Evelyn Scott School / Margaret Hendry School

ACT Gov - Education Directorate

Canberra , ACT


Primary Teacher

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 9 November 2020


The ACT Education Directorate is looking for skilled and innovative primary school educators to help deliver on the Future of Education Strategy

<p><b>Highest paid teachers in the nation – up to $109,641 &#43;11.5% super <br /></b><b>Generous relocation package of $12,000 &#43; dependant’s allowance. <br /></b><b>Come and be part of the Future of Education in the ACT.</b></p><p><b>The ACT Education Directorate is looking for skilled and innovative primary school educators to help deliver on the Future of Education Strategy. </b><br /></p><p> Our two newest schools, <a href="http://www.evelynscottschool.act.edu.au/" rel="nofollow">Evelyn Scott </a>and <a href="http://www.margarethendryschool.act.edu.au/" rel="nofollow">Margaret Hendry</a>, have been opened to support Canberra’s rapidly growing population. The Directorate is now seeking dynamic and responsive professionals to teach and collaborate in these primary schools. </p><p> </p><p>In Canberra’s public schools, learning is personalised and children are empowered to be active participants in their own learning. Children&#39;s interests, strengths, and areas for development are factors which influence learning design. By personalising the learning, children work on learning objectives at their own pace advancing when they have mastered a concept. Personalised learning based on the students’ developmental levels and interests fosters engagement, self-regulation and collaboration while enhancing a child&#39;s overall feelings of success and self-confidence as learners. </p><p> <b>The Future of Education </b></p><p><a href="https://www.education.act.gov.au/our-priorities/future-of-education" rel="nofollow">The Future of Education Strategy</a> is a ten year strategy in place to transform pedagogy and practice to meet the needs of all learners in a changing world. Launched in August 2018, the strategy sets the ACT Government’s long-term vision through a roadmap that outlines how all students in all schools will benefit from an improved education delivery over the next decade. It focuses on: </p><ul><li> Strengthened systems to focus on equity with quality </li><li>Placing students at the centre of their learning </li><li>Empowering teachers, school leaders and other professionals to meet the learning needs of all students </li><li>Building strong communities for learning </li></ul><p><b>Australia’s leading employment conditions for Teachers </b></p><p><a href="https://www.education.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1405750/ACTPS-Education-Directorate-Teaching-Staff-Enterprise-Agreement-2018-2022.pdf" rel="nofollow">The ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022</a> (Teaching Staff EA) means teachers in the ACT will be the highest paid and will have some of the best employment conditions in the country. Our Agreement leads the sector in Australia. It includes: </p><ul><li> Dedicated new educator program with mentoring and professional development supported by reduced contact hours </li><li>Highest wages in Australia and best superannuation benefits in the country </li><li>A reduction in face to face teaching hours to ensure the on-going professional development for teachers and quality learning for students across the ACT </li><li>Agreed class sizes </li><li>Paid employer superannuation contributions on the first 12 months of unpaid birth leave, bonding leave, primary care giver leave, adoption, and permanent care leave </li></ul><p><b>Even more benefits to working with us</b></p><p> With Canberra being one of the fastest growing cities in Australia the ACT needs more teachers now and into the future. This growth presents more opportunities to teachers within our unique Directorate: </p><ul><li> Within the Directorate, you can have a career without needing to move towns every three to five years. </li><li>As a small city we benefit from close connections between all our learning environments </li><li>Support and mentoring for beginning teachers </li><li>Opportunities for professional learning and career development </li><li>Professional learning programs tailored to the differing needs of teachers and school contexts. </li></ul><p><b>Your skills and experience </b></p><p> You have experience or a strong interest in contemporary learning models and modern pedagogies such as play, inquiry, and project-based approaches. You will have taught or have a strong passion to teach in multi-age learning communities that organically provide opportunities to practice problem-solving, interactive and social skills, and critical and creative thinking with peers of differing ages and abilities. </p><p><b> We need you to bring: </b></p><ul><li> Capacity to develop and deliver effective, engaging and differentiated learning programs using the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework (Birth – 8). </li><li>Capacity to work collaboratively as part of a teaching team and the ability to use your initiative </li><li>Consistently model and demonstrate the <a href="https://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/employment-framework/workplace-behaviours/the-respect,-equity-and-diversity-red-framework" rel="nofollow">ACT Government Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework</a> and lead safe work practices that are in accordance with <a href="https://www.education.act.gov.au/our-priorities/strategic-plan" rel="nofollow">Cultural Integrity</a> and the <a href="https://www.education.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policies" rel="nofollow">Directorate’s Work Health and Safety</a> policies, procedures and roles and responsibilities. </li><li>An open mind and a propensity for being a flexible and agile learner </li></ul><p><b>Requirements for employment </b></p><ul><li> A minimum of 4 years full-time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification </li><li>To be eligible for Professional Teacher registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute prior to commencing employment </li><li>Current Working with Vulnerable People registration </li><li>Australian citizenship and/or permanent residency status </li></ul><p>You are invited to apply now even if you are not currently eligible, noting that you must meet all the above requirements before commencing in a teaching position. </p><p><b> Further information</b></p><p> A merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. </p><p> <b>For any questions regarding this recruitment process please contact: </b></p><ul><li> Education HR on 02 6207 3046/ 02 6205 5000 or <a href="http://eduemployment&#64;act.gov.au" rel="nofollow">eduemployment&#64;act.gov.au </a></li></ul><p>For further information about our Directorate and the ACT Public School system visit our website at <a href="http://www.education.act.gov.au/home" rel="nofollow">www.education.act.gov.au/home</a></p><p> <b>How to Apply:</b> Please download the applicant information pack then follow the link to complete the application process here. </p><p> Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position. </p>
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