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Working at Melbourne Grammar School

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At Melbourne Grammar School we’ve created an environment where people feel recognised and rewarded for their work.

Melbourne Grammar School seeks staff who are committed to our goal of providing an effective, challenging and transformative learning environment.

We value our staff which is shown in the excellent remuneration we offer within a fair and transparent framework, generous professional development opportunities, along with a range of other benefits and wellbeing programmes. We seek to enrich the quality of human relationships that exists within it; namely the interrelations between our students, staff and the entire community.

Staff at Melbourne Grammar School enjoy a variety of other opportunities including, volunteering, social activities and involvement with school sport and the arts.

Schools like ours are centres for learning excellence, where staff model the learning they promote in their classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to continue their professional learning through a generous Professional Development programme.

Regular performance appraisals give teaching staff members the opportunity to develop their professional learning plans and to analyse the effectiveness of their classroom practice. Non-teaching staff also have performance appraisals available to support their professional goals and aims.

There are numerous opportunities to attend local, national and international conferences or workshops. Melbourne Grammar School provides on-campus access to consultants in eLearning, thinking skills, intellectual character, talent development and learning strategies with further opportunities to upgrade teaching and other professional skills.

Project Zero

 

For a number of years the School has partnered with Harvard University to develop Cultures of Thinking and Learning, a multifaceted professional learning programme designed to continually develop the capability of the teaching staff at the School, both as individuals and as a group.

Over the course of a year, participants work together in one of four Professional Action Groups (PAGs), with each PAG addressing a different theme including thinking routines, classroom observation, action research projects and collaboration.

The sessions are conducted in partnership with Wesley College, with visiting teachers observing classes at the other school and providing feedback. One of the successes of the programme has been its ability to build strong relationships between participants and to provide opportunities for honest, open discussion between peers.

Cross-Campus Leadership Programme

 

Melbourne Grammar School is one school with three unique campuses. Despite each of the campuses operating on different timetables and generally having their own staff, there are also opportunities for collaboration, such as cross-campus committees. Such occasions often prove to be enjoyable, rewarding and invigorating for staff and students alike.

In 2015, a group of fifteen staff from across the School are midway through a staff leadership development programme run in partnership with Independent Schools Victoria. The nine-month long programme is comprised of six modules and a series of conversations with guest speakers. One of the observable benefits has been the opportunity for different staff to come together for extended periods of time and share ideas about educational leadership.

The School understands the importance of investing in their staff and has a Human Resources Department that works closely with dedicated campus-based staff to provide points of contact for career opportunities and any staff issues.

Extensive on-boarding and induction programmes are run for both teaching and non-teaching staff. These are a great opportunity to meet teachers and staff from different disciplines, departments and campuses, and to become familiar with the School.

One of the major benefits of working at Melbourne Grammar School is the welcoming community. The Common Room (staff association) is involved in organising social events including fundraising morning teas, themed after-hours social events and dinners. Each campus has its own Common Room with an active committee.

There are many opportunities for all staff to get involved in school sport, including coaching, team management and support.

Staff have access to the support services of the School’s psychologists and Chaplaincy team, and the School Chapels are available for personal reflection and worship. The School has an Employee Assistance Programme, available to all staff upon referral.

Through the Values in Action programme and supporting our ethos of service learning, staff have the opportunity to volunteer in local community initiatives such as supervising student groups helping to prepare breakfast at Prahran Mission. Staff also have an opportunity to accompany and supervise students on service learning overseas trips to locations such as Cambodia and Papua New Guinea.

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The learning facilities create a stimulating environment for teaching. Specialist facilities are provided for different disciplines including dedicated art and music schools, and extensive sport facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts and gym facilities. Teaching and non-teaching staff enjoy a culture that is inclusive and diverse which encourages innovation and opportunity.

Since its early beginnings, Melbourne Grammar School has created a strong community of students, teachers and staff in other disciplines. Many staff have opportunities to be involved in the life of the School, by participating in students’ overseas trips and adventure camps, or being involved in the sport, arts and music programmes.

Some staff live on-site, as the boarding houses are staffed by teachers and their families, creating a home away from home atmosphere. Some Language Assistants from overseas also live on-site, and provide assistance to students during lessons, and GAP Assistants live in the boarding houses, bringing international perspectives and experiences.

Melbourne Grammar School’s central location ensures a diverse student and staff body as it is easily accessible to boys and staff from all over Melbourne. The heritage-listed bluestone buildings, with first rate facilities, are enjoyed by both teaching and non-teaching staff.

Our Senior School and Wadhurst Campuses are located close to the heart of Melbourne CBD along St Kilda Road. The School is easily accessible by public transport with multiple trams stopping at the front of the school.

Grimwade House is situated in Caulfield, a short drive from the South Yarra campus and is also on the same tramline, making it easy for staff to commute between the campuses.