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Leading Teacher - STEAM & Science Leader - New School in Aintree

Job posted: 26/06/2024
Applications close: 24/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1421629

Reference: 1421629

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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     (i) Demonstrated ability to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage change including the leadership of others in the process of change

           (ii) Demonstrated ability to lead whole school STEAM initiatives.

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 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:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

This is an ongoing tenured Leading Teacher position, 28/01/2025 to 26/01/2028.

Applications must include: 

  • A cover letter providing contact information including home address, email, and phone number.  
  • A CV with a summary of:
    • experience, 
    • qualifications, 
    • subjects you are qualified or willing to teach 
    • your VIT Registration number. 
  • Your written responses to the Key Selection Criteria. 
  • The names, email addresses and contact details for three referees. 

For ease of handling by the school, all documents (cover letter, CV, and key selection criteria responses) can be saved as one pdf and uploaded to Recruitment Online. Please also ensure that your name is included in the header of each document. 

All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment Online is up to date. 

Applicants seeking further information about the school or this position, are encouraged to: 

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.

Location Profile

Would you like to join the Foundation Leadership Team of a Victorian Government Secondary School which opened in 2024 and is looking to expand in 2025?

Would you like the opportunity to do the following?

  • Shape a brand-new school's culture
  • Work in state-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • Work in a collaborative and innovative environment
  • Actively participate in shaping the curriculum, pedagogy, and policies, to tailor teaching practices to meet the specific needs of your students.
  • Forge meaningful partnerships with parents, local businesses, and community organisations, creating a strong network of support for students and their education.
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Integrate technology in exploring interdisciplinary teaching, fostering an environment that nurtures curiosity and intellectual growth.
  • Play a vital role in the growth of a brand-new school 

If you are, then the new Yarrabing Secondary College is looking for Foundation Leading Teachers to join the school from Term 1 2025.

About Us

Yarrabing Secondary College opened in Term 1 2024 and provides the growing local population with great educational opportunities close to home. It is able to enrol up to 550 students with the stage one facilities. In 2024 Yarrabing Secondary College opened to approximately 150 Year 7 students and will progressively grow by one year level thereafter. In 2025, we will have Year 7 and Year 8 students only.

Yarrabing Secondary College is located 29 kilometres west of Melbourne, in the suburb of Aintree. When fully established in 2029, the school will have 1200 students enrolled from Year 7 to 12 and 130 school staff members. 

Our school grounds are close to planned parklands, sporting facilities, and we are surrounded by a supportive community. Most students that will attend our school live locally and would tend to walk or ride their bike to school. 

Our school will be culturally diverse with 60% of students having a language background other than English (LOTE) spoken in the family home, with the largest LOTE languages being Hindi and Punjabi. We are proud of our diversity and our inclusive school community. 

We strive to provide a nurturing and challenging environment that empowers students to reach their personal best, both academically and socially.

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower our students by developing well rounded, confident, and responsible individuals who have high expectations of themselves, and who aspire to achieve success through respect, responsibility, and collaboration.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a safe, supportive environment that emphasises motivation and self-discipline. Using 21st century approaches, we provide students with the means to achieve their potential and we challenge our students to grow academically, socially, culturally, and emotionally. Collaboration and positive relationships will underpin all our work.

 

Additional information can be found at: https://yarrabingsc.vic.edu.au/ 

The successful applicant will play an instrumental role in the development and implementation of contemporary educational practices to support the learning and wellbeing of all students across the school. This position is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to help our school be the absolute best school it can be for students, staff and the wider school community as our school continues to grow and thrive over the years ahead.

As a teacher at Yarrabing Secondary College, you will contribute to the collaborative planning, implementation and evaluation of school curriculum and contribute to the school culture as a results-oriented collaborative professional learning community. 

Teachers at Yarrabing Secondary College are exceptional classroom practitioners, with an innovative mindset, who will bring passion and creative thinking to providing challenging and stimulating learning opportunities for students. Our teachers work collaboratively with colleagues and leadership to improve students educational outcomes and to ensure that the school remains on a path of continuous improvement through the application of evidenced-based research.

Role

Our college¿s core principle is to provide students with an education that fosters personal, academic, and social development and provides access to fulfilling post school options.


General Description:

The STEAM/Science Leader will be responsible and accountable to the College Principal Team. They will provide leadership, information, direction, and support to the College Council, teaching staff and College community in relation to programs and practice for their team.
 

In liaison with the College Executive Team and in accordance with College¿s policies, Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan the STEAM/Science Leader will lead and manage the provision of support for staff learning and student curriculum and programs within the College. This position seeks to support effective teaching and learning by ensuring that assistance is available to Staff at all levels and that where difficulties arise a coordinated approach to their support is employed.


The primary responsibility is to coordinate, manage, and monitor the provision of a range of programs supporting the provision and STEAM/Science in the College. The leadership focus would be to facilitate forward planning and to develop a team-oriented approach in serving the needs of staff. A focus on improving levels of expectation and aspiration is critical.


The STEAM/Science Leader will provide advice to the College Principal Team and Leadership Team where appropriate, regarding requirements and strategies for improvement.


The STEAM/Science Leader will exercise judgment and initiative in assisting to resolve problems identified or referred by staff to ensure that policies and procedures are followed, and standards maintained. This would be exercised within the broad policy of the College and under the broad supervision of the College¿s Executive Team.

 

Together, with the Educational Leaders in Teaching and Learning, they will form a management and administrative team in which duties are negotiated with the Principal Team and are shared according to the needs of the College and interests of the personnel involved.

The STEAM/Science Leader reports to the Curriculum Assistant Principal

It is expected that the person appointed to a leadership position will work with the College Executive Team on the emphases as required. These specific responsibility allocations will enable us the flexibility to provide appropriate experience to Leaders over time. Typical duties are expected to be undertaken as part of the position.

Typical Duties include: 

STEAM

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in one¿s own practice as both a teacher and an educational leader and assist others in their professional growth 
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities.
  • Designing, implementing, and reviewing the STEAM curriculum.
  • Establishing a team to support the initiative across curriculum areas and throughout the whole school.
  • Overseeing a budget to support the implementation and resourcing of the STEAM curriculum.
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and develop individual and team plans that relate to the implementation of STEAM.
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including teacher demonstration lessons and working with relevant classroom teachers to deliver the STEAM curriculum.
  • Providing expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning in STEAM.
  • Developing and reinforcing a culture and expectation that every child can make progress in STEAM.
  • Consulting with the TLC members to review and develop resources and units of work relevant to STEAM.
  • Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared understanding of the importance of STEAM skills in building the capacity of students.
  • Leading and modelling the implementation of whole school improvement strategies related to STEAM planning, delivery, and instruction.
  • Supporting teachers to analyse and act upon feedback in STEAM.
  • Initiate STEAM opportunities for female students.
  • Investigate and initiate opportunities for students to compete in STEAM competitions both locally and state-wide.
  • To convene regular meetings of relevant groups. 
  • Represent the College at appropriate events in a professional manner. 


Science

  • Lead the implementation of current pedagogy and curriculum practice. 
  • The responsibility for leadership and management of the Science Curriculum Area. This includes overseeing the work of support staff.
  • Oversee the documentation and evaluation of the Science units and lesson plans.
  • Ensure all Curriculum Area members are actively involved in curriculum development.
  • Ensure that the units of study are documented, continually evaluated, and placed on the school drive.
  • Lead the team of staff in the Curriculum Area to work together to review their practice and their teaching program in Professional Learning Teams throughout the year.
  • Review the performance of a group of staff as part of the professional development process.
  • Take responsibility for the promotion of the Curriculum Area at events such as Awards Night, and Information Nights.
  • Foster a positive community perception of the Curriculum Area.
  • Ensure that program budgets are developed, professionally managed, and evaluated.
  • Ensure curriculum resources are allocated equitably and housed appropriately.
  • Other duties as allocated by the principal.

 

Other 

  • Active member of the school's Leadership Team
  • Represent the school at designated events
  • Review the performance of a group of staff as part of the Performance & Development process.
  • Ability to lead the school in the situation of short term principal class absence during a school day
  • Other duties as allocated by the Principal.
Leading Teacher - STEAM & Science Leader - New School in Aintree

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Leading Teacher Range 3

Contact:

John Mitsinikos | 03 7033 2444

Leading Teacher - STEAM & Science Leader - New School in Aintree