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Social Science Teacher (Commerce)

Wenona School - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

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(Temporary, Part-Time)

Wenona is seeking an outstanding Social Sciences teacher to join our Social Science faculty and to inspire our young women through dynamic classroom practice, refined professional knowledge and a commitment to high performance.

At Wenona, we have an obligation to our profession to ensure the highest quality educational outcomes for our students. We foster a love of learning, inquiry and collaboration through our own role modelling of such practices in our work. We expect our teachers to be committed to their own professional development and to want to make a contribution to the broader educational community.

We view classroom teaching as a clinical practice, whereby teachers refine their skills and reflect on their own performance through the annual Wenona Improvement Cycle. This includes observed practice of our teaching by our colleagues and 360-degree feedback for all teachers.

Wenona supports both academic and support staff to develop their expertise through initiatives such as Wenona Teaching Fellowships, Seeding Grants and ongoing outstanding professional learning that develops and supports career development into the future.

This is a temporary part-time position for the duration of Term 2, 2021. This teaching load will be approximately 0.29 FTE in 2021.
Key priorities

  • Experience in classroom teaching or working as a Social Science teacher in a comprehensive school setting
  • Experience in teaching Commerce, Business Studies or similar
  • Ability to teach and aspire to the standards articulated in the Wenona Effective Teaching Cycle
  • Understanding of contemporary teaching and learning pedagogies
  • A commitment to Student Wellbeing and meeting the social and emotional needs of students
  • An ongoing commitment to professional learning, including making a contribution to the broader education community
  • An understanding of and commitment to the educational needs of young women
  • A commitment to collaborative teaching practices and an ability to contribute to a team and faculty of professional educators
  • A willingness to contribute to the broader life of the school community
  • An ability to use ICT to facilitate and enrich student learning and engagement beyond the classroom
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively across a broad range of audiences
Education and Experience
  • Qualifications and experience teaching Stage 5 Commerce
  • Strong knowledge of NESA curriculum, HSC assessment practices and marking processes, including developments with Australian Curriculum implementation in NSW
  • An ability to teach other Social Sciences courses desirable
  • Current Working With Children Check
Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage and communicate with all stakeholders including students, parents and staff
  • Ability to be solutions focused and data-driven in all decision making
  • Desire to use flexibility and creativity in day-to-day activities
  • A sense of humour

Wenona is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.
General conditions of the role
  • Award & Classification: Independent Schools NSW (Teacher’s) MEA 2017 Award.
  • Hours of work: Temporary, Part-Time.
  • Reporting Line: All positions report to the Principal.
  • The line manager for this position is: Head of Social Science.
  • Professional Learning: You will be expected to attend and contribute to all staff professional development days and requirements as outlined in the School’s calendar.
  • Other duties: In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will be required to participate in other areas of the School including playground duties, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and school camps. This role involves the application of discipline and participation in the School’s program for wellbeing. Some of the duties will need to be performed at times outside the normal classroom teaching hours including weekends.
  • Parking: There is no car parking provision for this role.
Application process
Applicants should apply below, sending full curriculum vitae, a cover letter, copies of qualifications and names of two referees. Applications should be addressed to Wenona Principal, Dr Briony Scott.

Wenona School is a child safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all School staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations including child safe standards. Wenona’s Code of Conduct is available on our website. The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the school with a current Working with Children Check. ( http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-With-Children-Check/New-Working-with-Children-Check ).
Closing date
3pm Thursday 18 February 2021