Careers @ Sandridge School

Are you a teacher that creates incredible learning experiences that are genuine, organic and connect your students to the world we live in? Then you should definitely read on because this is what we are looking for at Sandridge School and we are hiring!

Who are we?
At Sandridge, we believe that the purpose of education is to prepare children to thrive in the world of the future. It is not only what we believe but what we do every day by enabling our students to develop into the most capable, authentic, and emotionally resilient human beings they can possibly be through the learning we design and deliver.

We focus on teaching from first principles and cultivating a lifelong love for learning.  Our pedagogy and curriculum are focused on the core building blocks of emotional intelligence, imagination, creativity, cognitive capacity, and analytical intelligence. We believe that empowering children to derive knowledge and capabilities from first principles will enable them to become effective architects — and not just passive participants — of their future world.

At Sandridge we are dedicated to building a new school model. We are constantly innovating in all areas, nothing is off limits, to deliver the most compelling and relevant learning possible. Cool hey?

The opportunity:
We’re an Independent, Secular, Prep-Year 7 school currently based in Williamstown, VIC, and we’re looking for educators who believe that all children deserve an extraordinary education, and are motivated to play an important role in co-designing our learning environments.

At Sandridge, we believe that innovation and designing learning are a team sport.  We’re looking for purpose driven doers, who are self-motivated, adventurous, playful, and adaptive. Which means if you get to work here, you will be working with lots of other awesome people. People like you!

We are growing and we are hiring!
Sandridge School is expanding, so we are hiring for a few educator positions across Foundation to year 7 for 2018. We are looking for a few epic educators with the following types of different strengths:

1) Educators who care passionately about Social Emotional Learning models, and
2) Educators who have engineering, math, or science backgrounds and are oriented towards STEM disciplines.

You don’t need to be both, of course, but if you are, we’d love to hear from you too!  Think you have what it takes? Apply now – it’s a fun process, and it should only take 10-15 minutes of your time.


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:

  1. To take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
  2. To value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
  3. To foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
  4. To respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
  5. To provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
  6. To engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
  7. 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;
  8. To report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
  9. To share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  10. 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