Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH648777
Tuart Forest Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Teachers (Kindergarten to Year 6) for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise from Term 4, 2020 and up to the end of the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within this period.
Suitable applicants will be self-motivated, innovative, and display a growth mindset. They will also be prepared to actively engage in weekly meetings around whole school, phase planning and curriculum development with a purpose to raise student performance standards. Applicants will need to exhibit a high level of collaborative practice to enable effective participation and engagement within the school. Teacher observations form part of this work. Level 3 and Senior Teachers are encouraged to apply.
Experience and or a willingness to engage in the following areas would be highly desirable:
- The use of a consistent textbook in mathematics
- Explicit Instruction Lesson Design
- Formative assessment using full participation classrooms (no hands up)
- Understanding of cognitive science, engagement norms and daily review/warm ups
- Talk for Writing from years K to 4 and The Writing Revolution
Tuart Forest PS is an Independent Public School located in Dalyellup near Bunbury. It is a modern, state of the art facility which opened in 2013 for students in Kindergarten to Year 6. Our current student enrolment is at 480 students.
Tuart Forest PS is a school where children are at the forefront of everything we do. We value the whole child and believe children have a voice that should be heard. We believe in the importance of addressing both the academic needs and social emotional well-being of our students.
In 2019, Tuart Forest PS developed a partnership with Dalyellup College and The Fogarty Foundation. This has resulted in a clear plan for improvement. Teacher professional learning is an important part of our plan and we have committed to High Impact Instruction in order to develop the skills and knowledge required to improve student learning at our school. Teachers with a skill set around explicit direct instruction are encouraged to apply, as are teachers with a strong commitment to developing this skill set.
At Tuart Forest we believe in the importance of consistency. All staff wear our uniform to work and all staff engage with agreed programs and methodology. Our school timetable looks a little different to many schools, so a degree of open mindedness and flexibility will be beneficial. All students from Year 3 to 6 have their own school provided Chromebook, so experience in using these devices would be advantageous. More importantly is the willingness to engage in learning how to implement ICT into the curriculum.
Tuart Forest has a Community Garden located on site. Students visit the garden regularly as part of our playtime activities that run every day. The school also has a high number of students who are supported in their learning, therefore experience in working with education assistants and curriculum differentiation would be highly advantageous.
Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- Professional knowledge;
- Professional practice; and
- Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Tuart Forest Primary School can be found by visiting www.tuartforestps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Brian Johnson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dalyellup, by telephoning (08) 9795 1525 or emailing Brian.Johnson@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 8 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.