Sample Cover Letter - Education

Role
The primary focus of the graduate teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become
an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels.
Graduate teachers are new entrants to the teaching profession who in their initial teaching years
receive structured support and guidance from teachers at higher level. Under guidance, graduate
teachers will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects. Graduate teachers are expected to
participate in induction programs and general staff development activities, and in activities designed to
ensure the integration of the curriculum across the school.
Teachers at this level are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate
in policy development, project teams and the organisation of extra-curricular activities.
Responsibilities
Core responsibilities include:
- planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
- teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
- monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
- implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
- maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
- implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
- working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and
reflection developing a professional portfolio
Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
- contributing to a range of co-curricular programs
Who May Apply
For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined
as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated
within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the
commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for
registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
EEO & OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in
schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly,
supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible
work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Other Information
- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment
conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions
check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support
programs provided.
- Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available online at the Department's
Human Resources website at www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/hrweb/
In support of your application you must address each of the key selection criteria in a separate document. Please
provide details of your iwebfolio and include a copy of your resume. Applications close 25 May 2015.
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