English Teacher

Wenona (see more jobs from this school)

NORTH SYDNEY, NSW


Secondary Teacher

Teaching Subject: English

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 24 September 2020


Wenona is seeking a dynamic and passionate English teacher to join our outstanding English faculty.

<p>(Permanent, Full-Time)</p><p>Wenona is seeking a dynamic and passionate English teacher to join our outstanding English faculty and to inspire our young women through dynamic classroom practice, refined professional knowledge and a commitment to high performance.<br /></p><p>At Wenona, we have an obligation to our profession to ensure the highest quality educational outcomes for our students. We foster a love of learning, inquiry and collaboration through our own role modelling of such practices in our work. We expect our teachers to be committed to their own professional development and to want to make a contribution to the broader educational community.<br /></p><p>We view classroom teaching as a clinical practice, whereby teachers refine their skills and reflect on their own performance through the annual Wenona Improvement Cycle. This includes observed practice of our teaching by our colleagues and 360-degree feedback for all teachers.<br /></p><p>Wenona supports both academic and professional services staff to develop their expertise through initiatives such as Wenona Teaching Fellowships, Seeding Grants and ongoing outstanding professional learning that develops and supports career development into the future.<br /></p><p>This is a permanent, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021.<br /></p><h4>Key priorities</h4><ul><li>Experience in classroom teaching or working as an English teacher in a comprehensive school setting</li><li>Ability to teach and aspire to the standards articulated in the Wenona Effective Teaching Cycle</li><li>Understanding of contemporary teaching and learning pedagogies</li><li>A commitment to Pastoral Care and meeting the social and emotional wellbeing needs of students</li><li>An ongoing commitment to professional learning, including making a contribution to the broader education community</li><li>Outstanding experience in teaching Stage 6 English</li><li>HSC marking experience</li><li>An understanding of and commitment to the educational needs of young women</li><li>A commitment to collaborative teaching practices and an ability to contribute to a team and faculty of professional educators</li><li>A willingness to contribute to the broader life of the school community</li><li>An ability to use ICT to facilitate and enrich student learning and engagement beyond the classroom</li><li>Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively across a broad range of audiences</li></ul><p>Wenona School seeks to provide a child safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of our students, and our School staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations. Wenona’s Child Safe policies and practices and our Staff Code of Conduct are available on our website.<br /></p><h4>Education and Experience </h4><ul><li>Outstanding 7-12 Teaching Qualifications.</li><li>Experience in teaching across 7-12 including Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2 English</li><li>NESA Accreditation</li><li>NSW Working with Children Check</li></ul><h4>Personal Attributes</h4><ul><li>Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage and communicate with all stakeholders including students, parents and staff</li><li>Ability to be solutions focused and data-driven in all decision making</li><li>Desire to use flexibility and creativity in day-to-day activities</li><li>A sense of humour</li></ul><p>Wenona is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.<br /></p><h4>Other duties</h4><p>In addition to your teaching duties, you will be required to participate in other areas of the School including playground duties, Pastoral Care, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and school camps. Some of the duties will need to be performed at times outside the normal classroom teaching hours including weekends. These duties will be allocated on an appropriate pro-rata basis.<br /></p><h4>Application process</h4><p>Applicants should apply below, sending full curriculum vitae, a cover letter, copies of qualifications and names of two referees. Applications should be addressed to Wenona Principal, Dr Briony Scott.<br /></p><p>Wenona School is a child safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all School staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations including child safe standards. Wenona’s Code of Conduct is available on our website. The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the school with a current Working with Children Check. (http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-With-Children-Check/New-Working-with-Children-Check)<br /></p><p>Wenona does not provide onsite car parking, however we are conveniently located near public transport in North Sydney.<br /></p><h4>Closing date</h4><p>3pm Thursday 24 September 2020<br /></p>
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