English Teacher (includes VCE English)

English Teacher (includes VCE English/Subject) 

Ruyton Girls School in Victoria


  • Commencing Term 1, 2014
  • Approx 0.7 FTE
  • Maternity Leave Replacement


We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced teacher. Experience teaching English across Years 7 to 11 essential. This includes a requirement to teach VCE English Units 1 and 2.


The successful applicant will be skilled in the development of personalised learning programmes, dynamic, innovative and creative in their approach to teaching, with a passion for their discipline. Highly competent in utilising ICT in the classroom, they will also demonstrate a strong commitment to the education of girls.


In meeting their professional obligations as a teacher the following apply:



  • demonstrates a current and comprehensive knowledge in one’s subject area(s)
  • shows a flexible approach to classroom methodology; use a variety of strategies to deliver the curriculum
  • adapts content to cater for individual differences, to extend and enhance students’ understanding of the curriculum
  • undertakes professional learning
  • provides constructive feedback to the students
  • considers and responds to the special needs of students where necessary
  • provides a caring learning environment
  • incorporates information and communication technology meaningfully into the curriculum
  • explores content in stimulating and inspiring ways
  • plans lessons effectively
  • models effective organisational skills
  • pre-tests to determine students’ prior knowledge
  • establishes clear and challenging expectations for students
  • uses effective classroom management strategies



  • contributes to the collegiality of Ruyton
  • supports the programmes in place and participate in the wider, co-curricular life of the school
  • attends required meetings and school fixtures
  • uses assessment procedures in line with the School’s policy on Assessment and Reporting
  • employs a wide range of teaching and assessment strategies
  • engages in self-evaluation of professional performance
  • monitors student progress and record this accurately and comprehensively
  • reports meaningfully on student performance
  • supports the School’s Philosophy and the promotion and marketing of the School



  • maintains positive and respectful relationships with students and establishes an environment conducive to learning
  • is mindful and informed in relation to the students’ welfare
  • works collaboratively with colleagues
  • communicates effectively with colleagues, parents and students
  • is an exemplar to students in terms of conduct, fairness and personal integrity
  • contributes to a range of school activities and working groups



  • completes required supervisory duties
  • ensures administrative tasks are accurate and up to date
  • fulfils the teacher’s duty of care and other pastoral responsibilities with discretion and confidentiality.


How to apply; 


Applications, including the names of two referees, to be emailed to gumleyg@ruyton.vic.edu.au  

No hard copies please.

Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Glenis Gumley, Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School on gumleyg@ruyton.vic.edu.au  


School Details


Ruyton Girls’ School 
12 Selbourne Road
KEW, VIC (Australia)
Phone: 03 9819 2422
Web: www.ruyton.vic.edu.au 


Close Date: 9am Monday 28 October, 2013


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