Secondary English Teacher

Read Secondary English Teacher
Thomas Hassall Anglican College
Location: Middleton Grange, NSW
Date advertised: 28th March 2019
Job Type: Temporary/Contract
Closing Date: Applications reviewed as received


Term 2 till end of Academic Year 

Thomas Hassall Anglican College is a growing P - Year 12 College of over 1700 students in the emerging South West of Sydney.  The College is located within close proximity to the M5 and M7. 

We are taking applications within our Senior School for an experienced educator to teach within the English faculty commencing Term 2 till the end of 2019. Committed Christians who are actively involved in their church are invited to apply:-

Primary Purpose:

The classroom teacher will work with other staff to be an effective professional who demonstrates thorough curriculum knowledge, can plan, teach and assess effectively, take responsibility for professional development and promotes the aims and objectives of the College. They will operate as a professional in 4 domains

  1. Classroom
  2. Faculty
  3. Pastoral Care
  4. Whole College programs

The major responsibilities outlined below are indicative of this role.

Accountable to:

The Principal

Relates to:

  1. Faculty Coordinators
  2. Year Advisors
  3. Assistant Year Advisors/House Advisors
  4. Deputy Principal
  5. Head of Senior School
  6. Deputy Head of Senior School – Student Wellbeing
  7. Deputy Head of Senior School - Operations

The classroom teacher is responsible to the Principal through the Head of Senior School and Faculty Coordinator for:


Planning, Teaching and Class Management

Teaching allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  • identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed.
  • setting appropriate academic and behavioural expectations.
  • maintaining discipline in accordance with the College's procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.
  • being aware of and make provision for students who have learning difficulties or are gifted or who have other particular individual needs.
  • the use of a variety of teaching methods.
  • critical evaluation of their own teaching to improve effectiveness.
  • participate in a peer to peer observation system to improve classroom practice.
  • communicate with parents via the diary/phone/email about their child’s progress as appropriate.
  • liaise with the Faculty Coordinator to ensure the implementation of College policies and best practice.
  • punctuality to class and the accurate marking of the roll every teaching and Pastoral Care period.
  • taking Tuesday Afternoon Sport and/or Sporting teams when required to do so.
  • taking extra teaching periods when required to do so.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

  • Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching; ensure coverage of programs of study.
  • Prompt marking, returning (2 weeks) and monitoring of students formal and informal assessment work and set targets for progress.
  • Assess and record students' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses to inform planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving.
  • Undertake assessment of students as requested by the NESA and College procedures; undertake assessment of students and participate in the College’s reporting system to parents.
  • Keeping abreast of statutory requirements in curriculum expressed by the NESA and other professional bodies.
  • Writing student academic reports as per the College guidelines and within published time frames.
  • Maintain an electronic markbook on Edumate.


Curriculum Development

  • Have lead responsibility where possible for a year group subject or aspect of a year group subject and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and/or maintenance.
  • Writing and evaluating programs as required by Faculty Coordinator in allocated timeframe.
  • Maintaining program registers as required by Faculty Coordinator in allocated timeframe.
  • Christian Worldview is evident in programs.
  • Contribute to a positive atmosphere and collegiality within relevant faculties.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Duties

  • Be a Pastoral Care Teacher to an assigned group of students, building rapport with individual students and encouraging the holistic growth of each student.
  • Plan for and implement the Student Wellbeing Program, ‘Growing Capacity’ (see Canvas).
  • Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the House/Year Pastoral Group as a whole.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of individual students. Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
  • Liaise with the Year Advisor/Assistant Year Advisor to ensure the implementation of the College’s pastoral care system.
  • Communicate with parents via the diary/phone/email about their child’s progress as appropriate
  • Sign and check Student diaries weekly.
  • House system involvement at the discretion of the House Advisors. This involves active participation and attendance at all house meetings, inter-house events and any Pastoral-care based house activities.
  • Assist in College Assembly and Chapel programs and events when required.

Whole College Activities

Other Professional Requirements

  • Have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties, standards and duty of care.
  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the College including dressing in a professional manner.
  • Contribute to the corporate life of the College through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the College.
  • Take responsibility for your own professional development and duties in relation to Colleges policies and practices.


The normal duties of Teachers may include, playground duties, sports duties, attending school camps, retreats, excursions, parent/Teacher and staff meetings, administration and assembly duties, pastoral care duties, school designated professional development training and/or meetings, and the usual extra-curricular activities and, in relation to Teachers appointed to residential positions, the usual residential duties.

Closing Date for applications – Applications considered as received.

Applications must include a covering letter and the Application Form found at

Please forward your application marked
"Private and Confidential" to:
The Principal
Thomas Hassall Anglican College
PO Box 150
Hoxton Park NSW 2171

Please note that all prospective employees are required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Number along with your application for employment. Applications will only be considered with these details provided.

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