Careers @ Sandridge School
At Sandridge School, we strive to establish a renaissance for schooling that champions humanity, curiosity, active citizenship and entrepreneurial drive. We believe that a school is a place for teaching as well as learning. We are committed to creating a dynamic environment that nourishes teachers and generates a new kind of school, where our teachers thrive as educators and people.
We invite teachers with creativity, curiosity, an entrepreneurial drive, deep subject knowledge, engaging pedagogy and a desire to develop the emotional and social wellbeing as well as the intellectual growth of students to join us at Sandridge School.
Duty of Care:
As an educational facility, Sandridge School prioritizes the safety of its student community. On this basis, we engage in a detailed review of all potential and existing staff. This review is designed to determine whether the potential or existing employee is a fit and proper person to be trusted to work in a school environment and in the position applied for or held. The review process includes, but is not limited to, Criminal Records Checks.
Before a person commences employment at Sandridge School, they must have a valid Working with Children Check card/application receipt and/or hold current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This card or VIT registration will need to be provided to the School upon interview.
Child Safe Standards Policy and Procedures
Sandridge School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This is the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Sandridge School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Sandridge School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.
All individuals involved in the Sandridge School program has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
In its planning, decision-making and operations, Sandridge School commits to the following:
- To take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
- To value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
- To foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
- To respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
- To provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
- To engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
- To ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;
- To report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
- To share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
- To value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.
On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 to introduce seven child safe standards (the Standards) into law. The Standards apply to all organisations involved in child-related work in Victoria.
Sandridge School requires all of its staff to comply to these regulations. A copy of the policy can be provided upon application