The purpose of Teaching and Learning Services is to lead and manage policy development, strategic directions, resourcing and specialist professional support for learning and teaching services within and across schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
The focus is on improving the learning outcomes of all students who attend diocesan schools through teaching practices and processes that are evidence based, data-informed, inclusive and focused on student wellbeing.
Personnel in the three teams of Curriculum, Learning Technologies and Student Support, work collaboratively to ensure the school and student learning and teaching priorities are appropriately delivered, resourced and aligned with the system strategic goals for education.
Key accountabilities include:
- Providing support, advice and professional development across all curriculum areas K-12
- Enhancing student and staff engagement with learning, teaching and school operations through effective use of learning technologies.
- Providing access to a range of activities, professional development opportunities, support services and information resources that encourage student wellbeing in our Catholic schools.
- Assisting schools in providing learning support structures and processes for students with diverse learning needs
- Providing counselling support to all diocesan schools
- Implementing government-funded targeted programs across a range of areas including National Partnerships, English as a Second Language (ESL), Community Languages, Australian Government Quality Teaching Program (AGQTP), Road Safety and Drug Education, Aboriginal Education initiatives, and Vocational Education.