Keysborough College is a multi-campus school with campuses in Keysborough (Acacia Campus) and Springvale South (Banksia Campus). Both campuses offer programs for students in years 7-12 with an organizational structure arranged around Junior and Senior Villages on each site. Enrolments in the College stand at around 1800 and are growing. The College also has an International Students Program.
Our values of Respect, Excellence and Diversity are strongly promoted across the college and our College Vision states: Keysborough College is committed to excellence by raising the achievements of all of our students.
The school community will provide an environment that enables them to achieve their personal best in each of their intellectual, creative, sporting and social pursuits.
Through their voice and leadership, our students will be encouraged to make a difference by being active participants in their community. They will have the ability to succeed independently in life and empowered to achieve their ambitions.
At Keysborough College we promote teaching and learning that is collaborative, technology rich, reflective, purposeful and personalised that prepares students for our rapidly changing world. Our pedagogical model - the Keysborough Learning Framework - is based on Dr Jane Pollock’s GANAG lesson planning schema and Marzano’s High Yield Strategies. We have a strong emphasis on teaching teams, whether those teams be across subjects within a year level (Years 7-9) or within a subject across year levels (Years 10 -12). Student achievement and engagement is similar to like school groups and retention is high. Our student population is culturally and linguistically diverse and characterised by families of high SFOE.
There has been significant building work on both campuses since 2011 with the construction of two Junior Village neighbourhoods, a Senior Village neighbourhood and a purpose built STEM Centre on each Campus. Construction or refurbishment of other specialist facilities on both campuses will be completed by the end of 2018.
SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
SC2 Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.
SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.
SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.
All Lead Teacher leadership positions will carry the primary tag of Educational Leadership. Each position will have secondary tag that carries specific areas of responsibility.
Roles and Responsibilities expected of Leading Teachers
Each Lead Teacher will
- Be responsible for coordinating a specific area within the College.
- Have responsibility for overseeing the implementation of College policies and programs in relation to staff, student and curriculum management.
- Share responsibility for strategic plan development, leading staff teams in school self-evaluation and the analysis of annual report data.
- Provide leadership and support to enable all teachers to improve their teaching through the use of informed feedback data from a range of sources
- Be responsible for ensuring that relevant data is collected and analysed to allow for the continuous improvement of programs.
- Be responsible for completing the performance reviews of a number of staff members, most likely those within their area of particular responsibility.
- Carry out any other duties as required by the College Principal
The Lead Teacher will work with relevant key stakeholders and report to the College Principal through their involvement in some of the following teams:
- College Leadership Team (all Principal Class plus Leading Teachers)
- Campus Leadership Teams
- Sub School Leadership Team
- Student Leadership Teams
- Curriculum Teams
- Their designated Portfolio Team
The main focus of this role is to lead curriculum teams to oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the school's curriculum program in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum, VCAA, and the Strategic Plan. The College Curriculum Manger will liaise with relevant staff members and committees across the college to ensure a consistent and coherent approach to curriculum development, documentation, assessment and reporting procedures across the College.
This leader will work with other members of the Leadership Team as well as specific Learning Specialists to coordinate the Professional Learning Community program in the College.
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Demonstrate and model outstanding classroom teaching skills and support other teachers to continually improve teaching and learning.
- To have the skills required to act as an Instructional Leader in the development and implementation of the schools Professional Learning Community program and the implementation of Professional Learning Teams.
- Analyse, monitor and provide strategic advice on the improvement of student outcomes based on relevant data and information
- Promote the use of peer observation data to drive improvement
Community Engagement in Learning
- Liaise as necessary with specialist staff within and from outside the school
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associated primary schools to develop consistent approaches to learning.
- Oversee the identification of, and curriculum response to, the wide range of student learning needs, including programs for enhancement, remediation, integration and acceleration.
- Coordinate the writing and publishing on the College intranet, of all curriculum policies, all curriculum handbooks and the distribution and filing of major curriculum materials.
- Provide leadership and support to enable all teachers to use data from a range of sources to improve student outcomes in their classes
- Act as a peer coach/mentor to other teachers.
- Engage in appropriate professional development at a school, regional and central level.
Who May Apply
Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx
- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
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