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Leading Teacher - English

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1288807

Reference: 1288807

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

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

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 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

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.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

The Grange P-12 College is a multi-campus school located in Hoppers Crossing in the outer Western Suburbs of Melbourne in the growth corridor of the City of Wyndham.  The College is culturally diverse, with our students coming from 58 countries and speaking over 60 languages.

The College has successfully implemented the School Wide Positive Behaviours Framework (SWPB) and the values of Respect, Learning and Working Together are embedded in our practice.  We have embedded Marzano’s High Reliability Schools’ Teaching and Learning Framework across P-12, which provides a highly structured and explicit approach to Teaching and Learning.  All staff utilise the Four-Part Lesson Plan, High Impact Teaching Practices and differentiated teaching plans.

All teaching staff are members of a Professional Learning Community who work collectively to develop curriculum and analyse data to ensure work is at an appropriate level for all students.  Our focus is to ensure each student is successful at school and is able to complete Year 12, progressing to their chosen pathway in either tertiary study, training or full-time work. 

We have a Sports Science Academy Program specialising in Rugby, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket and Gymnastics.  This program operates from Year 4 onwards with pathway partnerships around Sport Science and tertiary institutions.   We are currently completing Capital works program to provide extensive facilities for the Sports Science Program.  Similarly, building works are completed to support a developing Performing Arts Program.

The College offers Performing and Visual Arts, Music, Sport, Language (Hindi) and ICT (Virtual Reality facility), There is also a High Achievers Program from Year 7 to 12 and we continue with a Voice coach for both Callistemon and Deloraine Campuses.  This will further strengthen our Performing Arts development.

The Grange P-12 College offers smooth transitions through the various stages of schooling: P-4; 5-8 and 9-12.  Students moving into Prep are immersed in a strong transition program, providing a seamless orientation program into school from kindergarten, day care or home.  All students have access to a well-resourced pathways program from Year 4.   A range of intervention programs also exist across the College to support student learning as well as individual learning plans for students in Year P-6.  All Year 6 students undertake a weekly elective program at the Secondary Campus to familiarise and establish highly supportive transition to Year 7

There are many options in the later years of schooling for VCE, VCAL and VET.  Students in Year 10 can access vocational and VCE programs and we are well resourced with a Trade Training Centre focused on automotive studies, as well as VET courses in Hospitality and Hairdressing.

The Grange P-12 College has a supportive and encouraging ethos enabling students to engage in a sense of belonging within our school community.  Similarly, staff are highly supported by well-resourced Sub School Teams, Wellbeing Teams and Professional Learning Communities. This year we will be introduced a Year 9 Inspire Program to develop student confidence, resilience and focused academic preparation for senior years of schooling. The program encourages active student participation via outdoor education camps, engagement with local community, a range guest and programs to develop positive relationships with community.  Similarly, the DET Marrung strategy strongly supports engagement, positive attendance and pathways planning for our Koorie students.

Our College is compliant with The Victorian Governments Child Safe Standards. The Grange P-12 College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.  This is the primary focus of our care and decision making.  The Grange P-12 College has zero tolerance for child abuse. The Grange 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 regarding decisions affecting their lives.  Particular attention is 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 The Grange P-12 College has a responsibility to understand the importance and specific role  they play individually and collectively to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

At The Grange P – 12 College our school community aims to provide all students with an educational setting that:

•             Is engaging, challenging and caters for individual needs

•             Is safe and promotes positive wellbeing

•             Meets individual academic and pastoral needs and prepares students for higher education and/or employment

•             Promotes participation and empowerment of children. Develops effective communication skills, promotes a sense of belonging to our community

•             Is underpinned by our College Values of Respect, Learning and Working Together.

The following initiatives support our aims:

•             A strong focus on building high-level skills in Literacy and Numeracy across The College P-12 and specialised classes to cater for individual learning needs, including MYLNS and TLI Programs.

.       PLC structures across the College P-12 support and drive common teacher practice.

.       Inclusive Support Program P-12 - Rainbow (P-2) Gold (3-6) Deloraine (7-12) that provide targeted individual learning and engagement programs for both PSDMs and unfunded students with additional needs

•             An  innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Program that encompasses students solving complex problems by working collaboratively on projects that utilises leading edge technologies such as

        coding, robotics, 3D printing etc. at our Callistemon Campus

•             A specialised program focusing on Sports and Science. Students will experience highly individualised programs around Soccer, Volleyball and Rugby. These specialised programs will be supported via relationships with sports

       clubs and Deakin and Victoria Universities. Students are offered specialised electives tailored around: Exercise Science, Health and Wellbeing, Human Movement and Sports Science. All of these programs are designed to

       lead into VET, VCAL and VCE Study.

•             We maintain strong partnerships with the National Rugby League and Rugby Victoria to develop an elite coaching program for students from Years 4-12 and this year developed a relationship with Western United Soccer

        Club.

•             Students engage in our Athletes Development Program two mornings per week

•             A highly effective “School Wide Positive Behaviour Program” across Preps to Year 12. School Counsellors are embedded across the College

•             A comprehensive Information Technology program that has created a more dynamic learning environment.

•             A High Achievers Program (HAP) Program from Year 7-10 is designed to enrich and extend students learning. This year, the College introduced a new program for Year 9 students focusing on increased engagement with

        school, as well as targeted literacy and numeracy strategies. In addition, the College continues to address the learning needs of students performing below expected levels, via literacy and numeracy interventions.

•             A language program encompassing the Hindi culture at Years Prep – 8.

Leading Teacher - English

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

David Smillie | 0439 105 949

Leading Teacher - English