Educational leadership Leading Teacher - Junior School / Transitions SA477

Educational leadership Leading Teacher - Junior School / Transitions SA477

18 Mar
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Victorian Government
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Melbourne

18 Mar

Victorian Government

Melbourne

Melbourne VIC



Reference: 1188573





Location Profile





Craigieburn Secondary College is situated 25 kilometres north of the city centre and is set on large, picturesque grounds shared with Craigieburn South Primary School. The College enjoys excellent grounds and facilities including a 300 seat Performing Arts Centre, Industrial Kitchen and a State of the Art Science Centre. The grounds include lawn and passive areas and astro-turf playing fields that incorporate basketball, volleyball, rugby, soccer, cricket and a running track. Traditional sporting facilities include a gymnasium, asphalt basketball courts and grassed football and soccer fields.





Knowing that education makes a significant difference to the lives of young people, our vision is 'to be an environment in which every student achieves their highest potential'. In this pursuit we have high expectations of students, teachers and parents and we provide structures and processes that facilitate the implementation of a consistent and rigorous student learning program.



Values fundamental to the College are Respect, Responsibility, Achievement and Community. The College provides a learning environment that is safe and supportive and encourages purposeful work, equal access to, and opportunity to achieve success in a challenging comprehensive curriculum at years 7 to 10. The School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework guides our practices across the college, ensuring positive relationships are established and nurtured between students, teachers and parents.



Demographics



The College has an SFOE of 0.6083. The current enrolment is 1084 students and growing steadily. There are four Principal class members, ten leading teachers and EFT eighty eight teaching staff and thirty three education support staff.



Craigieburn Secondary College has over forty different language backgrounds represented in our school community. We have an excellent EAL program and a multicultural aid in order to best assist second language students in their learning.



Other significant factors



There are numerous enrichment and support programs;



- Select entry enrichment and acceleration program (CEAP) that offers places to a limited number of highly capable and committed students who meet the academic rigours set by the program.

- Craigieburn High Achievers Club where aspirational and determined senior students can meet with each other and their teachers on a weekly basis to improve their study habits and achievement results.

- Literacy and Numeracy Fluency programs running for all Year 7 students

- Leadership programs including School and House captaincies, SRC, Advance program and the Alpine School.

- Student Engagement and Wellbeing programs such as Breakfast Club, a Homework club running four nights, Sporting teams and a Student Advisory Team which participates in College decision making.



Craigieburn Secondary College expects its students to work to the best of their ability, respect the rights of all others, to strive for excellence and to take pride in their work and their school.





Selection Criteria





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.





Role





Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range. The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.



Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.



Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.



Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.



Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.





Responsibilities





In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:





- Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities





- Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;





- Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;





- Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);





- Teaching demonstration lessons;





- Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;





- Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;





- Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;





- Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;





- Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;





- Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;





- Developing and managing the school code of conduct.





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





DET Values





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





Other Information





- 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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