First listed on: 27 November 2020

Director of Inclusive Education

Guildford Grammar School is a prestigious Anglican School founded in 1896. The School is magnificently situated on almost 100 hectares along the banks of the Swan River, 15 kilometres from the City of Perth.

Guildford Grammar School is committed to delivering the highest standard of education, inspiring students to achieve personal excellence within a warm and inclusive community environment. The School employs staff who are passionate and energetic in their profession and place student learning and wellbeing at the forefront of all they do.

The School has a reputation for providing a caring and nurturing environment and each member of the team is held accountable for this. Guildford Grammar School is proud to be a School that takes child protection very seriously. We are a Child Wise Certified organisation. All candidates for roles at Guildford Grammar School are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.

The Director of Inclusive Education is a new position for our school that will commence in 2021 as agreed with the successful candidate. This will be a full-time position with a teaching component and with a contract term of three years.  

Job Description

The Director of Inclusive Education will be supported by the Head of Learning Enrichment, Head of Academic Talent Development and lead the Inclusive Education team.  The role involves coaching teachers in classrooms to increase their skills in differentiating the curriculum and to ensure that the learning needs of students are met.  The Director of Inclusive Education will work with students, teachers and families to ensure an optimal level of learning and support for students with additional learning needs.  This includes the provision of quality programs, interventions and pathways for all students with additional learning needs (including gifted and talented).

The Director of Inclusive Education will lead specific programs and policies within the School to promote inclusion within a mainstream learning environment as well as offering evidence-based alternatives to specific identified students.  This role will oversee the creation and monitoring of all learning plans (IEP, CAP, BSP) written by members of the Inclusive Education team with the input of teaching staff.  The Director will develop community understanding and acceptance of inclusive practices.

Selection Criteria

The successful incumbent must:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Purpose and Values of the School
  • Be supportive of the ethos and values of the Anglican tradition of the School
  • Demonstrate a respect for and acceptance of difference in students, parents and staff
  • Actively support students’ Rights and Responsibilities as part of a cohesive pastoral care program
  • Demonstrate ability to create a positive culture of challenge and support, enabling effective teaching that promotes enthusiastic, independent learners
  • Have a clear understanding of legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Disability Standards for Education and Child Protection legislation
  • Be fully conversant with the National Disability Insurance Agency and advocate for opportunities for families to access support under the National Disabilities Insurance Scheme
  • Demonstrate ability to work with and through others to build a professional learning community that is focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning
  • Possess a strong work ethic, striving for continuous improvement and the achievement of high standards Have the capacity to work with others to produce and implement clear evidence-based improvement plans and policies for the development of the Preparatory School. Have a comprehensive understanding of ‘Duty of Care’ and place a high value on child well-being
  • Be responsible and held accountable for continuing compliance with our Child Safe and Child Safe Reporting Policy. It is expected that all staff will maintain contemporary knowledge of the policy always. All staff have a responsibility to raise any concerns they have about child protection to the Principal immediately.

Essential Requirements

  • Teaching qualifications and experience in an Inclusive Education position
  • TRBWA current membership or an ability to obtain
  • Hold current Working with Children Check
  • Proof of Right to Work in Australia

Application Instructions

Applicants are advised to review the Position Description and Selection Criteria attached before applying. Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 10 December 2020 and must include a cover letter, resume and three current referees. Anyone seeking further information can contact Gina Lopez, Human Resources Administrator on (08) 9377 8560.

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