Teacher / Learning Leader, Health & Physical Education (Secondary)

Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School (see more jobs from this school)

Kew, VIC 


Secondary Teacher

Teaching Subject: Child Studies , Health , Outdoor Education , PDHPE , Physical Education

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 12 April 2024


The Physical & Health Education / Outdoor Education Teacher works in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) under the direction of the Head of Campus and the Middle Years IB Coordinator.

<p><b>About the School</b></p><p>Set in beautiful natural heritage gardens, Preshil is an independent co-ed school in Kew providing services to children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. Preshil offers a truly contemporary global minded approach to education. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, our accredited IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes (PYP, MYP, &amp; DP) align with the school’s focus on intellectual challenge, inquiry and research based learning. These programmes accommodate individual choice and independent learning and encourage students to develop the courage to question, to find their own voice and to become responsible and active global citizens beyond the classroom. From the earliest years children are encouraged to develop higher order thinking through play, problem solving, collaboration, philosophising and exercising choice. Kindness, respect and courage are key learnings underpinning a creative rich program which nurtures and inspires young minds. The rapport between students and their teachers is respectful, reciprocal and focussed on achieving a lifelong love for learning, the best possible learning outcomes, trust and a genuine regard for each individual.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Child Safety</b></p><p>Preshil is committed to the creation and maintenance of a child-safe school environment. The care, safety and welfare of students are embedded in policies and procedures which ensure a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. All actions and programs will maintain high ethical standards and comply with child safety standards and child protection reporting guidelines.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Other Legal Responsibilities</b></p><p>All employees have a shared legal responsibility to contribute to a safe working environment for staff and students in their area. Preshil is an equal opportunity employer.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Role Summary</b></p><p>The Physical &amp; Health Education / Outdoor Education Teacher works in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) under the direction of the Head of Campus and the Middle Years IB Coordinator.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>General role description</b></p><p>● To have a strong background in Physical and Health Education.</p><p>● To carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for assigned classes, co-curricular programs and individual students</p><p>● To be responsible for the day-to-day learning and management of classes and the safety and welfare of the students, during on-site and off-site activities</p><p>● To promote the aims and objectives of the school and maintain its philosophy of education</p><p>● To demonstrate outstanding discipline-based knowledge and experience in Physical and Health Education to Year 12, with preference given to IB experience</p><p>● To carry out other duties as directed by the Principal</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Learning culture and relationships</b></p><p>● Develop and model strong values based relationships with students, staff and parents</p><p>● Create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to student learning</p><p>● Follow up with individual students in regard to behaviour that does not align with school values</p><p>● Maintain a supportive culture with students and colleagues, safeguarding their health and safety</p><p>● Monitor and implement attendance procedures</p><p>● Encourage and initiate opportunities for student feedback on their learning and classroom experience</p><p>● Model exemplary professionalism and organisation</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Planning and development of programs and policies</b></p><p>● Participate in all required school meetings, parent evenings and whole school training events</p><p>● Contribute to the development and coordination of a particular area of the curriculum</p><p>● Ensure that school policies are reflected in daily practice</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Learning and teaching</b></p><p>● Plan and deliver effective teaching and learning programs that align with the school philosophy, the IB and Victorian Curriculum</p><p>● Identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations for all students</p><p>● Work with colleagues to team teach as required</p><p>● Ensure the differentiation of learning to reflect different styles, abilities and interests</p><p>● Develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of students’ learning</p><p>● Ensure students work to the best of their ability and that organisation and work habits are reviewed and developed in all classes</p><p>● This position includes a Position of Responsibility as Learning Leader Physical and Health Education (PHE)</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Learning programs</b></p><p>● To document unit plans to enable sharing of curriculum across the school and to develop scope and sequences for each subject</p><p>● To document unit plans using the required Preshil templates and to adhere to set deadlines</p><p>● Create MYP unit plans using the IB framework requirements and Victorian Curriculum standards and levels</p><p>● Participate in the collaborative development and evaluation of curriculum, and monitor, through observation and evaluation, the effectiveness of the learning/teaching program</p><p>● Maintain up-to-date subject and pedagogical knowledge</p><p>● Select and use a range of different learning resources and equipment</p><p>● Supervise and support the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Feedback on learning and assessment</b></p><p>● Maintain a regular system of monitoring, feedback and assessment, record-keeping and reporting of students’ progress</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Pastoral care and extracurricular – camps and activities</b></p><p>● Participate in and organise co-curricular programs and activities that support the teaching program, such as excursions, social activities, sporting events, open days, performances, displays of student work, activities program and the school camps program.</p><p>● Organise and facilitate after school sport from 3:30-4:30 pm every Wednesday and Thursday</p><p>● Actively contribute to the wellbeing of students through mentoring and tracking of individual students, student forums, home groups and individual support</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Communication with parents</b></p><p>● Initiate communication and consultation with parents on a regular basis over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional<br /></p><p>● Use a range of communication approaches including Compass, email, phone contact, web platforms and meetings</p><p>● Follow up with parents any concerns in regard to engagement, attendance, punctuality and behaviour</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Professional development</b></p><p>● Actively engage in ongoing professional development, maintaining a portfolio of training undertaken in both IB Professional Learning and non-IB specific Professional Learning</p><p>● Identify areas for improvement and development through an individual goal setting process guided by the assigned supervisor</p><p>● Identify ways in which professional learning will foster school wide priorities and support the development of these priorities within the curriculum design, teaching and learning and teacher conduct</p><p>● Actively seek feedback on performance from colleagues, students and mentors</p><p>● Actively engage in observations undertaken by lead teachers with the aim to improve identified areas for growth</p><p>● Offer professional development to colleagues within and beyond the school</p><p>● Actively work to meet all AITSL professional standards</p><p>● Adhere to the school’s professional Code of Conduct</p><p><br /></p><p>This duty statement is a guide only and is not intended to be an exhaustive or exclusive list of the duties attached to this position. It is subject to review and modification by the Principal in response to the changing needs of the College, and the development of skills and knowledge.<br /></p><p><br /></p><p><b>Conditions of Employment</b></p><p>The successful applicant will be required to be a VIT registered teacher. This is a full time ongoing position commencing on 15 July 2024. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the PHE and Outdoor Education program at Preshil. Our organisation undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children in its care. This includes reference checks, identity checks, qualification checks and professional registration checks.<br /></p>
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