Teachers are professional. Teachers connect. Teachers evaluate. Teachers teach.
The Living School teacher’s role
Culture and Community
Radiate a positive outlook and can-do attitude to amplify a love of teaching and learning.
Embrace the opportunity to explore and adapt to a new progressive model of schooling.
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents and the school community
Guide, enthuse, care, support, challenge and engage every student (under your supervision and tutelage), every day, in a love of learning.
Promote and establish positive relationships, sustain good organisation and implement purposeful curriculum development and delivery.
Set clear classroom expectations with the students every term..
Provide a professional, communicative, generous and purposeful service to children, staff colleagues, families and broader community in order to promote a progressive model of schooling to connect community.
Be an exceptional role model and ambassador for Living School, upholding the Code of Conduct, the vision, school constitution, culture, values and ideals.
Engage supportively and professionally with the cultural, pedagogical, administrative, supervisory expectations of the school.
Respect and promote indigenous culture, including (where possible) dual language within learning areas and teaching material.
Resolve any conflict or grievance by applying principles and strategies outlined in the Living School Grievance Procedure Guidelines.
Use positive behaviour support techniques.
Acknowledgement that some out of hours’ work may be required from time to time, including Saturday staff PD days toward the end of each term.
Manage student welfare, health care plans and behaviour management programs/plans.
Apply and teach conflict resolution skills and restorative action plans.
Meet the professional requirements of NESA, the AIS and the School as an accredited teacher.
Ensure all legal requirements are up-to-date, i.e., Professional Standards for Teachers, PD requirements, updates on eTAMS, WWCC, Licenses, etc.
Ensure any excursions, learning experiences adhere to the Living School Risk Assessment protocols.
Work with children, parents/carers and external professional agencies to support and enable learners to overcome barriers, to draw out their passions, and to help them address any challenges they may face in a positive mindset.
Pedagogy – the art of teaching
Provides direct support service to individual students, small groups, and learning stages.
Supervise students as directed to ensure they are safe and free from harm as part of our Duty of Care.
Manage resources with care and good organisation to maximise their use and benefit.
Actively promote a sustainable focus, ensuring we strive to have no single use of plastic.
Activate display and include ‘environmental print’ to nurture an ethic of excellence and a pride in giving one’s best.
Ensure students have opportunities to take on responsibilities weekly.
Ensure your learning spaces are organised, tidy and responsive to your students’ learning needs.
Oversee the development and implementation of effective individual educational plans to meet the individual and special needs of the students in collaboration with teaching staff, and para-professionals.
Meet with parents as/when required.
Be open and supportive of a co-learning community, which includes but is not limited to allowing parents into your learning space (ensuring they have completed the Parents as Partners program).
Attend social functions to promote the school’s good standing and/or collegiality as directed by the Conductor and/or his/her delegate.
Engage in outdoor camps and excursions with your class as directed by the Conductor and/or his/her delegate.
Complete programming, assessments and academic reports.
Complete annual goal setting and reviews to reflect on and improve upon your professional practice in relation to the living school unique progressive schooling model.
Consult with other professional staff and outside agencies and other organisations relevant to the needs of individual children.
Serve as a successful member of the teaching team.
Complete written reports as needed or as requested by the Conductor and/or his/her delegate, including reports as required by Federal, State and local agencies.
Read and sign off on all Living School policies and adhere to and support the Policies and Procedures of the Living School.
Attend approved professional development courses/workshops as scheduled and in line with NESA and Living School requirements.
Operate the class resources within budget at all times.
Complete and submit for approval to the Conductor and/or his/her delegate – at least a week in advance – an Event Request Form for any excursions or off-site activity.
Supervise as and when required by adhering to the Living School procedures and legal requirements associated with the Duty of Care to ensure students are safe, behaviour is orderly and kind, any risk is minimised.
Supervision includes but is not limited to:
Classroom and Learning Areas,
After school and before school,
Bus duties, including travelling on the bus,
Camps and outdoor education pursuits,
Movements during learning activities, be they in the school or outside the school.
Meet with parents to discuss student issues as/when required or directed by the Conductor and/or his/her delegate – and record on our interview form.
Record with photos and visual recording students’ learning activities to celebrate the diversity of learning undertaken at Living School – with sensitivity to parental requests.
Submit regular information outlining the learning in a timely fashion for the school newsletter and communication requirements.
Complete as requested and on time the academic reports and assessment data – including learning portfolios, journals, diaries and goal setting.
Inform promptly via required reports any student incident and/or damaged property to the Operations Manager – and record on our incident form.
Report promptly any Work, Health and Safety issues to the Operations Manager – and record on our accident form.
Communicate to the Conductor any information of a sensitive nature that may have bearing on the reputation of the school or may be in breach of our Code of Conduct – and adhere to any legal requirements for reporting.
Create, update and review teaching programs.
If ill, communicate with the relevant Learning Neighbourhood Manager before 7:00am on the day of illness. As outlined in the MEA, a medical certificate is required on the third day of absence.
If there is a planned absence, notify and receive approval from the Conductor and/or his/her delegate with at least one week’s notice prior to the event.
Plan, discuss and review personal professional development plans every semester.
Attend on time all required staff meetings but, where circumstances arise, to communicate tardiness with the Conductor and/or his/her delegate.
Catch up on any missed correspondence or professional development – especially in a mandated area of need at one’s own expense if required to be completed.
Ensure all recycling and waste is managed according to the school’s procedures.
Support and model the focus on sustainability and healthy living.
Manage the collation and return of a student’s lost property.
Manage and care for all school equipment and resources.
Other duties as assigned.
NORMAL TIMES OF OPERATION
OFFICE OPENING TIMES 08:30AM – 4:00PM
SCHOOL DAY TIMES 09:00AM – 3:15PM
(02) 5632 1218
63-67 Conway Street, Lismore, NSW 2480 Australia
Living School Australia – 2020 Vision into the future.