<p><i>Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is responsible for the leadership of 150 Catholic primary and secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney, which educates more than 70,000 students. Our mission is to know and love Christ through learning and our vision is to foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning. At the heart of all we do are our core values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.
</i></p><p><b><u>INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST</u></b> </p><p>619 Students <br /></p><p>
</p><p><b>Commencement Date:</b> 27th January 2021
</p><p><b>Closing Date:</b> 8th October 2020
</p><ul><li>Are you a self-motivated and innovative educator?
</li><li>Can you provide instructional strategies to influence change in teaching practices?
</li><li>Are you energised by creating experiences that challenge schools, students, teachers and parents?
</li></ul><p>The Instructional Specialist role is a 0.5FTE classroom teacher performing at the level of an exemplary classroom practitioner and a 0.5FTE role within the school, modelling classroom practitioner excellence, improving learning outcomes and bringing about change in the instruction of teachers K-6. The <i>Instructional Specialist</i> is a member of the school leadership team
The <i>Instructional Specialist</i> is required to perform tasks which include but are not limited to: </p><ul><li>
Strong teaching capability proven through meeting all aspects of the proficient teacher in the Australian Professional Standards and operating at the level of a highly accomplished / lead teacher in accordance with the NESA teaching standards (although they may not formally hold this accreditation). </li><li>Demonstrating exemplary teaching practice in their own classroom.
</li><li>Setting standards, building teacher capacity (with extra focus on early career teachers) and supporting school-wide improvement.
</li><li>Supporting and demonstrating high impact teaching strategies (HITS) used by teachers to craft lessons that provide the right amount of support and challenge for every student.
</li><li>Understanding and implementing high quality, evidence-based instruction that meets students' needs within their zone of proximal learning development.</li><li>Developing clear SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based) goals.
</li><li>Coaching, mentoring and modelling excellent teaching practice to peer teachers.
</li><li>Analysing data and trends within the school and identifying areas for growth.
</li><li>Strong capabilities to lead adult learning (including emotional intelligence).
</li><li>Developing future <i>Instructional Specialists</i>. </li></ul><p>Please click on <b>Role Description</b> below to read details of this position.</p><p>Please send your application to <a href="mailto:email@example.com" rel="nofollow">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> </p><p>Applicants should submit a clearly set out electronic single page covering letter and brief curriculum vitae. This document should also include contact details of three referees, including former and current principals.</p><p><i>WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCE </i></p><p><i>
This role is classified as a child-related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to commencement.</i></p>
St Therese Catholic Primary School is the largest Catholic Primary School in Sydney’s inner-city and we operate as a multicultural, multilingual Catholic community. We are guided by the charism of St Therese of Lisieux who stated, "What matters in life is not great deeds but great love." Our staff work collaboratively and cooperatively to produce the best learning outcomes for our students. We are well supported by our parent and parish communities.