Teacher expectations

Teachers are the backbone of each school community. As a teacher, your responsibilities centre upon planning, preparing and delivering effective learning and teaching programs for every student in your allocated classes. You also have an important role in contributing to school planning and objectives and assisting with the management of school resourcing.

Every teacher is responsible for the following activities and tasks:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs in line with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Maintain competency and current knowledge of relevant curriculum programs.
  • Create supportive learning environments and effective behaviour management practices.
  • Provide for the physical, social, cultural and emotional wellbeing and safety of students while at school and assist in their progression towards effective citizenship.
  • Assess students for developmental, feedback and reporting purposes.
  • Maintain student records and samples of work and report on student performance to students, parents, the department and other stakeholders as required.
  • Participate in the collaborative development and evaluation of the curriculum and regularly monitor, through observation and evaluation, the effectiveness of the teaching program.
  • Participate in school decision making processes and professional development.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships between the school and community in keeping with the department's Conditions of Employment for Classroom Teachers, the Code of Conduct for the Queensland public service, and the Queensland College of Teachers Code of Ethics.
  • Complete the department's mandatory induction program.

To apply to become a teacher, you’ll also need to meet the eligibility requirements.

Last updated 08 March 2017

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