Educational Leadership: House Leader: Leading Teacher

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 11/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 23/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284344

Reference: 1284344

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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.

SC6     Demonstrated capacity to lead staff, students and parents/carers in building a strong, supportive and resilient house community which reflects the core elements of our Positive Education Program.


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.


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 of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  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 applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including VIT registration status.  Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.  To commence work at Geelong High School the successful applicant must have current registration with VIT.

Applications must include:

  1. A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  2. A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  3. The names and contact details of up to three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.

The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile


Geelong High School vision is:

Geelong High School is a positive and creative learning community that embraces its history and prepares students for life.  We are committed to:

  • Developing caring and respectful relationships;
  • Empowering people to realise their potential through effort, responsibility and teamwork;
  • Building healthy, resilient and productive global citizens

Our values are: 

  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T - Responsibility Effort Service Positivity Excellence Creativity Teamwork


Geelong High School is a Year 7 - 12 co-educational school located near the centre of Geelong "The City by the Bay", and adjacent to a significant parkland area.  Established in 1910, Geelong High School is one of the oldest secondary schools in the region.  It has a proud history, celebrating its centenary in 2010, and is held in high regard by the Geelong community. 

Current enrolment is approximately 950 students (maximum 975), drawn mainly from the nearby areas of East and South Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and across Geelong. 

The Leadership Team comprises a Principal, three Assistant Principals, the Business Manager, IT Manager and eight Leading Teachers. There are approximately 110 staff, of whom 75 are teaching staff. 

The school motto, VITAE NOS PARAT, which means “It” (the school) Prepares Us For Life, provides a basis for the total school curriculum, and there is a strong recognition within the school, that the various elements of the school community work in partnership to achieve optimum outcomes for all our students.  Students are supported and encouraged to reach their full academic and personal potential, through innovative and engaging teaching programs such as the Geelong Positive Engagement Program (GPEP), Respectful Relationships and Reading Plus.  In 2013 Geelong High School introduced Positive Education, based on the elements of positive psychology, to build a strong culture of optimism and growth mindset across the school.  

The Geelong High School curriculum comprises a core year 7 and 8 program (including Positive Education), a core and elective program across years 9 and 10, and the later years program where students may study a combination of VCE, VET, VCAL, and Australian School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs). 

The school has in recent years been granted $20.5 million for a major redevelopment of the entire campus which commenced during 2017.  Stage One, comprising a new Year 7 facility, music and dance rooms and a refurbished hall was completed in 2018.  Stage Two, comprising a new library, canteen, IT rooms, classrooms and administration, was completed in mid-2019.  A third and final stage saw our new arts facility and classrooms in the Vague and Winstanley wings completed in 2021.

The use of learning technologies in the classroom is a priority at Geelong High School with appropriate PD being offered to staff and a 5-year eLearning plan currently being implemented. The school has an extensive computer network that is continually evolving. The school is fully 1:1 with BYOD for years 7-12. 

Central to the structure and operation of the school is the house system. All students are actively involved in the house system and the student management and welfare of students is centred around this structure.  Student leadership is an integral part of the school culture. Leadership amongst students is actively encouraged and celebrated at all levels with students being given the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making processes of the school. Leadership opportunities come from a broad range of activities such as the School Captains, SRC, House Captaincy, Band Captains and Performing Arts, Green (Sustainability)Team. Geelong High School aims to build on strong community links and to be supportive of all members of its community. 

Educational Leadership: House Leader: Leading Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 23/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Steven Brown | 03 5225 4100

Educational Leadership: House Leader: Leading Teacher