Middle Years Teacher
Middle Years Teacher
Carey Baptist Grammar School
Applications are invited from suitably qualified, experienced and motivated professionals for the full-time position of Middle Years Teacher, commencing in 2014.
In Middle School, we recognise the needs of our young adolescents in Years 7, 8 and 9, developing their learning skills and attributes as learners in an engaging and supportive environment. Our Middle School approach revolves around the notions of Challenge and Choice. These are expressed in the most extensive range of subjects and experiences available to young adolescents anywhere. Combined with our ongoing common studies, fully developed Interdisciplinary Units, and our notebook computer program, students enjoy the challenge of learning about the world within and beyond the classroom.
To support student transition to Middle School, Year 7 class teachers are assigned to teach two subjects to their class group. This role involves the discipline combinations of English and Humanities (History and Geography) or Mathematics and Science. The class teacher is integral in ensuring a smooth learning transition into secondary school. Transition to life at Carey is also provided by the House system with its wellbeing focus. Teachers are involved with Houses in a mentor capacity.
Further information about our Middle School program can be found Pathways 2014 -http://pathways.carey.com.au/schools/1?site=aus
Teacher Position Description
Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in their teaching, together with high level skills in the use of technology in the teaching and learning process. The successful applicant must be fully committed to the aims and ethos of a Christian co-educational international school, and be prepared to participate in its co-curricular program.
Teachers at Carey are professional people and this is reflected in their teaching and in their relationships with students, parents and other staff members.
Carey teachers create a learning environment that stimulates interest and purposeful learning in which the dignity of each individual is respected. The physical learning environment can facilitate student interest in learning and takes into account the nature of the learning tasks. Classroom management strategies take into account the age range of students and lead to purposeful learning by students in the class.
Within the stated curriculum, Carey teachers develop a clear and comprehensive course of instruction that is congruent with course objectives.
Carey teachers use a variety of teaching techniques which suit the course objectives and the students’ developmental levels and which encourage students to think, to solve problems and to learn independently. They;
- develop challenging learning activities
- actively engage students in the learning process
- make use of the wide variety of teaching resources (including technology) available in the School and community
- use a variety of ways of grouping students to take into account the desired learning and social outcomes.
Assessment and Evaluation
Using a range of assessment and evaluation techniques, Carey teachers regularly assess student progress to give students feedback on their learning and to plan future learning activities. Assessment information is also used to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching program and the suitability of the course content and materials. Students are given information on what will be assessed and the methods to be used. Carey teachers;
- diagnose and make provision for learner needs, conferring with specialist staff in the School if necessary
- monitor student progress in a variety of ways
- keep comprehensive records of each student’s progress
- communicate with students to assist them in self assessment of their learning
- communicate with students and parents as requested and by writing reports which clearly reflect the student’s approach to learning, performance on a range of assessment tasks, strengths and weaknesses and recommended courses of action.
Carey teachers communicate with students, parents and their teaching and non-teaching colleagues in a clear, respectful and professional way, thus providing a role model which assists in every student’s development. They;
- communicate clearly and appropriately
- establish rapport with students
- motivate students
- accommodate individual differences in learning rates and styles
- encourage student participation in all aspects of the learning process
- maintain professional confidentiality on information about students while sharing relevant information with their teaching colleagues
- establish effective and cooperative working relationships with teaching and non-teaching colleagues and work as a member of a team.
Carey teachers keep abreast of developments in curriculum and teaching techniques in the areas of their teaching responsibility as well as current developments in educational research and thinking. They contribute to the professional development of other staff members within the School by sharing knowledge, ideas and resources. They acknowledge the role they play in parent education and in keeping the community informed of developments in their profession.
General School Expectations
Carey teachers are fully committed to the aims and ethos of this Christian coeducational International Independent school, and are fully prepared to participate in its co-curricular program. They;
- attend whole of School staff meetings, section of School staff meetings, and other meetings as scheduled
- attend all timetabled lessons on time
- carry out extra duties as required
- assume pastoral care responsibilities as appropriate
- take an active interest in the activities of the School
- carry out administrative requirements
- demonstrate support of School rules in all dealings with students
- attend parent teacher interviews
- attend Speech Night and other designated significant School activities
- attend Chapel services in the section of the School to which they are assigned, as required
- attend School outdoor education or other curriculum based camps.
How to apply;
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department, on 03 9816 1356.
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Carey Baptist Grammar School
349 Barkers Road, Kew 3101
Reception: (03) 9816 1222
Close Date: 23rd August 2013