Teacher - Individual Learning, Gifted

Teacher - Individual Learning, Gifted

Ruyton Girls’ School


Ruyton Girls’ School is a leading independent school with classes from Kindergarten to Year 12. It has a long tradition of academic success and co-curricular achievement. Ruyton continues to develop innovative programmes to expand the learning experience for girls and is committed to utilising technology in the learning environment. Applicants with appropriate qualifications and experience are invited to apply for this part-time (approx 0.8 FTE) role as Individual Learning Teacher – Gifted for students from Prep to Year 10, commencing Term 1 2014.


The Individual Learning Teacher-Gifted, is responsible to the Director of Individual Learning. The responsibilities of the Individual Learning Teacher-Gifted include:



  • assisting teachers with differentiating the curriculum (content and materials), highly able and gifted students
  • providing both in-class and pull-out support as required
  • observing students in the classroom
  • analysing student work samples
  • assisting teachers in sourcing and developing materials as required
  • ensuring ongoing oversight of students requiring adjusted or modified programmes
  • maintaining accurate records
  • working with extension and enrichment groups across the School
  • maintaining the Learning Strategies intranet site for students
  • overseeing the learning programmes of gifted students



  • identification of highly able and gifted students within the School
  • assessing referred students and developing appropriate strategies
  • organising appropriate external referrals as required in collaboration with the Coordinator of Individual Learning
  • receiving, summarising and distributing information from external and internal assessments
  • forwarding to School Counsellor for summarising, and distributing as relevant, individual student cognitive assessment reports
  • monitoring and analysing NAPLAN, intake and other standardised testing results in conjunction with Individual Learning staff in order to identify individual student’s needs



  • participating in the establishment, co-ordination and documentation of Programme Support Groups for identified students



  • presenting research findings/ learning strategies to staff for the support and development of student learning
  • providing advice on relevant professional learning activities for staff
  • maintaining Staff Resources/Learning Strategies intranet site for teachers
  • Participate in the development and presentation of professional learning in the areas of Gifted and Talented pedagogy to the Ruyton teaching community



  • liaising with Year Level Co-ordinators, Classroom Teachers and Subject Teachers as required
  • attending Year Level meetings to provide information and advice re student learning
  • liaising with other Independent Learning staff in the Junior and Senior Schools
  • organising and/ or liaising with specialist professionals required to meet student needs
  • liaising with parents as required
  • generating meaningful reports/letters to parents and other professionals



  • operates within a Response to Intervention, evidence based construct
  • demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of Special Education practices, and relevant State and Federal Education policies and laws that affect the practice of Special Education
  • demonstrates a knowledge of current pedagogy in the talented and gifted area.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of test materials available in areas of gifted and general ability, literacy and numeracy
  • demonstrate an ability to interpret test results and formulate instructional recommendations relevant to the School
  • shows a flexible approach to classroom methodology - uses a variety of strategies, and subject curricula, in the development and consolidation of literacy skills
  • adapts materials to cater for individual differences, allowing access to the curriculum of relevant subjects
  • demonstrates knowledge of relevant materials/ resources available within and outside School


In meeting his/her professional obligations, a Ruyton teacher:


  • 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
  • generates meaningful reports/letters to parents and other professionals
  • 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 andconfidentiality.


How to apply; 


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

No hard copies please.

Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Margaret Young, Director of Individual Learning,



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 26 August, 2013


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