Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH842660
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Byford Secondary College (SC) is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and dedicated Health & Physical Education teacher, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
The successful applicant for this position should be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. We are seeking a like-minded teacher who has a passion for teaching secondary students and a desire to impart their skills and knowledge across our college.
The successful applicant should be an active contributor to the Health & Physical Education learning area; they should be reflective in their practice to support professional growth and improve educational outcomes for students. You will ideally possess a sound understanding of the Health & Physical Education curriculum and senior school Science courses. Any qualifications or experience in Outdoor Education will be highly regarded.
The ability to differentiate curriculum and implement innovative approaches to improve outcomes for both high and low achieving students is a key element to this position. You should build positive relationships with your students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students, and utilise evidence based decision making skills within your practice. Knowledge and the ability to use high impact learning strategies to successfully engage students will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant will engage in ongoing self-reflection and assess the effectiveness of teaching practice to create an environment conducive to learning and provide educational opportunities, which provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs.
Byford SC is a newer school in Perth’s southern suburbs. We have first class facilities to support high quality teaching and learning programs in our college. Located approximately 30 kilometres from the Perth CBD, our College caters for 1500 students in Years 7 through to 12 students. We offer a unique setting to many other metropolitan schools, with a blend of urban and rural students; this creates a vibrant mix of students and staff within the college community.
At Byford SC, we work together to provide effective learning experiences where we all grow, and students are prepared for a successful life beyond school. Our college’s moral purpose underpins everything we do, and as such, our teaching and allied professionals report a high level of engagement and satisfaction in working at Byford SC.
Staff are supported both personally and professionally, with a keen focus on work-life balance. Targeted support is available for staff across all career stages, from graduate mentoring, classroom observations, instructional coaching and aspirant leadership development programs. Our school’s planning and improvement is based on the Fogarty Edvance program, which is supported and promoted by all leaders across our college.
Our school motto, Aspire to Excellence, clearly articulates our vision of being the secondary school of choice for the local community providing a comprehensive suite of subjects from Year 7 through 12. The College offers an academic extension program for students by selection, in partnership with the University of Western Australia. This ‘Aspire’ program provides these students with access to the university's staff and facilities to enhance their learning experience.
Our commitment is to meet the needs of each student by carefully nurturing their progress through differentiated delivery in every classroom. Whether a student in our integrated Education Support Facility or an Aspire student, we are committed to ongoing pathway planning and review so that each young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their post-school aspirations. Byford SC has an outstanding track record supporting the provision of tailored service for our students with disabilities through our state of the art Integrated Facility.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
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 Byford Secondary College can be found by visiting www.byfordsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Lauren Findlay, by telephoning (08) 9526 7700 or emailing Lauren.Findlay@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Lauren Findlay on 0439 504 167.
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 three (3) page 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 of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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, 12 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.