Sub-school Leader (Leading Teacher Range 3)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 7/24/2019

Location Profile

Bentleigh Secondary College is a co-educational secondary school of choice.

Bentleigh Secondary College has a core belief in promoting leadership at all levels. The College is internationally recognised for innovation through sustainability.

College Vision

We strive to make a difference by recognising that young people need strategies to help them successfully deal with an ever-changing world. Our purpose is to prepare all students to be active and engaged global citizens.

College Values

We embrace a progressive culture that champions student innovation, leadership and creative thinking through student engagement and socially inclusive activities. Open communication and respect for positive change are always encouraged. The school community works together to challenge its members to exceed expectations for achievement in all areas. This is reflected in our core values:

•Excellence – being the best you can be.

•Responsibility – the right to learn.

•Respect – the right to be treated with respect.

•Inclusiveness – the right to feel safe.

Engagement and Progress

The College uses data from the student voice and feedback to personalise the educational experience of each student, thus creating positive change in the lives of students, staff and those in the community. Our students consistently achieve excellent academic results, and the majority of graduates successfully enrol in tertiary studies.

We believe that quality teaching is the main driver of successful student learning outcomes. We have well-established, rigorous review processes. Our staff are regularly recognised for excellence in their fields of work and study. It is a core aim to provide our staff with leadership opportunities.

The College is committed to providing stimulating and engaging learning. This commitment is articulated through a whole-school focus on the explicit instructional model. Students are encouraged to progress at their own rate, exploring their interests to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are provided with high-quality feedback and are encouraged to reflect on their learning progress.

In the Wider Community

On a broader scale, we share our vision of a sustainable future and our belief in the importance of mindfulness meditation and the science of positive psychology with other learning institutions, community groups and industry. Our school and staff continue to win various awards, including the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year 2011, the Premier’s Sustainability Award in the Education category 2013 and finalist in the Victorian Outstanding Curriculum Innovation Award 2014.

Student Opportunities

Student leadership is promoted at all levels through the following activities and leadership programs: Student Representative Council; School for Student Leadership; Green Machine; Respect Committee; Drama, Music and Visual Arts programs; camps; debating; chess; debutante ball; and various sports and outdoor education programs.

Our students have the opportunity to forge global connections through our Sister School agreement with Yamada Senior High School in Osaka, Japan, which results in regular student exchange visits; our student sponsorship program with Letsibogo Girls High in Soweto, South Africa; and our International Students program.

History and Facilities

Bentleigh Secondary College was opened in 1956 and is a vibrant single-site campus with a current enrolment of more than 900 students. Our campus is located on 6.5 hectares in Bentleigh East, close to public transport. The College is organised into two sub-schools: junior (Years 7 to 9) and senior (Years 10 to 12). Each sub-school has an Assistant Principal and a Head of School.

College facilities include: a double basketball stadium; a gymnasium; an administration and hospitality wing; a Performing Arts Centre for music, drama and dance with a theatre of 250 seats; a Learning Centre incorporating open-plan spaces, four science laboratories, three multimedia spaces, a library and five flexible classrooms. We are soon to undertake redevelopment of our facilities, with the announcement of funding of $9.6 million in the 2015 State budget.

What the Future Holds

This is an exciting time for Bentleigh Secondary College. We have developed an environment where leadership capacity and the voices of both staff and students are allowed to flourish. We value the strong relationships that have developed between parents, teachers, students, friends, local organisations, businesses and community groups. We are looking forward to the development and implementation of our next four-year strategic plan. We are planning for the further development and modernisation of our infrastructure. We are continually integrating new teaching and learning technologies into our learning environment. We continue to encourage a dynamic and innovative environment that allows our staff and students to shine.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated high level understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to provide leadership in the alignment of teaching and learning in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC2 Demonstrated outstanding classroom teaching and leadership skills and capacity to implement high impact classroom teaching strategies, to lead colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning and to enable all students to achieve their full potential.

SC3 Demonstrated outstanding ability to monitor and assess student learning data at the individual, cohort and whole school level and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4 Demonstrated outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community focused on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and to manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, stills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.


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 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

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

Other Information

A college tour will be held on either :

  • Tuesday 18 September 2018 @ 4.30pm or Thursday 20 September 2018 @ 4.30pm - To book please contact the General Office on 9579 1044

College information relating to this position can be located on our website (Our College / Employment)

Applicants are asked to:

1. Provide a brief CV of no more than 3 pages

2. Write to the Selection Criteria, preferably no more than 6 pages

3. Include a one page statement of what you will bring to the college

4. Provide the names of up to three referees who can provide information on you in relation to the key selection criteria. For each referee applicants should include:

- contact details: work/ mobile numbers, email address

- current position and relationship to the applicant

- a short statement explaining which selection criteria each referee can best comment on

Please note that if you are shortlisted we may contact other referees you have not named.

5. In addition to the application online, please provide four (4) hard copies of the application to:

Helene Hiotis (College Principal)

Bentleigh Secondary College

PO Box 186, Bentleigh East 3165

(or hand deliver to Bentleigh Secondary College, Vivien Street, Bentleigh East)

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