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Maths and Science Teacher

Woodleigh School is seeking the services of an exceptional Maths and Science Educator to join our expert teaching team. This is a long service leave replacement role, for Terms 3 and 4 2017 only.

Reports to

  • Head of Maths Faculty and Science Faculty
  • Head of Teaching and Learning
  • Deputy Principal - Head of Woodleigh Campus

Load

  • Between 0.5 FTE and 0.75 FTE
  • Teaching Year 11 Biology and Middle School Mathematics and Science

Responsible for

As a member of staff you belong to a learning community with a fundamental commitment to:

  • A positive and respectful relationship between staff and students
  • Restorative practice approaches to conflict resolution
  • Maximising opportunities for learning, growth and development
  • Challenging and extending the traditional learning boundaries
  • Creating learning environments where students feel safe, secure and valued whilst being challenged to define and pursue their own level of excellence
  • Creating learning experiences which are experiential, real and relevant to students lives

As a teacher you are responsible for:

  • Participating in and modelling a strong commitment to student learning
  • Creating a positive learning environment where every student has the opportunity to learn
  • Actively encouraging creative thinking and the taking of intellectual risks
  • Actively encouraging a problem solving approach to learning
  • Provide the structures to support the development of autonomous and independent learners
  • Differentiate the learning through providing a range of learning challenges and experiences which engage both girls and boys with a wide range of learning needs
  • Provide opportunities to reflect on, evaluate, and share learning
  • Use a variety of assessment strategies to monitor student progress and inform future learning
  • Regularly communicate details of student learning progress to the student, their parents and appropriate staff in line with the schools reporting policies
  • Continually refine the delivery of the curriculum, lessons, assignments, and units so as to reflect current educational research and innovation
  • Attending Parent/Teacher nights
  • Participating in the Camps and Activities programs
  • Developing competency with information and communication technologies
  • Having a positive approach to continued learning of new technologies and their adoption
  • Striving for best practice use of technologies in Teaching and Learning
  • Being supportive of the pastoral care – welfare focus of the school – prioritising the mental health of students in your class room by being aware of Purple Pages information and communicating any concerns you may have about a particular student to someone on the student’s welfare team

As a member of the staff team you are responsible for:

  • Sharing your learning with colleagues, and taking an active role in improving the quality of teaching at the School
  • Your ongoing professional growth through the Professional Growth model
  • Being an active participant at a faculty level to ensure the ongoing improvement of the learning culture within the school
  • Attending weekly staff briefings on a Wednesday morning
  • Attending and participating actively in Monday afternoon Teaching and Learning sessions
  • Attending and being an active contributor to faculty learning projects, curriculum planning, implementation and assessment
  • Attending and being an active contributor to Homestead and PD sessions on a Wednesday afternoon

As a member of the Woodleigh learning community you are responsible for:

  • Working in line with the policies and guidelines established by the School and Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT)
  • Being an ambassador for Woodleigh School, articulating its values and participating positively in information sessions and social functions for parents and the broader community

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 17 April.

For position specific enquiries, please contact Christina Brown – Maths Faculty Head at Woodleigh School on 5971 6100, or email cbrown@woodleigh.vic.edu.au.

All applications are to be directed to the Principal, Mr Jonathan Walter.

Email principalsoffice@woodleigh.vic.edu.au

Prepared by:

Jonathan Walter – Principal
Date prepared:
February 2017

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education. It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today. Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes. Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer.