Queenwood is an internationally-minded girls’ school that offers a contemporary liberal education from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our purpose is to develop in students the intellectual rigour, independence, character and skills to contribute sustainably to the world. Queenwood offers the Higher School Certificate and International Baccalaureate.
The special education teacher will have a strong background and formal qualifications in special education (ideally at Masters level). At Queenwood the needs of students with weaker academic abilities are met by clearly differentiated programs and teaching from classroom teachers in the mainstream classroom. The Learning Mentor is a skilled practitioner in special education who works with the small minority of students whose learning difficulties or disabilities are such that their learning needs cannot be met through classroom differentiation alone. The Learning Mentor will work within whole-school initiatives to improve outcomes for students with special education needs. This will involve intervention with students individually or in small groups, as well as providing advice and assistance to classroom teachers and curriculum leaders in adapting classroom practice and curriculum in all KLAs to the needs of these students. There is a special focus within this role on literacy and numeracy. This is a full time, permanent position, commencing Term 1 2018.
The Learning Mentor is responsible ultimately to the Principal in all aspects of the position and directly to the Head of Specialised Learning. On a day-to-day basis, she/he will work closely with Heads of Department and Senior School classroom teachers.
For a full role description please go to our website: http://www.queenwood.nsw.edu.au/about-queenwood/employment/
Closing date for applications is Friday 24th November at 5pm