Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) abuts rapidly growing residential areas in the suburb of Cranbourne. The school is located at the intersection of Hall Rd and Bessie Drive, Cranbourne West. The school will work in partnership with the community to provide authentic learning opportunities and best academic and personal outcomes for all students.
Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) is the latest addition of a new secondary school in the rapidly growing suburb of Cranbourne. Neighbouring schools are relatively large and Cranbourne West SC is expected to grow quickly to meet residents’ demand for excellence in education, consistent with the vision for the Education State.
Cranbourne West SC (interim name) is a Supported Inclusion School, which will model excellence in inclusive education in its school culture, leadership and teaching practices. Supported Inclusion Schools combine a level of targeted support and built design specifically for students with additional needs, supporting stronger integration than is available in a standalone special school.
The school will seek registration as a mainstream school, but will accommodate a higher proportion of students with a disability than other mainstream schools. The school will have a fully integrated specialist provision that has capacity for 100 students with a disability, with its own enrolment criteria. Students with disabilities will be provided enhanced support to attend mainstream education classes to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.
It is proposed the new school will establish a set of guiding principles to inform and guide future community use of both school and community facilities.
Commitment to excellence and inclusion
As a new school in a rapidly growing suburb, Cranbourne West SC (interim name) must deliver the highest quality of education for all learners. As a Supported Inclusion School, Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) must set a strong culture of inclusion at a whole-of-school level.
The innovative and evidence-based schools design is flexible and allows schools to have students with special needs in the classroom with their peers, utilise smaller spaces and/or run stand-alone classes depending on the cohort of students.
Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) is expected to build the capabilities of staff to deliver excellence by responding to the diverse needs of their students. Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) will provide access to a suite of Department educational resources and programs that support exemplary inclusive practice.
Contact Name: Rob Duncan
Phone: 0458 994 080
SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.
SC2 Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.
SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.
SC4 Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.
SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.
SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.
Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy. This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program. Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards. Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.
Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2. Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.
Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1. Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role.
Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.
Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.
An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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