Pedagogical Coach

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284968

Reference: 1284968

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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:  Demonstrate capacity to effect a positive change in teacher practice through implementation of a data driven coaching model both within the classroom and through one on one mentoring


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

For further information about this position over the school holidays please email the principal on susan.seneviratne@education.vic.gov.au

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.

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

Wyndham Vale Primary School

Established in 2015, Wyndham Vale Primary School (WVPS) is located in the Bluestone Estate in the City of Wyndham, west of Melbourne, and behind the Werribee Racecourse. Our community is diverse in its socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with approximately 60 different languages spoken by the families of students who attend here. The school has experienced rapid growth in these initial years of operation and current enrolment sits at 1,311

Our school has a number of best practice agreements that we expect all staff to embrace. These school wide approaches ensure consistency across classrooms and assist us in the achievement of our vision statement of ‘High Levels of Achievement for All Students’. All teaching staff are active participants in high functioning Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and student voice has a strong focus in our next strategic plan.

 Students learn within their own classroom, with their own homeroom teacher for most lessons, although staff are expected to have a collective responsibility for all students across the cohort through the work done in their PLC. Differentiation is a key feature of the work we do, and all programs are framed around a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

Our school prides itself on the excellent facilities, both indoor and outdoor to support high expectations and student learning. Curriculum Support programs operate in Physical Education, The Arts and LOTE, with Auslan as the language that is taught in our school. ICT is embedded across all learning areas. Learning spaces include a full-sized oval, large gym and outdoor hard courts and sandpits, extensive play equipment, native gardens, areas turfed with both real and synthetic grass, classrooms within the main and several relocatable buildings, along with a library, performing and visual arts spaces. Before and After School Care runs every day the school is in operation.

WVPS has a strong presence and positive reputation within the local community, and welcome applicants who would continue to enhance our work towards achieving the best outcomes for students.

The successful candidate will join the team of coaches already in place at our school who meet and work together to plan for school improvement and increased student outcomes through effective teacher practice.  Each coach will have a year level focus, and will also have a small about of classroom teaching responsibilities. 

For further information about this position over the school holidays please email the principal on susan.seneviratne@education.vic.gov.au

Pedagogical Coach

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


Susan Seneviratne | 87540888

Pedagogical Coach