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LAMDA Teacher – Peri TeacherAcademic · Molo, Nakuru
St Andrew’s, Turi is seeking to appoint a LAMDA Teacher (Whole School) who will work closely with the Prep and Senior Schools to develop student capacity in becoming articulate and confident communicators as we well as to build a collaborative environment where learners listen, enquire, plan as well as respond orally. The teacher will seek to promote a positive culture of discourse and high achievement in various styles of performance.
We aim to appoint a forward-thinking, visionary and inspirational member of staff who would provide the very best to our students. Prior knowledge and experience is important and the person should be an experienced LAMDA teacher.
Person Specification Working at St Andrew’s Turi is an exciting and dynamic experience. We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.
There are some things that are essential to working with us:
- The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos.
- To teach LAMDA lessons to students of a wide range from Prep to Senior School and to prepare them for graded LAMDA examinations.
- The candidate will need to be up to date with the current LAMDA exam syllabus and the most recent LAMDA text anthologies coupled with a broad knowledge of additional paly texts.
- To assess pupil’s skills and needs – liaising with the Head of Drama, Deputy Head, Director of Pastoral Care and other relevant staff regarding creative or pastoral matters as identified within the LAMDA lesson.
- Ensure students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the LAMDA specifications and student’s level.
- To be responsible for arranging a timetable that is suitable for the needs of the pupils and takes into consideration other school commitments. Assistance with timetabling is available from the Assistant Deputy Head Academics and the Directors of Co-Curricula.
- identify clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed.
- maintaining discipline in accordance with the School’s procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour and standards of work
Knowledge and Experience
- A minimum of LAMDA qualifications Level 3. LAMDA qualification Level 7 would be an added advantage
- A relevant teaching qualification
- A proven record of LAMDA exam success as well as a thorough working knowledge of the LAMDA syllabus
- Good understanding of history of theatre and the work of significant practitioners
- Ability to plan lessons, which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest
- Experience of performance skills needed for musical theatre, speaking verse and prose and public speaking
- Experience in play direction and production
- Ability to lead, motivate and train a team and maintain effective working relationships
- Familiarity and experience of teaching to LAMDA’s examination syllabus requirements and an excellent track record of examination results
- Excellent communication skills to enable effective dialogue with colleagues, staff, visitors and students
- A proven record of meeting targets and deadline
- Ability to perform well and remain professional whilst under pressure
- Tactful and discreet, whilst mindful of observing Safeguarding and professional standards
- Committed to contributing towards the School Community.
- Experience of working in small teams
- Experience of arranging events during the School term.
- Flexible, pro-active and adaptable with the ability to work alone and as part of a team
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- Ability to effectively communicate with parents, students of all ages, management, and other staff
- Well developed problem solving skills
- Self motivated and able to work alone without direction
- Adaptable and flexible with working patterns when required
- Evidence of being able to lead, manage and be responsible for initiatives/developments
- Experience of arranging events during school term
- Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the personal development of our students.
- Understanding of the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and commitment to child welfare and safety
- Knowledge of KCSIE and safeguarding requirements
- Knowledge of child protection procedures
Terms and Conditions
This is a Peripatetic Staff position and pay will be depend on the number of students who have enrolled for LAMDA lessons.
- Accommodation: offered for the days that one is working and in the School guest houses
- Meals: these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit.
- Facilities: extensive recreational facilities are open to use by staff and their families. The onsite Phoenix Club, serving a wide range of food and beverages, acts as a wonderful social hub for the staff community and their families throughout the year.
Hours of work and holiday entitlement
The role is part-time Monday to Friday, 35 weeks per annum
St Andrew’s School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew’s School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines and will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.
How To Apply
Please complete and attach the School’s Application Form.
Closing Date for applications: Saturday 4th June, 2022