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Leading Teacher - Educational Leadership (WSSC) (Leading Teacher Range 3)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 28/01/2030

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1415035

Reference: 1415035

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

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 ability to build upon and extend a whole community approach based on strong and respectful partnerships where the focus in on excellence in teaching and learning and building high aspirations and expectations for all; including students, their families and staff in the context of Wodonga Federation of Government Schools

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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

Other Information

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. The school¿s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school¿s website.

Thirty Seven Leading Teacher positions are being advertised simultaneously. Ten at the Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC), Twenty at the Brockley Street Campus of the Wodonga Senior Secondary College (WSSC) and Seven covering the four campuses of the North East Flexible Learning Centre Network (NEFLN).

Applicants need to apply for one position at each of the Schools to be considered for all positions being advertised for that location.  Applicants who have been successful at more than more than one location will be contacted to discuss their preferred location prior to publication of successful provisional appointments.  

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

These positions will have a 7-12 focus and will be based at either Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC), Wodonga Senior Secondary College (WSSC) or the North East Flexible Learning Network (NEFLN).

There is a concentrated focus on communication, cooperation and transition between all schools to foster strong links with neighbourhood feeder primary schools and tertiary providers. The Wodonga Federation of Government schools ensures that this communication and cooperation happens between all schools within Wodonga.

Wodonga Middle Years College is a supportive teaching and learning environment where student needs and backgrounds are reflected in the learning and design of the school. The clear strategic intention is to maximize opportunities for all students by developing their talents and challenging them to have high aspirations so they achieve their potential and become logical, self aware, collaborative and inquisitive. Importantly, Wodonga Middle Years College seeks to develop skills and competencies so students are well prepared for future study in the next stage of their education.

Formed in 2006, Wodonga Middle Years College (WMYC) caters for over 1000 students in Years 7 to 9 on three campuses: Felltimber, Huon and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School.

The development of one Middle Years College is providing the flexibility associated with larger schools while still maintaining opportunities for the development of strong relationships and knowledge of student needs that is enhanced in smaller schools.  The College also provides unique opportunities for teachers to develop extensive teaching expertise in this important stage of schooling - the middle years.

The College has created opportunities for teachers who wish to accept the exciting challenge of teaching in a uniquely authentic middle school program that develops high expectations and levels of engagement and which can make real differences to the lives and aspirations of young people.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College with an enrolment in Years 10,11 and 12 of 850 students offers the greatest choice for senior secondary education in Wodonga and the ability to enable all students to choose their individually suited pathways for success. Our aim is to provide all students with the maximum opportunity for personal and academic growth in a supportive environment, one specially designed to advance students in their later secondary years.

Through our programs all students are provided with personal counselling and careers information to assist in the transition from school to the years beyond, from Tertiary education choices, apprenticeships, traineeships to job preparation. The options open to our students have no bounds.

Students have access to the widest range of VCE, VM and VET specialist teachers and facilities in Wodonga, an adult work environment, and the broadest mix of sport, music, drama and art extra-curricula activities ever offered in the Wodonga area.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College is committed to maximising the potentials of each of our students.

North East Victoria Flexible Learning Network is part of  WSSC and has campuses in Wodonga, Benalla, Seymour and Shepparton. All young people should be able to thrive in mainstream school however we know that for a small percentage of students this is not always possible. Flexible Learning Centres provide educational opportunities for young people who have disengaged from school or where a mainstream school learning environment is seen to be inappropriate to meet the young person¿s needs.

 

Most young people would like to be attending an educational setting and learning. With the  strong belief that ¿students will give the best that they have got¿, in other words, if they could do better at school, they would.  The intention of our Flexible Learning Centres is to re-introduce students to learning to the extent that they are able to be successful, to build upon these successes, to develop their learning potential and plan for a successful adult pathway.

 

 

All eight campuses and sites operate and firmly believe in our guiding motto:  Every student, Every Opportunity, Success for All.

For more information about the schools in the local area please see:

Wodonga Federation of Government Schools ¿ Government Education in Wodonga

Leading Teacher - Educational Leadership (WSSC) (Leading Teacher Range 3)

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 28/01/2030

Job classification:

Leading Teacher Range 3

Contact:

David Whitehead | 02 6043 7500

Leading Teacher - Educational Leadership (WSSC) (Leading Teacher Range 3)