We are our culture


‘We work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent from the diversity the world offers – our ability to be competitive and to thrive depends on it. Building a diverse Caulfield Grammar School where every employee is valued is one of the ways we succeed together.’

Jayne Hart – Director People and Culture

We have a defined and visibly positive culture.


We have a defined and visibly positive culture.

Our culture is defined by our values which have been established through inclusive engagement with all our employees.

Our values articulate the behaviours associated with each value. This ensures our distinctive working environment is lived and felt every day by enabling us to deliver our vision and embed our strategy.

Our culture is positive and alive; demonstrated by what we expect of ourselves and each other every day. It creates trust, builds relationships and encourages positive team dynamics.

We are a place to grow


‘There is nothing more important to me than leading a school where everybody can genuinely find their own path, be themselves and thrive.’

Ashleigh Martin – Principal

Caulfield Grammar School is a place where we can be authentic, where everyone is valued, where the contributions of all are acknowledged and our leaders inspire with their actions.

Caulfield Grammar School is unparalleled in the breadth of local and international professional experiences and diverse employment opportunities afforded to both educators and professionals across our five campuses.

Learning
outcomes


Each of our 1000 employees have more than a job at Caulfield Grammar School; they have a career.

  • We are an inclusive, connected community, in which we value each other
  • We provide enviable compensation and benefits
  • We have a defined culture of visible wellbeing, values and behaviours
  • We are widely recognised for our innovative vision in education, professional development, and teaching and learning programs
  • We are dedicated to maintaining pace with a world that our educators and learners live in today and will work in tomorrow
  • We provide extensive professional development programs
  • We are on an audacious growth trajectory

We practice quality teaching and learning


A distinguishing feature of Caulfield Grammar School’s approach to quality teaching is to provide weekly, strategic professional development for all teaching staff.

Why? Because research indicates that the biggest influence on your child’s learning outcomes is the quality of the teacher and their teaching practice.

Caulfield Grammar School does not stop at providing innovative learning programs for its learners; it also provides them for its staff, to complement and enhance the learning programs.


We recognise that the greatest impact we can make is through the provision of quality teachers and quality professional staff. Therefore, with a focus on evidence-based quality teaching experiences, all teachers are engaged in a comprehensive professional development program which incorporates weekly professional learning sessions.

Teachers and professional staff work with their leadership team to develop an annual professional and personal development plan and are regularly appraised by their colleagues, learners and themselves.

Our professional development is shaped by our long-standing formative practice foundation, and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Standards.


Formative practice refers to the process of creating effective teaching and learning. Our model of formative practice sees teachers and learners actively engaged in the construction of their learning, with a focus on deep thinking and improvement. Teachers draw on a body of international education research about what constitutes the most effective teaching and learning with a focus on ‘How’ they teach and ‘What’ learners will learn.

Every member of our teaching staff is introduced to our FOCUSED (formative practice) model of learning, a practice that actively engages both staff and learners in their own learning. This foundation is arguably the most comprehensive undertaking of any school in Australia and is grounded in current educational research identifying the most effective teaching and learning strategies.

Maintaining our commitment to foundation work on formative practice, our FOCUSED model provides the lens through which we have designed our curriculum and assessment practices.


This model is designed to develop teacher agility and student agency by continuously improving feedback, ownership, collaboration, understanding students, ubiquitous use of technology, specific learning intentions, experiential learning opportunities and data-informed success criteria.

Teachers are encouraged to regularly observe one another’s classroom practice across learning areas and share their strategies to design effective learning environments to maximise learning. Ultimately formative practice empowers learners to understand their own learning, to be active participants in their learning – able to express their thinking openly, share and critique one another’s understandings, fostering responsible, active learners.

We welcome you to explore career opportunities with us


See our Employment Opportunities

Thank you for taking the time to find out what inspires our educators and professionals to see if we are the place for you to grow and contribute.

If you have a passion for life, are an exceptional educator and professional who thrives in a collaborative, creative culture then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Eligibility


All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.

Caulfield Grammar School is a Child Safe organisation. Our recruitment and selection process will involve a rigorous background check. All teaching staff must hold current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional and support staff must maintain a current Employment Working with Children Check.

View the Caulfield Grammar School Child Safety Policy.

Caulfield Grammar School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.