Leading Teacher - Sub School Leader

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 01/08/2022 - 31/07/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284368

Reference: 1284368

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.

SC6      An understanding of the complexities of working in a post lockdown environment, and a demonstrated commitment to ensuring students have the capacity and means to engage with their learning at the highest level.


The Sub School Leader 7 – 10 at John Fawkner College has overall responsibility for

(i) the leadership of the year level coordinators from 7 – 12, and

(ii) the behaviour, wellbeing and attendance of students in the middle years. (The focus of the role could change as the school transforms over the next cycle).

The Sub School Leader will also contribute to the overall leadership of behaviour, wellbeing and attendance for the senior school students and will work closely with the Years 11 and 12 coordinators in monitoring senior student attendance, completion of work, and adherence to high expectations of behaviour.

The Sub School Leader will also liaise with the Senior School Leader who is responsible for the implantation of the senior school certificate in 2023.

The Sub School Leader will work closely with leading teachers and learning specialists in the implementation of PLC’s and the Instructional Model. They will work collaboratively with the wellbeing leader, and directly support the Assistant Principal. They will support and lead classroom teachers and all staff in the management of students on a day-to-day basis as well as contributing to the School Improvement Team (SIT).

The role includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Leadership in the implementation of School Wide Positive Behaviours
  • Management of day to day student behavioural, wellbeing and attendance matters, supporting teachers and year level coordinators
  • Leadership of year level coordinators, assisting them to develop their leadership skills
  • Maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment within the school
  • Contributing to and supporting the welfare and wellbeing of students through ILPs and SSGs, and in collaboration with the Wellbeing team
  • Staff support and development including support for staff in student related matters, formal mentoring and instructional coaching for staff and leadership of professional learning.


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

Information for Applicant’s

  • Provide a cover sheet with your name, address, and contact telephone number, current position, teaching methods and the names and telephone numbers of at least three current referees
  • Address the selection criteria, attach your curriculum vitae and cover letter and upload in one document
  • Ensure your selection criteria responses are no more than 1 page each
  • The panel reserves the right to contact referees outside of the provided list, however will contact your most recent Principal.


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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

John Fawkner College takes pride in uniting learners from a diverse community within a respectful and adaptive environment that fosters enjoyment in learning and the motivation to achieve excellence. John Fawkner Secondary College is a growing co-educational secondary college, which operates within a distinct geographical area with a diverse cultural mix.

John Fawkner College provides a wide range of VCE, VCAL and VET studies to senior students, as well as an engaging and contemporary 7-10 curriculum offering. The College has a strong focus on improving the Literacy and Numeracy skills of all students using the Literacy for Learning and Quicksmart programs.

The College supports student learning with effective ICT infrastructure including interactive whiteboards and associated learning management systems. Further, the BYOD laptop program ensures all students have access to relevant technology for their learning.

The School Strategic Plan has a strong focus on supporting and improving the consistency of teaching practices with the implementation of a new whole school instructional model – “The Invitation to Learning” which is supported by a Positive Learning Framework and School Wide Positive Behaviours.

The academic success of our students is supported by the development of a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum using the Understanding by Design Framework and has been adopted in our Professional Learning Communities. The College has an increasing focus on data and evidence of practice to inform decision making and teaching in all classrooms.

Our Vision:

The schools motto is “Aspire and Achieve” with the vision statement, “John Fawkner College takes pride in uniting learners from a diverse community within a respectful and adaptive environment that fosters enjoyment in learning and the motivation to achieve excellence.”

Our Values:

Respect: We respect others for who they are and value their opinions

Commitment: We are dedicated to our values, our school and our community

Academic Excellence: We relentlessly pursue academic excellence

Continuous Improvement: We never stop finding ways to stretch and grow

Leading Teacher - Sub School Leader

Job type:

Full time / From 01/08/2022 - 31/07/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Lisa Vinnicombe | 03 9359 1166

Leading Teacher - Sub School Leader