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For Senior Teachers


About the program

Senior Teachers are experienced teachers committed to high-quality teaching and ongoing professional learning. They play an important role in:

  • providing mentoring, supervision, professional support, counselling and guidance for teachers (including student teachers and graduate teachers) about classroom performance, curriculum implementation and resource development
  • developing pedagogy and contributing to curriculum development
  • effectively contributing to the leadership of school development planning and identifying priorities, and to formal school decision-making processes
  • other duties as required by the principal.

To find out more about the conditions and allowances of teachers in public schools please read the School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2014.

The Institute for Professional Learning offers an option for teachers to achieve Senior Teacher status through the Senior Teacher Professional Learning Program. Teachers may start the program up to two years before reaching the top level of the teachers’ salary scale. For other Senior Teacher options refer to the Department of Education’s Career Opportunities website.

The Senior Teacher Professional Learning Program aligns with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and consists of:

  1. a Senior Teacher Professional Learning Program Information Session.
    This session is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for the Senior Teacher role.
  2. evidence of an additional 40 hours of recent and relevant professional learning.
    A range of highly recommended and relevant professional learning programs are offered through the Institute and outlined in the Programs for Aspirant Senior Teachers booklet. Please note, this booklet is currently under review.
    Alternatively, teachers may choose to access professional learning through other providers.
  3. completion of a professional learning record (see Senior Teacher application guidelines) describing how the professional learning has been applied in your school context.
    Principals or delegates are required to endorse the completion of professional learning requirements and how these they have been applied in the school context.

All three components must be addressed to meet the program requirements.

 

The Senior Teacher Professional Learning Program Information Sessions are now offered online, replacing the Web-Ex and face-to-face information sessions.

Aspirant Senior Teachers are encouraged to register their interest in the online information session. When the information session starts, participants will be a sent a link that will remain active for 30 days.

    Information session and
    40 hours of professional
    learning

    Online delivery

    Register now

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Delivery

The Senior Teacher Professional Learning Program Information Sessions are now offered online, replacing the Web-Ex and face-to-face information sessions.

Register now

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How to register

  • Register now for Senior Teacher Information Session on PLIS.
  • When the information session starts, participants will be a sent a link that will remain active for 30 days.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au.

 

For Senior Teachers
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