Leading Teacher - Engagement Leader (Leading Teacher Range 3)

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 28/09/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1367324

Reference: 1367324

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

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 evidence of impact in relation to your preferred portfolio/s. (see responsibilities below)


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.


Crusoe College has four Leading Teachers who are Engagement Leaders. The responsibilities of the Engagement Leaders at Crusoe College include but is not limited to the following areas:

·         Model College values in all dealings with members of the college and broader community.

·         Model, support and provide opportunities for staff to improve their capacity to deliver effective teaching and learning programs to all students in line with the High Impact Teaching Strategies and the Crusoe Model Lesson.

·         Contribute to whole school decision making and liaise with other members of the College leadership team to develop consistent strategic responses to school issues, reinforce the College purpose and values, implement agreed policies and procedures, develop the leadership capacity of self and others including students.

·         Coach and support staff members to trial and reflect upon identified engagement strategies and processes in their classroom through the use of modelling, peer observations and learning walks.

·         Guide and support the work of Community Leaders, who have a key responsibility for running our Communities as well as managing and responding to student behavior..

·         Participate in professional learning to develop leadership skills.

Engagement Leaders will also have a college-wide portfolio in one of four areas:

  • Attendance and voice

Leadership of Crusoe College¿s Student Council.

Implementation of a college-wide student activities program.

Leadership of the college-wide attendance process.

Provide additional support for Daily Organisation as needed.

  • Student Transition

Leadership of the Junior and Senior Transition teams.

Overseeing the Work Experience and SWL program.

Implementing the Morrisby Profiling process.

Developing and overseeing a 7-10 Careers Program.

  • Classroom and Community

Implementing eLearning programs across the college.

Providing opportunities for extension and enrichment of all students.

Updating and maintaining the Crusoe College Website.

Managing the college¿s social media portfolio.

Organising appropriate guest speakers for students across years 7-10.

  • College Programs

Continuing the implementation of the Berry Street Education Model, in partnership with the appropriate Learning Specialist.

Overseeing the running of Crusoe College¿s Reengagement Program (Hands on Learning).

Further developing the Respectful Relationships curriculum.

Overseeing the implementation of Restorative Practices across the college.

Developing and implementing the Advisory Curriculum.

Applicants are invited to apply for one or more of the portfolios. Through KSC 6, applicants are asked to provide an example which demonstrates evidence of their leadership in their preferred portfolio. If an applicant has multiple preferred portfolios, an example for each should be provided.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

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).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@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:

 Child Safe Standards: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’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 DE values is available at:


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

Crusoe College is a 7-10 Secondary College in the Bendigo region. Formerly known as Kangaroo Flat Secondary College, it was merged with the Golden Square Secondary College and undertook a name change and major upgrade of facilities in 2008. The goals of the College include the target that students will make at least one year of learning growth for each year they are at school. This can only be achieved if teachers, students, and families are working together to create an environment where learning is the priority. To enable this culture to be reinforced, teachers have a strong focus from the start of the year on encouraging students in attending school every day in the correct uniform, being in class on time, bringing the required equipment and resources, paying attention to the instructions of teachers and making the effort to complete the required learning tasks. We ask parents to support us by reinforcing to students that school expectations exist to help promote achievements and should be adhered to in all circumstances.

Leading Teacher - Engagement Leader (Leading Teacher Range 3)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Leading Teacher Range 3


Breeanna McKern | 0401 807 704

Leading Teacher - Engagement Leader (Leading Teacher Range 3)