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Head of School - Secondary

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1317988

Reference: 1317988

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

  • Oversee the implementation of expected teaching approaches and classroom management strategies to ensure students remain engaged in education.
  • In collaboration with Wellbeing Leaders, 7-9 and/or 10-12, and Additional Education Needs Leaders, 7-9 and/or 10-12 to identify and ensure that learning and behaviour/wellbeing plans are developed, implemented and reviewed.
  • Facilitate Student Support Group Meetings and Professional Care Team meetings.
  • When misbehaviour warrants consequences, liaise with appropriate support staff to implement consequences, and when appropriate recommend suspensions to AP1 Behaviour Management
  • Build staff capacity to manage behaviour and wellbeing concerns.
  • In collaboration with Pedagogy and PL Leaders, 7-9 and/or 10-12, build staff capacity to motivate students, engage students with their learning and consequently enhance student learning outcomes and academic results.
  • In collaboration with Wellbeing Leaders, 7-9 and/or 10-12, and other relevant school leaders, provide internal and external support structures and services that cater for all students.
  • Oversees the Year Level Coordinator team and Support staff to ensure that students are in class and ready to learn.
  • Contributes to the development and review of AIP priorities.
  • Foster partnerships with all key stakeholders within the Manor Lakes P-12 school community
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal.

 

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 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

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

VIT LANTITE

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

Manor Lakes P-12 College opened in 2009 and is located in Minindee Rd, Wyndham Vale. The college currently has an enrolment of 3000  students. The enrolment is expected to stabilise and possibly decline in the primary years (additional primary schools opening in the neighbouring area) and to continue to increase at secondary level. The backgrounds of our students reflect a cultural and socio-economic diversity. The college has a Student Family Occupation (SFO) of 0.552 which indicates that there is a level of disadvantage within our community. Approximately 16% of our student population come from a language background other than English. 

The vision of Manor Lakes P-12 College is `Dream, Believe, Achieve'. The college aspires to create a vibrant and harmonious community of learners who have a confident belief in their ability to learn, grow and succeed.

We strive to provide the best possible education for our students and support for our staff.  The philosophy of our teaching practice is focussed on students’ learning needs, and this is backed by current research about how students learn.

The College aims for an inclusive and welcoming culture for all families and students within our Designated Neighbourhood Area. We have established a number of programs and structures to provide appropriate learning environments and programs for all students including students with additional learning needs, complex and/or multiple disabilities. 

The college has developed partnerships with local and wider community agencies and organisations.  We have partnerships with the Smith Family, Wyndham City Council and various educational settings (e.g. Wyndham Community and Education Centre) and higher education settings (e.g. Victoria University – Early University Program, Melbourne University Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship program, Latrobe University – Intern and Monash University program). Our Sports Academy has affiliations with the NRL and Melbourne Storm, North Melbourne FC, Werribee FC, and Western Jets, Western United in the ASL and Melbourne United in the NBL.

The College has, and will continue to have, a relentless focus of continuous improvement in all aspects of College life, particularly focussing on improving learning outcomes for all students.  All staff are members of Professional Learning Teams and School Improvement Teams which focus on using data and evidence to identify areas to improve, and will work towards achieving goals as set out in the college’s Strategic Plan.

All new staff to Manor Lakes P-12 College participate in a comprehensive induction program which clearly outlines the college vision, expectations and pedagogical approaches.  Regular communication with all members of the community is achieved through keeping the college website, newsletters, Facebook, Compass, face to face meetings and information sessions and forums.  

Another building is about to be commenced consisting of 16 additional secondary classrooms.  In addition to the new build, we have 18 relocatable buildings that house 34 classroom spaces across both primary and secondary sectors. These are in addition to permanent classroom and specialist buildings as well as staff offices, staff rooms and administration areas. The outside areas of the College are substantially upgraded and a grounds development plan ensures a systematic approach to further grounds improvement. 

Our staff are committed to enhancing their skills and developing their capacity as teachers by involving themselves in professional learning opportunities (external and internal), coaching, mentoring, and being actively involved in Professional Learning Teams and the Professional Learning Community. 

The College is committed to developing, maintaining and sustaining relationships between the school and home through events such as: Open Classrooms, Celebrations of Learning, Parent Helpers, Parent Information sessions, Community Forums, Year level celebrations such as Year 12 graduation, and Performing Arts showcases such as the Big Day Out, and Western Edge Youth Arts.

Manor Lakes P-12 College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making.

Manor Lakes P-12 College has zero tolerance for child abuse.

 

Manor Lakes P-12 College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in Manor Lakes P-12 College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role that they play individually and collectively to ensure that they wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make. 

 

 

 

Head of School - Secondary

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Stephen Warner | 03 9741 4202

Head of School - Secondary