Why seek employment at Macarthur?
Macarthur Anglican School is highly regarded as a place of employment. Our staff are consummate professionals who are given considerable opportunities to be self-reflective, to develop their skills and passions and to contribute to the broader life of the School. Working at Macarthur means you will be joining a highly professional, motivated, passionate and experienced team of teachers and support staff who are known for their teamwork, expertise and dedication to educational innovation.
Macarthur is known as a place where careers are forged, nurtured and enhanced. As such, Macarthur is the perfect environment to build a career in teaching or in other support roles. The School has a comprehensive professional learning programme for its staff and is keen to see staff undertake additional education or on-the-job training while gaining a wealth of experience through their work.
Macarthur staff are known for fostering professional student-teacher relationships grounded in Christian character. Our teachers go the extra mile for students, including offering classes outside of their timetable, and provide students with extraordinary learning opportunities through their involvement in the school's co-curricular programme.
Learning technology is at the heart of our classrooms, with iPads used in students' daily lessons. ICT becomes a platform for our staff to renege in slow and visible thinking with the aim of encouraging our students to become creative and critical thinkers with a love of learning.
Our location in the rural-urban fringe also provides endless opportunities to expose students to innovative educational opportunities which are hard to achieve other than on our expansive campus.
Below is a list of benefits provided to the staff of Macarthur
• Staff mentoring and buddy system for new staff
• Induction programme that provides timely and detailed support for new staff
• Accreditation support for teachers seeking to become Proficient and for those in the maintenance stage of their accreditation.
• School fees reduction for children of permanent staff
• The School is a NESA approved provider of Professional Learning activities
• Community of Growth (COGS) professional learning platform for
• Professional Learning Forums in different formats weekly during term
• Annual staff research scholarships through the Beavis Fellowships
• Employee Assistance programme providing support in times of difficulty
• School-provided apple laptop for the duration of employment
• Free ’flu vaccinations
• Staff awards and recognition celebrating longstanding service of staff at the staff end of year luncheon provided by the School Council and at:
• Speech and Awards Night
• End of term thank you Morning Teas hosted by the Headmaster
• Salary packaging
• Choice of superannuation fund (nominated by the staff member)
• Generous treatment of leave applications in difficult circumstances
• A range of overseas travel opportunities on Study Tours and various Outreach Programmes.
Child safety is the primary concern at Macarthur
All staff at Macarthur require an Employee Working with Children Check application that has been verified by the School with the Office of the Children’s Guardian in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (NSW) (WWC Act) and clearance provided.
People who are a ‘Disqualified person’, meaning, a person disqualified under the WWC Act from holding a Clearance, because the person has been convicted of, or against whom proceedings have been commenced for, a disqualifying offence, cannot be employed at the School. A list of disqualifying offences is at Item 1 of Schedule 2 of the WWC Act.
Employment may no longer be offered and/or an engagement may be terminated by the School at any time:
- if you are subject to a bar from engaging in child-related work from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian or any other child-related employment screening agency as is in operation from time to time. This includes where:
- you are a Disqualified Person; or
- you have been refused a Clearance; or
- your Clearance has been cancelled; or
- you are subject to an interim bar; or
- if you are the subject of a risk assessment in accordance with the WWC Act; or
- if you fail, refuse or are unable to or falsely provide the undertaking in relation to Child Protection (Child Protection Undertaking) which is paragraph 11.1 of this letter at any time during your employment.