Leader of Junior School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Kew VIC 3101, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1231891
Location Kew High School
Department Kew High School
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Leading Teacher Range 3
Apply By 07/28/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/27/2025
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Mrs Ruchi Patel
Phone 03 9092 7500
School Website www.kew.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Kew High School is a high-performing co-educational school located in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The school was established in 1963 and continues to proudly provide an outstanding holistic education to students of the local community. In 2020, Kew High School was comprised of 1120 students and 105 full-time equivalent staff. The staff includes three Principal Class members, approximately 80 equivalent full-time teachers and 25 education support staff. The school prioritises high expectations and places students at the centre of a comprehensive learning and teaching program.

The Kew High School motto is ASPIRE, STRIVE, ACHIEVE, and the values of the school are embedded in the first word of the motto, ASPIRE. Students and staff are intentionally and actively guided by the values of Accountability, Social Equity, Participation, Integrity, Respect and Excellence in all aspects of school life. These school values inform the agreed learning behaviours in classroom norms, they underpin our positive behaviours framework, and they are consistently reflected in the broad co-curricular programs across the school.

Kew High School is a culturally diverse community, with more than 30 different cultural backgrounds represented among local students. Our well-established International Student Program adds to this diversity.

In 2020, Kew High School received $10.8m as part of the Victorian School Building Authority’s Capital Works Program for the construction of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) building. The new building is being constructed throughout 2021 and will be ready for students to begin learning in an innovative new environment at the beginning of 2022.

Kew High School is committed to child safety. For Kew High School's Child Safe Code of Contact and Statement of Commitment please see www.kew.vic.edu.au

Information For Applicants
The application needs to list three referees with an email addresses and phone numbers supplied. Applicants need to be aware that other referees other than those nominated may be contacted.

Tenure: 3 Year

Time-fraction: Full time

Role Title:  Leader of Junior School

For more information regarding Kew High School please visit www.kew.vic.edu.au

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:

  1. Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  2. Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  3. Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  4. Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  5. Teaching demonstration lessons;
  6. Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  7. Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  8. Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  9. Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  10. Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  11. Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  12. 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.