Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Kelmscott Senior High School
Teacher - English
Teacher, $70,137 - $105,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH606104

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020

Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an experienced and engaging teacher of English to join our team.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively teach the Western Australian English curriculum to students in Years 7 to 12. As a teacher at Kelmscott SHS, you will exhibit innovation and creativity in classroom practices and cater for student diversity. You will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and expertise in the context of the English curriculum and pedagogy. It is highly desirable that the successful applicant is able to understand instructional and curriculum design, exhibit self-reflective practices with a focus on quality teaching and is able to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.

Working in collaboration with the Head of Learning Area, you will lead ongoing improvements in pedagogy, curriculum and programming across Years 7 to 12 and support the English learning area to achieve set targets in the School Business Plan. We are seeking a highly committed, adaptable and collaborative individual who can work effectively as part of a team, is motivated by our school vision and wants to play an active role in driving this vision alongside our talented team of English teachers.

A hallmark of Kelmscott SHS is the positive engagement between students and staff. The common goal of inspiring students to achieve to the maximum of their academic, social and emotional potential is reflected in every classroom. The multicultural nature of the school community is both recognised and celebrated. As the successful applicant, you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to provide engaging, relevant and meaningful learning experiences for students. You will have the required knowledge and skills to differentiate your teaching and apply a broad range of instructional strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of students. In addition, you will be ‘relationships focused’ and committed to building a positive, inclusive and engaging classroom learning environment that promotes in student’s a genuine passion for English and successful achievement of outcomes.

Our school aims to ensure every student becomes a confident and successful learner capable of achieving their own educational goals as we prepare them to meet the challenges of the future and become positive contributors to their community. Our staff make use of different technologies to achieve student outcomes and are expected to engage students in learning technologies as the basis of active student learning and lesson design.

As the successful applicant, you will be ready to actively participate in professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on their classroom practice to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching and ongoing improvement. We are seeking applicants with knowledge and skills to utilise systemic data such as Student Achievement Information System (SAIS), National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) to address individual student learning needs.

Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students offering endorsed Specialist Programs in Agriculture, Music and the Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program. The school also offers a range of Kelmscott Extension Programs (KEP) in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities and Social Sciences. We are only one of two schools to provide Gifted and Talented online to rural areas. Our school has a proud reputation of promoting students to be active citizens at the local, state, national and international levels. Students at our school have a diversity of backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity as a proud Independent Public School.

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 Kelmscott SHS can be found by visiting 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:

Please contact Jacquie Sandhu, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9495 7400 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 five (5) pages 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.

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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
  • 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


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 Wednesday, 13 November, 2019



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Kelmscott
CLOSING DATE: 2019-11-13 4:30 PM