Wenona is seeking a dynamic and passionate Primary educator to inspire our young women through dynamic classroom practice, refined professional knowledge and a commitment to high performance. Wenona is currently investigating becoming a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme and as such all applicants must be committed to transdisciplinary inquiry and complementing inquiry based learning with the explicit teaching of foundational literacy and numeracy skills.
At Wenona we have an obligation to our profession to ensure the highest quality educational outcomes for our students. We foster a love of learning, inquiry and collaboration through our own role modelling of such practices in our work. We expect our teachers to be committed to their own professional development and to want to make a contribution to the broader educational community.
We view classroom teaching as a clinical practice, whereby teachers refine their skills and reflect on their own performance through the annual Wenona Improvement Cycle. This includes observed practice of our teaching by our colleagues and 360-degree feedback for all teachers.
Wenona supports both academic and support staff to develop their expertise through initiatives such as Wenona Teaching Fellowships, Seeding Grants and ongoing outstanding professional learning that develops and supports career development into the future.
Indications that this job is being done successfully would include:
- Outstanding professional practice, including demonstrated capacity to differentiate the curriculum
- A working understanding of the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies syllabi, including the new syllabi that have been implemented since 2014
- A commitment to facilitating outstanding results for all students, particularly ensuring that student literacy and numeracy results are monitored and tracked and that specific strategies are implemented to improve results
- Proven ability to ensure teaching and learning activities reflect contemporary pedagogy, including the ability to integrate an inquiry based approach to teaching and learning
- An ability to plan and implement for authentic assessment that informs teaching and learning
- A commitment to pastoral care and meeting the social and emotional wellbeing needs of young people
- An ongoing commitment to professional learning, including making a contribution to the broader educational community
- An understanding of and commitment to the educational needs of girls and young women
- A commitment to collaborative teaching practices and an ability to contribute to a Junior School team of professional educators
Education and Experience
- Outstanding K-6 Teaching Qualifications
- PYP experience will be highly valued
- Experience in teaching across K-6
- NESA Accreditation
- NSW Working with Children Check
- Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage and communicate with all stakeholders including students, parents and staff
- Ability to be solutions focused and data-driven in all decision making
- Desire to use flexibility and creativity in day-to-day activities
- A sense of humour
Wenona is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.
In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will be required to participate in other areas of the School including playground duties, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and school camps. This role involves the application of discipline and participation in the School’s program for pastoral care. Some of the duties will need to be performed at times outside the normal classroom teaching hours including weekends. These duties will be allocated on an appropriate pro-rata basis.
Applicants should apply below, sending a full curriculum vitae, a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria, copies of qualifications and names of two referees. Please direct any questions or enquiries to Ms Michaela Malicki on (02) 9955 3000.
Wenona School is a child safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all School staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations including child safe standards. Wenona’s Code of Conduct is available on our website. The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the school with a current Working with Children Check.
Closing date: 3pm Friday 26 October 2018