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Food Science Teacher

St Leonard's College - Brighton East, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Teaching Staff
Position Description

Position Title: Food Science Teacher

Prepared: April 2021

Reports To: Head of Learning - HSES and the Food Coordinator

Prepared by: Head of Human Resources

Position Purpose

This role is for a passionate and inspiring teacher of Food Science, currently teaching from years 7 to


Position Status

This is a permanent part time position, commencing Monday 12 July 2021.

The positions Full Time Equivalent (FTE) is currently 0.71.

Due to the timetable construct, this role is currently across all 10 days of the College 10-day timetable.

Due to the part time nature of the role some days will be half days, these are discussed and confirmed

with the Timetabler.

Overview of Teaching at The College

All faculties consist of dedicated teams of professionals who promote individual growth in the

academic understanding of their students. They work closely in teams to develop differentiated

programs that provide support and extension where needed. A typical lesson will provide inspiration,

rigour, and stimulate curiosity and critical thinking. St Leonard’s College has a culture of academic

excellence which is driven by its motivated staff and supported by students’ involvement in other

opportunities to supplement and extend their learning beyond the classroom.

The successful applicant will be passionate about teaching and learning and be able to inspire their

students. They will know the current research on best pedagogical practices and be able to work in a

team, share resources and ideas, and be able to communicate clearly with students and their parents.

They will promote a growth mindset and focus on each student’s learning pathway, having strategies

to determine their entry level and assess what each student needs to do in order to display growth in

the student’s learning. They will be competent users of technology to support their organisational and

pedagogical practices.

Teachers are expected to undertake supervisory duties which are allocated in a roster either

before school, at recess, lunchtime or after school. They are also expected to be involved in

cocurricular activities, which may reflect particular skills and interests or as designated by the

College. Teachers also undertake pastoral care responsibility. With each of these tasks it is the

practice of the College to share the responsibilities as evenly as possible amongst the teaching staff

so that there is no unreasonable load on any member of staff.

All teachers are expected to attend staff meetings and other ad hoc meetings as arranged. It is also an

expectation that all members of teaching staff attend the College’s major functions throughout the


Other Functions & Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a St Leonard’s College teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and executing well-planned, academically rich and innovative lessons;
  • Developing a stimulating learning environment by using a variety of styles and approaches to
cater for individual learning needs;

  • Employing a variety of effective teaching strategies to effectively implement the curriculum;
  • Ensuring that classrooms are places where technology is seamlessly, yet actively, employed to
assist in effective learning;

  • Reporting on academic achievement to parents via the Continuous Reporting system and
make appropriate levels of contact with parents as necessary;

  • Developing learning relationships with students that assist in developing the confidence and
learning of St Leonard’s College students;

  • Giving appropriate time to the planning of lessons and collaboration with other teachers as
part of teaching teams;

  • Actively contributing to a culture of teaching and learning where teachers learn with, and
from, each other and actively inquire into effective pedagogical practice;

  • Engaging in active and continuous professional learning that is relevant to their area/ subject
discipline as well as concerns and debates in the education sphere more generally;

  • Being thoroughly versed in the policies of the College and abide by the policy directives;
  • Supporting Pastoral staff in ensuring that the expectations of student behaviour and dress are

  • Engaging with students in a variety of activities outside the classroom, including House and
co-curricular activities.

Teachers at St Leonard's College are dynamic, enthusiastic professionals who are committed to:

  • the development of learning and teaching programs with clearly defined outcomes;
  • the maintenance of effective assessment recording and reporting strategies;
  • the integration of ICT into teaching and learning in the classroom;
  • meeting all curriculum and assessment requirements;
  • engaging in cocurricular and pastoral programs of the College.
General Responsibilities

All staff are to be supportive of the St Leonard’s College Mission Statement and to enhance the

school’s reputation as one which is a warm and caring environment, characterised by efficiency,

professionalism and a willingness to meet the individual needs of those within its community.

Remuneration for any position at St Leonard’s College is in accordance with the St Leonard’s College

Agreement 2020.

It is a condition of employment that all staff provide an Employee Working with Children Check or VIT

before their position will be confirmed. A Criminal Record check may also be requested in certain


  • The College:
o is an equal opportunity employer;

o complies with the requirements of the Privacy Act;

o has a strong commitment to OH&S;

o will not tolerate harassment of any kind.

  • College Standards - all staff are expected to actively support the following standards:
o Communication - effective, helpful and positive;

o Confidentiality - Protect the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information

o Teamwork - work together as a team to achieve the best results. Share information
and collaborate across all sections of the College; trust, respect and support;

o Accountability - we do our work with honesty, integrity and enthusiasm;

o Performance - we perform to the best of our ability;

o Initiative - looking for opportunities to improve the way we work; flexible, adaptable
and efficient.

Child Safe Responsibilities

St Leonard’s College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students.

The College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the protection of all children from

all forms of child abuse. In this context, the College implements a comprehensive Child Safe

Programme across the entire College community.

All staff are responsible for understanding and applying the College’s Child Safe Policy including being

compliant with the Child Safe Code of Conduct and being proactive in reporting any concerns or

identified risk.

Where students are under staff care, there is an obligation to take all practical steps to protect students
where a risk to students’ safety has been identified

Brighton East, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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