Leading Teacher - Senior School Student Outcomes and Engagement

Job posted: 04/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423738

Reference: 1423738

Occupation: Education and Training

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.


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.


The Senior School Student Outcomes and Engagement Leader (SOE) will provide dynamic leadership and highly effective management that promotes student engagement with their learning and connectedness to their school that results in improved student learning outcomes.

The Senior School SOE will be the instructional leader for Year 10-12 staff and students. They will oversee the growth of all students in the senior school through analysis of data and implementation of learning programs to support students in their learning and engagement.

The Senior School SOE will work with the Leadership team responsible for Positive Climate for Learning and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.



Whole School Responsibilities:

·       Lead and manage the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the College Strategic Plan and school priorities

Lead and manage staff performance and development (review of staff)

Develop clear goals for the Senior School which support the Strategic Plan and current AIP

Supporting the positive culture within the College.

Analyse and respond to data relating to student engagement, wellbeing, attendance, and academic progress.

Lead and manage the implementation of the College¿s operations and policies related to engagement and wellbeing.

Contribute to the College Leadership team and the overall leadership of the College

Lead the implementation of the Respectful Relationships initiative and School Wide Positive Behaviour Supports.

Provide opportunities for parent/carers involvement in the College life, including leading forums with staff, students and parents/carers.

Specific Responsibilities:

1.       Student Learning Outcomes

·         Build and lead effective teams and develop cooperative working relationships with VCE teachers that promote excellence in teaching and learning at the Senior School.

·         Oversee and monitor the implementation of the Senior Pathways (VCE, VCE VM and VET programs) and liaise with the Pathways and VET Coordinators.

·         To assist with the planning, development and implementation of subjects in the learning program, liaising with Leading Teacher ¿ Learning.

·         Oversee the VASS data entry process and ensure teachers are meeting VCAA deadlines for reporting student data.

·         Oversight of the applications of students for external subjects eg. Virtual Schools Victoria and Language Schools.

·         Lead the process of Year 10 and Year 11 exams.

·         Liaise with the Chief VCAA exam supervisor in the delivery of VCAA Exams and GAT.

·         Oversee the implementation of VCAA guidelines for students seeking Special Consideration/SEAS applications.

·         Communicate with the College community regarding the specific Senior Certificate requirements, including VCAA and Viewbank College policies.

·         Develop material for school publications, informing the community of student achievements.

·         Lead and oversee programs within the Senior School (eg. O Week, Secrets to Success 2-day program, Work Experience, subject selection, parent/carer information evenings)

·         Examining data to inform practice (eg. VCE Data, ATOSS and destination data).

2.       Student Engagement

·         Liaise with the Middle School SOE to develop opportunities for student leadership and connectedness across the school.

·         Lead and develop the Year 10 and Year 11 Overlay program.

·         Manage the Senior School Student Leadership program, including selections of College leaders.

·         Build student leadership capacity across the sub school including Leadership training.

·         Working with Pathways team to identify and support student pathways programs, for eg. SEA and early entry programs.

·         Lead and manage celebrations of student achievement, including organising House assemblies and events (eg. Valedictory Dinner).

·         Work with the Wellbeing and Inclusion team to identify and implement cohort proactive programs to support student wellbeing.

·         Provide opportunities for parent/carers involvement in the College life, including leading forums with staff, students and parents/carers.

General Responsibilities

·         Working collaboratively with the Senior School Administrative Assistant and International Student Co-ordinator.

·         Other duties as determined by the Principal.

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:


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:


Other Information

This position is a 3 year tenure (28/01/2025- 26/01/2028).

If you would like a tour of Viewbank College, please contact Sharon Grimes (Principal) on 0428 903 343.

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

Viewbank College

With a student enrolment in excess of 1450, and located on 5.4 hectares in the City of Banyule, Viewbank College provides outstanding educational opportunities to families in Rosanna, Heidelberg, Viewbank and surrounding suburbs. The College is academically focused and has a high level of participation in other curriculum areas such as Music and the Visual & Performing Arts.

The College has developed a strong and tangible ethos based around hard work, respect for learning, the rights of others and the pursuit of success.  Through the very successful student leadership program, the house program and a series of large general assemblies, the College promotes involvement, student participation and service to others.  The College's sporting teams are regularly successful right through to the state level. The College production, the debating program, public speaking and the previously mentioned Music Program and the Social Action group are ways students can become involved and inspired.  

The College Curriculum is a standard academic curriculum with VET subjects offered off campus. The College offers German and Japanese through to Year 12 and Music Performance is a strong VCE subject. The Instrumental Music program has 300 active participants and the College employs 20 instrumental music teachers.  The College has a much sought after Enhanced Accelerated Program and a stratified Maths program at Year 10. The College is starting to pilot a modified VCAL program.

The College maintains buildings and facilities to a high standard with well - equipped classrooms and staff rooms, complete with data projector facilities. A 1:1 laptop program was introduced in 2015 and has been expanded to include all year levels.  Other valuable facilities include a well-resourced library and our new 420 seat Performing Arts Centre and STEAM Complex which opened in July 2018

Leading Teacher - Senior School Student Outcomes and Engagement

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Leading Teacher Range 3


Sharon Grimes | 03 8458 2811

Leading Teacher - Senior School Student Outcomes and Engagement