The Ponds HighSchool, located in the suburb of The Ponds in the north-west of Sydney is a7-12 comprehensive high school that has 1760 enrollments for Years 7-12 in 2020,57% of these come from a non-English speaking background and 1.3% identify asATSI. The school shares a site with Riverbank Public School and is a partof an innovative and energetic community approach to teaching and learning. Theschool has outstanding teaching and learning programs including; a BYOD program, a strongwelfare approach to student well-being, a culturally inclusive program andsupport for the creative and performing arts. The school has a small supportclass and a focus on student differentiation. The current language studied at The Ponds High School is Japanese and two overseas visits have been organised to Japan since 2015. Schools from Japan have visited us regularly since the school’s opening. Whole school focus areas include Canvas, Supersix Literacy and Student engagement.
Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, 1. Approval to teach languages Years 7-12 including willingness to teach Japanese.2. Capacity to oversee EAL/D at The Ponds High school including supervising and managing EAL/D teachers and programs.3. Demonstrated capacity to manage whole school programs and contribute to school directions.4. Demonstrated ability to promote language learning.
General Selection Criteria
1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal education policies
An unconditional full approval to teach is arequirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSWDepartment of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as youapply for this teaching opportunity.