We've made a few changes to the way we recruit our temporary teachers. From Term 2, 2019, mandatory classroom observations will take place for all teachers who secure temporary employment for one term or more in our state schools.
Curriculum leaders from the school, such as principals or deputy principals, will conduct the classroom observations and have one-on-one conversations with teachers to discuss strengths and opportunities to improve your teaching practice.
Observation notes will be stored electronically as the Exit Summary and Observation Report (ESOR) which will be used by principals and recruitment teams as an additional tool during recruitment and selection processes.
Observed teachers will have access to their ESOR, which you can use as a professional feedback statement when applying or being considered for future employment opportunities.
How many observations are required?
A minimum of one observation and corresponding report must be completed for each temporary engagement of one term or more at the one school location.
What's the benefit?
Classroom observations and the resulting report assist temporary teachers with your professional development. The reports will also help us understand your skills, capabilities and professional practice framework so we're better able to assess you for suitable future vacancies.
You'll have read-only and print access to your reports and may present them to principals as a professional feedback statement when applying or being considered for future employment opportunities.