Head of Senior School - Scoresby Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Scoresby VIC, Australia
  • 11 Jan, 2022
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools Teaching - Secondary Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Job ID: 1262049
Location: Scoresby Secondary College
Department: Scoresby Secondary College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties:  
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Leading Teacher Range 3
Apply By: 01/23/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date:  
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Mrs Gail Major
Phone: 0419 207 630
School Website: www.education.vic.edu.au

 

Location Profile

Scoresby Secondary College is located in Knox with an enrolment around 300, which is expected to rise significantly over the next few years. The College serves the communities of Scoresby, Knoxfield, Ferntree Gully and the surrounding suburbs of Rowville, Lysterfield, Wantirna South and Boronia. The College is structured around two sub schools with each sub school established to meet the age specific needs for the different stages of their journey from early adolescence into adulthood. Junior School (Years 7,8,9) Senior School (Years 10,11, 12). A strong Code of Conduct provides for a safe and orderly environment.  The College sets high expectations and promotes active participation in learning with a belief that all students can develop and achieve success across a range of curricular and co-curricular activities.  It is the setting of high expectations that the College believes empowers students to aim for their personal best and take on responsibility for their own behavior and learning. Students study a core program of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Mandarin, Physical Education, Arts, Music, and Technology in the Junior School with a range of opportunities for specialisation in the Senior School. The extra-curricular program includes an exceptional voice and instrumental program, performing arts production, camps and overseas sister school, student leadership opportunities and sport. The College boasts a mix of traditional and purposeful teaching and learning facilities, a Senior School Study Centre, Resource Centre, extensive playing fields, including a four court synthetic surface, gymnasium, landscaped grounds and computer and ICT facilities throughout. The College prides itself on the establishment of partnerships with business, industry and tertiary education providers, providing authentic learning experiences for student learning and greater opportunities for student pathways and transitions. The majority of the College’s graduates are successful in obtaining places in university and TAFE after completing Year 12.

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.

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.

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.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

23 Jan, 2022