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Allyson Gradidge

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Mobile: 0449.289-247
Home: 9899-9031
Physical Address: 3/14 Lorne Parade, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127
Email: agradidge@gmail.com

Employment

CRT Teaching, Melbourne, Various Schools Jul’09-


Present

• St Johns Catholic Primary School, Year 1,2,3,4


• St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Year 2/3/4/5
• St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School, Year 4/5
• Blessed Mary MacKillop Catholic School, Year 2/3/4/5
• St Peter Chanel CatholicPrimary School, Prep – Year 6
• St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Prep – Year 6

The Growing Tree Pre-Primary, Director, Johannesburg, South Africa


Aug’07 – Jun’09

I started my own kindergarten. The school was setup to cater for children between the
ages of 6 months to 5 years. The school received permission to accept 120 children. I
managed the day-to-day operations of the school, as well as teaching the children. The
school was very successful and was sold as a going concern to a retired teacher.

Assessment and Training Specialist, IEB, Johannesburg, South Africa


Apr’07-Jul’07

The Independent Examination Board (IEB) is an education and training provider


responsible for setting the private schools Grade 11 and 12 examination papers. The IEB
started a unit dedicated to the Adult Education training and development sector. The IEB
offered numerous training courses to adult learners and it was my responsibility to
coordinate these. This is the area where I was employed.

• Successfully provided specialist assessment expertise in design, development and


training to clients.
• Designed and development of high quality assessment tools for Adult Basic
Education and Training (ABET) Level 1-4.
• Offered professional support, guidance, liaisoning and monitoring of examiners
and moderators for quality assurance purposes.
• Review of Assessment Tools to ensure compliance with ABET examination
requirements.
• Project Management of project to update the User Guides in Human and Social
Sciences (HSS), Life Orientation (L/O), Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)
and Small Medium and Micro- Enterprises.
• Attended Adult Education conferences to ensure best practices and knowledge of
trends in Education, Training and Assessment Practice.

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits Enterprise), Trainer and Assessor


Feb’06 – Dec’06

Wits Enterprise provides short courses to students wishing to study whilst working. I
facilitated and assessed a group of 40 learners ranging in age from 22 to 35 years old. I
facilitated and assessed a unit standard based skills programme in Community
Development practice.

• Trained and assessed the course Community Development to 40 learners.


• Successfully planned and co-ordinated the course timetable.
• Administered daily attendance registers.
• Prepared weekly attendance reports and submitted to the Senior Project Manager.
• Ensured learners have necessary course material.
• Assessed assignments and work portfolios.
• Worked closely with learners’ workplace manager.
• Completed workplace assessments.
• Gave weekly feedback to the Senior Project Manager regarding the course
progress and delivery.
• Write comprehensive progress reports with recommendations on future course
delivery.
• Compile all material to submit to Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) or
Training Course Accreditation.

SESTO Training (PTY) LTD, Trainer, Assessor, Moderator, South Africa Jan’04 –
Jan’06

SESTO is a registered training provider with the Services SETA.I trained and assessed
various skills development programmes to adult learners varying in age from about 25-45
years old.

Facilitated, Assessed and Moderated on the following courses:

• National Certificate: Customer Management (NQF 4)


• National Certificate: Business Administration Services (NQF 4)
• National Certificate: Generic Business Administration (NQF3)
• National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging (NQF 3)
University of Johannesburg- Honours Degree Education Training and Development

Jan 03-Dec 03

Fairways Primary School Johannesburg, Year 1 Teacher, South Africa Jan’01-

Dec’02

• Implemented the new Outcomes Based Learning Curriculum.


• Performed continuous assessments on learners.
• Conducted Parent Teacher Interviews each term.
• Completed progress reports for learners.
• Attended weekly planning sessions to ensure planning was in line with the new
Outcomes Based Learning Approach.
• Remedial Teacher for Year 2 and 3.
• Attended weekly meetings with principal and all school staff.
• Attended weekly planning sessions

Knightsbridge College, Year 1 Teacher, Durban, South Africa

Jan’00 - Dec’00

• Implemented the new Outcomes Based Learning Curriculum.


• Attended course: Implementing the New Outcomes Based Learning.
• Designed assessment tools for Outcomes Based Learning.
• Submitted Planning Files to Head of Department for review.
• Performed continuous assessments on learners.
• Conducted parent-teacher interviews each term.
• Completed progress reports for each learner.
• Attended weekly staff meetings.
• Attended weekly planning sessions.

Wood End Infants School, Year 1 Teacher, London, UK


Sept’99 - Dec’99

• Attended Professional Development courses for National Literacy Strategy and


National Numeracy Strategy.
• Implemented the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy.
• Planned weekly with year group staff.
• Provided a safe and secure environment for pupils.
• Planned weekly for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
• Had regular meetings with Language and Speech Therapists to discuss progress of
learners.
• Planned and presented a Curriculum Evening for parents focusing on National
Literacy and Numeracy Strategy.
• Produced resources and assessment tools for classroom use.
• Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic School, Prep Teacher, UK


Jan’99 - Jul’99

• Teaching methodologies supported and enhanced the Catholic ethos of the school.
• Presented class assemblies for both staff and parents.
• Developed positive relationship with parents.
• Provided a secure and happy environment.
• Involved parents in children’s learning.
• Planned Weekly with reception staff.
• Excellent attendance and punctuality.
• Committed and hardworking.

Tyssen Primary School, Prep Teacher, London, UK


Jan’98 - Oct’98

• Planned and prepared reception class for Office for Standards in Education
(OFSTED) inspection
• Ensured all planning was done in consultation with all reception staff
• Presented a maths lesson for OFSTED inspection
• Received positive feedback on planning, resources, learner involvement and
control of behaviour
• Created a happy and secure environment
• Regularly performed yard duty according to roster
• Excellent attendance and punctuality

Education and Qualifications Completed


Sparks Estate Secondary School
Matriculation

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Higher Diploma in Education Junior Primary (Cum Laude)

University of Johannesburg
B Ed Honours Degree (Adult Education ,Training and Development) (Cum Laude)

Varsity College
Diploma in Human Resource Management and Training (Cum Laude)

Current Studies

University of South Africa


Psychology Degree (3rd Year)

Registered Bodies
• South African Council of Educators (SACE)
• Victoria Institute of Teaching (Current Police and Working with children’s check)
No:351170
Computer Skills

• Word (2003/2007)
• Excel (2003/2007)
• Power Point (2003/2007)

Other Achievements
• INSET (UK) Training 1999
• National Literacy Strategy
• National Writing Strategy
• National Numeracy Strategy
• Awarded Dean Commendation at University of Kwazulu- Natal for outstanding
academic performance
Referees:
Mr Anthony McCluskey
Principal
Blessed Mary MacKillop Primary School
(T) 9367-6199
(E) principal@mmkeilordowns.catholic.edu.au

Mr Adrian Glasby
Principal
St Paul’s Kealba School
(T) 9366-6033
(E) principal@spkealba.catholic.edu.au

Parish Priest
Father Tony Hicks
Our Holy Redeemer, Surrey Hills,Melbourne
(T) 9890-2510