Leading Teacher - Junior School Leader

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

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1288393

Reference: 1288393

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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.



The purpose of this role is to take a holistic view of student wellbeing, engagement and learning in the Junior School. The approach should focus on high and consistent expectations of learning and behaviour, student ownership of school values and effective induction and transition processes for students.

Typical Duties and Tasks

  1. Lead the Junior School students and staff with a holistic focus on student wellbeing, engagement, learning, and behaviour to develop a positive culture of high and consistent expectations.
  2. Collaborate with the Wellbeing Leadership Team to plan for engagement and wellbeing opportunities for students.
  3. Lead the year level teams, meeting frequently to manage year level issues, including referrals, attendance, minor and major behaviours, and incidents of out of class and out of uniform.
  4. Collaborate with the Home Group Coordinator regarding the content to be delivered through Home Group.
  5. Oversee Year Level Assemblies in collaboration with Year Level Coordinators. 
  6. Develop and evaluate new programs that enhance wellbeing, engagement, learning and behaviour, including mental wellbeing, digital use and safety, bullying, respectful relationships,  personal safety and risk taking.
  7. Liaise with the Principal, Leadership Team, Wellbeing Teams and  Level Coordinator Team to ensure school wide consistency with policies, protocols and procedures and the school wide agreed approach to student expectations
  8. Develop a Junior School vision for the next three years with goals, strategies and targets.
  9. Examine and respond to data (e.g. Attendance/late, referrals, out of class, out of uniform, minor/major behaviours, NAPLAN, VCE, work practices, learning outcomes, AtoSS, and other surveys/forums) to improve student learning outcomes.
  10. Oversee the development of behaviour support plans, safety plans, and re-engagement/absence plans.
  11. Coach and mentor teachers in positive behaviour support strategies and approaches.
  12. Assist with management and promotion of parent information sessions.
  13. Enrol students in Year 7 and 8 and manage related induction, buddying and monitoring processes.
  14. Develop and manage a program budget for Junior School activities.
  15. Manage the primary school transition process.
  16. Attend school functions which involve significant numbers of Junior School students.
  17. Other duties as required.


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

School Tours

Two school tours are being conducted by the Principal for interested applicants. These will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursday 4th August and Thursday 11th August.

Please phone the office on 9387 6133 to register.


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

Brunswick Secondary College is a co-educational Year 7-12 College. While its students are drawn from Brunswick , an overall enrolment of 1030 allows for some enrolment of students from outside this area.  Modernisation of school facilities, completed in late 2018, allows for growth in enrolments over the next few years. The College has a Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program and an International Student Program.

The college offers a traditional discipline-based curriculum; complemented by a wide range of specialist subjects and enrichment programs. Its goal is to improve the achievement levels of individual students and specific cohorts through continuing to raise expectations and standards of learning. To ensure that all students have access to the same high standards of teaching, staff develop curriculum and assessment tasks in teams.  A wide range of quality professional learning opportunities are offered on site and all teachers have the opportunity to be involved in classroom observation connected to Professional Learning Communities.

Supporting high academic standards is an emphasis on positive relationships and community. This places a strong value on student feedback to their teachers.  There are diverse opportunities for parental involvement, student leadership and a rich array of co-curricular activities. The colleges six values of teamwork, respect, excellence, achievement, persistence and responsibility underlie all relation planning and activities within the college.

The schools priorities are to build excellence in Teaching and Learning and to build a Positive Climate of Learning.

Even though changing demographics have seen a decrease in the number of students from language backgrounds other than English, there are over 50 nationalities represented in the student population.  The school's population is a genuine reflection of the diversity within the local community.

Brunswick Secondary College strives continually to improve student engagement and learning. Its goals are to provide a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment regarded by the Brunswick community as an excellent choice for its students.

Discipline and welfare structures are designed to support and connect students. A major component in our approach to enhancing student engagement and wellbeing is our work on improving pedagogies, providing an extensive range of co-curricular opportunities and encouraging high levels of student participation and leadership. Student engagement is being further developed by programs including:

  • Strong sport, music and performing arts programs
  • Student Executive Council
  • A whole-school focus on maintaining high and consistent expectations and a focused and accountable learning environment across all year levels
  • Involvement of students in monitoring and setting goals for improvement based on their work practice scores in all subjects
Leading Teacher  - Junior School Leader

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Karen Harris | +61393876133

Leading Teacher  - Junior School Leader