Central West Leadership Academy
negotiable / month
About the Academy
The Central West Leadership Academy is a new, independent, non-denominational, selective school located in Dubbo, NSW. The Academy will have one stage 2 class, one stage 3 class, two stage 4 classes and one stage 5 class in 2021. The Academy adds a new year of schooling each year growing to Year 12 in subsequent years. The Academy is in process of becoming an International Baccalaureate World School Candidate school to offer the IB Diploma Programme instead of the HSC for stage 6.
The Central West Leadership Academy provides a different approach to education through 21st Century Schooling, designed to inspire learning and empower students to discover their future potential and take their place in an ever-changing, technical world.
Nature of the Role
The teacher is responsible for promoting a challenging environment by devising, monitoring and delivering the educational program for gifted and/or talented students in Stage 2. The aim of this role is to maximise educational options for this group of students so that they are able to achieve their personal best.
Outstanding and driven recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.
Relocation support is available.
Main Responsibility and Accountability Areas
Developing and implementing a program of gifted and talented education
Providing a high standard of teaching practice based upon an understanding of varied teaching and 21st Century Skills learning approaches
Assessing and monitoring students progress and providing feedback to students and parents
Use of evidence based practice to inform assessment and decision making
Key Performance Indicators
The provision of high quality support to gifted and talented students
The provision of educational opportunities and activities which enable all students to achieve their highest potential in the program
Excellent collegial relations
Regular participation in professional development courses and programs
Demonstrated awareness of and ability to implement work health and safety practices and emergency procedures when required
Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community:
Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.
Promote the Gifted and Talented Program to potential students and parents.
Attend and present at Information Evenings and other sessions within the School.
Model exemplary ethical behaviour and exercise informed judgements in all professional dealings and communications with students, colleagues and the community.
The role requires an experienced, quality educator with the capacity to develop gifted learners in their mainstream classroom.
Teacher registration with the NESA
Tertiary qualification in Gifted Education preferred, Postgraduate qualifications (or willing to commence within 12 months of appointment) in gifted education
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and digital), with demonstrated ability to build rapport and interact effectively at all levels of the school
High-level knowledge and understanding of gifted education including identification, differentiation, 21st Century Skills pedagogy, programs, strategies and the social and emotional needs of all gifted students
Proven ability to work collaboratively
Have a high degree of discretion, confidentiality and the ability to handle work situations in a professional manner
Demonstrates initiative, drive and self-motivation, with the ability to meet and exceed deadlines
Ability to use data and research to inform processes and to improve strategic direction
High level ICT skills to assist in the development of pathways for highly and profoundly gifted learners
Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to plan personal professional development goals