(Job Ref#A119-23-24) Teacher – Music / Cover (Primary School)

Date Posted: Friday 17 May 2024

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 06/06/2024 12:00am




Owned and operated by the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands


Cayman Prep and High School is a private, co-educational Christian school with over 1,000 students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 13 and offers a British-based international curriculum leading to IGCSE and A-level qualifications. The school is renowned for providing a stimulating learning environment in which our students become critical, creative thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners. This is evident in our consistent record of outstanding academic achievements, pastoral care, and wide range of extra-curricular activities.


We are looking for enthusiastic, positive, and forward-thinking individuals to join our supportive, collaborative community. We are focused on child-centered excellent education and learning for all and invite your application to be a part our high-performing team at the Primary School site in August 2024 for the following position:


Teacher – Music / Cover Teacher (KG, Key Stage 1 and 2)                 (Job Ref# A119-23-24)

The successful candidate will be in a team of 2 staff and will be jointly responsible for teaching music throughout the Primary School from Kindergarten (Foundation Stage) to Key Stages 1 & 2. The successful candidate will support the Music lead and will be responsible for assisting with the organisation of rehearsals within the school’s busy music department and clubs, including choirs, bands, recorder groups and string ensembles. They will be expected to accompany assemblies, school concerts, and special musical and drama performances and collaborate with the music lead, senior and middle leaders and class teachers to produce these events to a very high standard, so candidates must possess keyboard skills (piano) of a high level. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to provide regular teaching cover and cover for teachers who are absent. As a cover teacher, you will be responsible for delivering pre-planned lessons across a variety of different Key Stages and subjects.


In addition to the responsibilities listed for the position above the duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Teach the prescribed curriculum to assigned students, according to individual educational needs.
  • Prepare long, medium- and short-term plans for all subjects taught, in collaboration with parallel class teachers, subject heads and learning support staff.
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities in order to support, meet and challenge the needs of all learners.
  • Assess students’ work promptly, in accordance with school policies.
  • Maintain accurate records of students’ progress and attainment, using assessment data to inform instruction.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Create and maintain a stimulating and supportive learning environment.
  • Participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.


Qualifications, experience and skills required for the position listed above are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in music from a recognised institution, together with an internationally recognised teaching certificate, such as a PGCE, a Bachelor of Education or H.Dip.Ed.
  • Minimum of three years’ current experience teaching a British-based curriculum.
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of teaching the English National Curriculum 2014 is essential.
  • Outstanding classroom practitioner, passionate about facilitating student learning skills with creative and innovative ideas.
  • Experience and skills in providing differentiated learning opportunities to support, meet and challenge the needs of all learners is essential.
  • Fully proficient in using Management Information Systems and Microsoft Office products, especially MS Word and Excel.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be organised, ensuring all record keeping is up to date.
  • Prior experience in a multicultural international school environment is an advantage.
  • Candidates will be expected to fully adhere to and support the Christian ethos of the school.


Salary range for the position listed above is CI$49,700.00 – CI$68,500.00 per annum commensurate with experience based on the school’s point salary scale.  Benefits include:


  • Generous medical insurance plan – medical premium cost paid for employee at 100%
  • Contribution to a pension plan
  • Exceptional monetary relocation allowance on arrival
  • Return Airfare on initial relocation
  • Annual travel allowance
  • Discounted school fees: first child 100% and 50% for up to 2 additional dependent children
  • Tax free salary
  • Generous school holidays
  • Continued Professional Development Opportunities throughout the School Year


Cayman Prep and High School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people and expect the same commitment from all our employees. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment and three satisfactory employment references.


Further information about the school can be viewed on the school website:


APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF SUBMITTED ON THE RELEVANT SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM (available on the website) and forwarded along with a covering letter and CV to:

Sacha Strand, Primary School Principal

Cayman Prep and High School

PO Box 10013

Grand Cayman KY1-1001




Deadline for receipt of applications:  Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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