Mathematics Leading Teacher - Middle School (Years 5 - 9) (Leading Teacher Range 3)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 7/24/2019

Location Profile

Mernda Central P-12 School operates under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. Under the PPP model, the college has been financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards over 25 years, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.

 The College is located on 70 Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda in the City of Whittlesea. Programs cater for students in Prep to Year 9. The College will grow to Year 12 in 2022.

 Our state of the art facility provide the very best in contemporary educational design and promote active student-centred learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces.

 Our College provides access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 12 and is divided in to three schools,

  • Junior School for Prep to Year 4 students,
  • Middle School for Year 5 to Year 9 Students and
  • Senior School for Year 10 to Year 12 students.

The College provides access to an education of the highest quality for the young people of Mernda. The students are at the centre of all that we do. They are engaged through stimulating, relevant and inspiring educational experiences that ignite a life-long passion for learning and a strong community connectedness. The College upholds high expectations of all.

Inspirational teaching and quality learning is the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students.

Teachers and students work in Learning Communities to create flexible teaching options and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers adopt a shared responsibility for all students within the Learning Community. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students.

Mernda Central College has exemplary programs and is seen as a prominent school in the areas of STEM, sport, literacy and numeracy, together with Japanese language, visual arts, performing arts and music performance. The aquatic centre is operated by Kings Swim and they provide an outstanding facility for the students to participate in an extensive swimming program. The curriculum and teaching strategies at the college, encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.

 The School's Student Leadership system at Mernda Central College provides students from all year levels with leadership training and skill development, and there are many opportunities to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the college.

The college has been designed as a community hub and we encourage community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA, CERES and Spotless. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community is a fundamental strength of Mernda Central College.

Parent involvement and participation in a variety of college activities is a significant feature of our college life. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Mernda Central Community.

Our Vision

Mernda Central College empowers all members of the college community to aim high, show respect, behave safely and value our community.

Our Mission

  • provide opportunities for all members to work collaboratively to access a seamless, personalised and innovative education.
  • build a safe and supportive learning environment wherein all members are motivated and challenged to pursue interests and pathways to achieve their full potential.
  • operate as a community hub to promote the development of connected, curious and tolerant global citizens.

A School tour will be held on the 30th of July at 4.00pm. Please go to our website to register your interest.


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.


EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

- 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


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

Program Benefits
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http://www.masjobsvic.com.au/job/12528094