to discover successes and weaknessesfor future trips.
    • Ensure that parents are given detailed information about each trip, and oversee theorganisation on the School’s management system (School’s Buddy) – to include;location, accommodation, objective of trip, cost, equipment and kit list needed, andcontact details of members of staff on the trip.
    • Provide pre and post trip resources as well as field trip resources to ensuremaximum learning from the trip.
    • Liaise with the school nurse and Administration Department to ensure all pupils arecovered with insurance and evacuation cover for all trips.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • To plan work for each class in accordance with national and curriculum policies andin co-operation with Heads of Department, to ensure that the pupils experience abroad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to the age groupbeing taught.
    • To liaise with the Head of Department and other members of the departmentconcerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods etc. to providecontinuity and uniformity within the department.
    • To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
    • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils inyour class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/hercapability.
    • To evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teachingstrategies.
    • To make appropriate educational provision for pupils with learning difficulties andfor those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning SupportDepartment.
    • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the higheststandards of organisation and discipline.
    • To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for pupils.
    • To liaise with parents concerning pupils’ progress and attend Parents' Meetings todiscuss the progress of pupils.
    • To write detailed reports on each pupil when required.
    • To perform duties, as requested by the Headmistress, for supervising the pupilsoutside the classroom e.g. Lunch/break.
    • To cover for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and to providecover work for colleagues when absent from school.
    • To provide the Director of Teaching and Learning/Head of Department with detailedschemes of work and weekly planning and evaluation outlines.
    • To attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after schoolhours, when required.
    • To run a Co-Curricular Programme activity once a week and assist in extracurricular events when required.
    • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
    • To maintain professional levels of conduct and uphold the School’s dress code.
    • Involvement in running extra-curricular Design Technology sessions may berequired that could mean working outside normal working hours.
    • In addition to the above, a Subject Teacher in the Upper School may also be aForm Tutor in charge of a class and be required to perform all of the associated duties.

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    Director of Music

    Job Summary

    The Director of Music will be responsible for overseeing all Music and musical activities throughout the school. This will include the management of a department of teachers and peripatetic teachers and the post holder will be accountable to the Head. The Director of Music will work closely with all department members.

    Responsibilities

    • Have a clear strategy for the development of musical excellence and to develop engagementin pupils
    • Develop and encourage participation in music at all levels
    • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behaviour and care of instruments
    • Oversee departmental orders in line with the music budget
    • Organise and lead regular departmental meetings, the minutes of which should be kept andcirculated
    • Oversee, in liaison with the Head, the management, performance and recruitment of externalperipatetic teachers
    • Oversee written reports from the peripatetic music teachers twice a year
    • Ensure that the school’s music equipment is organised, stored, maintained and replacedwhere appropriate
    • Review and update all departmental documentation and the handbook
    • Ensure new teachers/peripatetic teachers have appropriate induction
    • Plan and deliver high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work for thedepartment
    • Work proactively to develop positive home/school relations, responding swiftly andprofessionally to parental queries and concerns, involving the SLT when necessary
    • Teaching Music throughout the school as required Identify clear learning objectives and specify how they will be taught and assessed
    • Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet highexpectations
    • Evaluate own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
    • Organise and confirm all musical events and concerts/recitals
    • Draw up annual and termly calendar events and communicate these to the Head
    • Ensure all teachers in the department are fully aware of their commitment and responsibility
    • Attend termly inter-school meetings, INSETS and Heads of Department meetings
    • Liaise with department members concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods,record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in the departmentCommunicate with staff and with parents concerning pupils' progress and attend Parents’Meetings when required
    • Co-ordinate before and after school musical activities and individual peripatetic lessons
    • With the Head of Music and Head of Performing Arts, organise various musical Inter Houseevents
    • Co-ordinate the hiring of musical instruments
    • Liaise with the Director Co-Curricular and the Finance Department on co-curricular musicalactivities and transport required for events
    • As appropriate, be prepared to teach a small number of one-to-one instrumental and/or musictheory lessons
    • Assess and monitor pupils’ work and progress
    • Writing a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms and submitting schemesof work, planning and record keeping when required
    • Develop and lead the delivery of a suitable Music curriculum for Nursery through to Year 8.
    • Undertake administrative and organisational tasks related to the post
    • Ensure the provision of a suitable number of ensembles
    • Be involved in the School’s annual musical production
    • Suitably prepare music scholars

    Wider responsibilities:

    • Perform duties, as requested by the Head, for supervising the pupils outside the classroome.g. Lunch/break etc.
    • ‘Cover’ for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and providing a cover sheetfor colleagues if unable to attend school
    • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
    • Oversee attractive music displays on designated boards around the school when required.
    • To attend weekly Staff Meetings, INSETs, whole school meetings and any other meetings thatmay require attendance
    • Attend after school events where necessary
    • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguarding their health and safety bothon school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere
    • Keep up to date with curriculum developments and professional practice
    • Maintain high personal standards of appearance and behaviour and being punctual andconfidential at all times
    • Attend assemblies and school functions when required

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    Head of Geography

    Job Summary

    To undertake the teaching of Geography at The Banda School and lead the department forwards with new initiatives and ideas, taking responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all pupils in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies

    Responsibilities

    Curriculum

    • To continually review and update the current syllabus in the subject.
    • To keep up to date with current thinking and developments in the subject, especiallyScholarship, Common Entrance and National Curriculum requirements.
    • To deliver a Scholarship Programme for those pupils sitting Scholarship papers tosecondary schools if required.
    • Advise and oversee planning within the department through collaborative discussion.
    • To ensure that the use of iPads in the department is effective and is enhancing children’slearning.
    • Attend Curriculum Meetings as organised by the IAPS network of schools, and be preparedto host such meetings.
    • To set examination papers which are appropriate to the material covered, for Years 5-8.

    Liaison

    • To liaise with the Head of the Lower School and Pegasus Early Years and the Heads ofKey Stages 1 & 2 in order to be aware of the teaching of Geography throughout theschool.
    • To advise the SLT on teaching allocations within the department.
    • Communicate with the Learning Support department regarding Geography specific needsof pupils.
    • Attend Heads of Department Meetings and hold regular departmental meetings and passon the minutes to the Director of Teaching and Learning.
    • To participate in meetings with parents and colleagues at school which relate to theadministration, organisation and curriculum of the department.
    • To organise regular trips to support learning and ensure continued enthusiasm for thesubject throughout the school.

    Leadership

    • To carry out regular observations of colleagues in the department and give constructivefeedback.
    • To carry out regular work scrutiny of Geography throughout the school.
    • Provide leadership and give advice and assistance to all teachers of Geography throughoutthe school.
    • To be responsible for coordinating display work as required, ensuring that it meets a highstandard and is changed at regular intervals.

    Facilities and resources

    • Control and monitor a budget as advised by the Finance Department and ensure that thebudget is spent effectively on resourcing the department.
    • To be responsible for the rooms and equipment as allocated to the department.

    Information and reporting

    • To continually review the department’s strengths and weaknesses through DepartmentDevelopment Plans, meetings and Department Reviews.
    • To ensure that the Departmental Handbook is kept up to date.
    • To monitor, moderate, record and report on the development, progress and attainment ofpupils as required.
    • To ensure the maintenance of high standards of marking, progress and achievementthrough regular work scrutiny.
    • To take responsibility for contributions from the Geography Department to the schoolwebsite and The Banda Log (school magazine).
    • To undertake any other administrative duties in respect of your employment as required by the Headmistress.

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    Teacher of Early Years

    Job Summary

    The post holder will report to the Head of Early Years and will be accountable to the Headmistress

    Responsibilities

    Main Duties:

    • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for allchildren in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
    • To maintain assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and to parents andcarers, in accordance with school policy.
    • To manage your Class Assistant within the classroom.

    Accountabilities:

    • To plan work for the class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in cooperation with Heads of Department to ensure that the children experience a broad,balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to their age.
    • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the children in yourclass – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
    • To make appropriate educational provision for children with learning difficulties and forthose children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.
    • Where possible, to make sure that the majority of children’s work is closely linked to firsthand practical experience in line with the EYFS/DfE guidance.
    • To provide children with opportunities to manage their own learning and becomeindependent thinkers.
    • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standardsof organisation and discipline.
    • To maintain a high standard of display, both in the classroom and in other areas of theschool.
    • To arrange for resources, equipment and materials to be available in such a way that theyare properly cared for, easily accessible and will encourage the children to become moreresponsible for their own learning.
    • To work closely with colleagues and to provide short and medium term plans and to fullyimplement the agreed schemes of work.
    • To assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to parents.
    • To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about children’s progress andattainment.
    • To ensure that the school’s aims and objectives in relation to the curriculum, equalopportunities and discipline are promoted in every day classroom organisation andpractice.
    • To be committed to the school’s continuing professional development programme.
    • To undertake required duties and attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, duringand after school hours when required.
    • To assist, where necessary, in extra-curricular sporting, dramatic and musical events andactivities.
    • To take reasonable care of school equipment, both on and off school premises.
    • To organise and take pupils on field trips in a safe and secure manner, in accordance withschool policies.
    • To liaise with colleagues from Key Stage 1, the Upper School and Learning SupportDepartment.
    • To ensure confidentiality concerning pupils, parents, colleagues and school business.
    • To maintain professional levels of conduct and adhere to the School’s Code of Conduct forstaff.

    Method of Application

    All applications should reach the Headmistress by Friday 7th February latest.

    A completed Application Form and Covering Letter should be sent to [email protected]

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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