Leading Teacher - Head of Sub School

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/01/2026

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336775

Reference: 1336775

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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.


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

Forest Hill College has two Sub Schools: Middle Years (7-9) and Later Years (10-12)

The Leader of each Sub School will be an outstanding leader of students, programs and staff.  They will be responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the Sub-School and for the overall learning, engagement and wellbeing of students

  • Develop maintain and regularly review College and DET policy relating to students engagement:

  • Review, evaluate and respond (set targets) to data related to student learning, engagement and wellbeing.

  • Develop a comprehensive action plan for the Sub-School that is in alignment with the School's strategic intent and DET directions.

  • Oversee  implementation of the College Learning Culture and ensure that the College Learning Culture is adhered to by students and staff

  • Develop, document and maintain processes and procedures to support the implementation of the learning culture and develop a culture of high expectations

  • Establish clear expectations and protocols for the Year Level Leaders when dealing with students

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and care givers to enable them to engage in and support the learning of students in the Sub School

  • Lead, staff and students to ensure that quality programs and events are a focus of the Sub School and College Culture

  • Work with the Program Leaders and Wellness Leader to ensure a high level of support for students through appropriate student management, course  modification, counselling and pastoral care

  • Lead the implementation of the Semester Exam periods for the Sub School

  • VCAA responsibilities

  • Lead the successful implementation of the College's Course Selection processes.

  • Set agendas for team meetings, provide agendas, materials and minutes for meetings and monitor staff attendance at required meetings

  • Manage student enrolment into the Sub School and maintain accurate records and databases

  • Lead and present professional learning in relation to student engagement and wellbeing for sub school team, support staff and teaching staff

  • Other duties as directed by the Principal

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

At Forest Hill College our vision is “to inspire passionate, positive and curious learners”.  

We are a school committed to the development of young adults that can thrive in the 21st Century with a suite of skills that include high levels of literacy and numeracy, curiosity, critical thinking, digital literacy, creativity, resilience, mindfulness and a growth mindset. The College has a reputation for inspiring students to achieve their personal best and generating great pride in their school. 

The staff at Forest Hill College create a culture of high expectations which inspire students to build confidence in themselves as learners. 

With a student body numbering 550 including 20 International Students our students journey through our two Sub Schools. Students in Year 7 enter the College via our dedicated Year 7 space, the William Barak Centre, where they participate in the Leonardo Project. 

The Year 8 and 9 experience is supported by the Middle Years learning centre, where Year 8 students participate in the Science and Innovation based Galileo Project and Year 9 students engage in a breadth of elective subjects to assist them generate their Later Years curriculum pathway choices. 

The Later Years program is facilitated by a contemporary Later Years Centre. These learning centres and tailored learning programs ensure Forest Hill College has a well-developed school culture and sense of belonging.  

The mindset that fosters guided risk taking and a strong sense of student voice is cultivated through our commitment to Positive Education. The development of character strengths and a growth mindset are a key focus.

Leading Teacher - Head of Sub School

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Nicky Buckingham | 9814 9444

Leading Teacher - Head of Sub School