Director of Teaching and Learning

  1. Role Purpose

This key leadership role requires oversight and guidance of teacher practice and effectiveness with a strong emphasis on data collection and analysis and staff professional learning. The Director of Teaching and Learning will be an experienced and highly skilled educator who will lead all college-based pedagogical initiatives and will be instrumental in its effective implementation across the College. Critical to the success of the role is the formation of collegial and collaborative partnerships with our Key Learning Area Coordinators, the Pastoral Care team and the Executive Leadership Team.

The Director of Teaching and Learning has the responsibility to nurture and inspire learning for staff and students, ensuring excellence in teaching and effective, engaging and vibrant learning practices with a strong focus on research and evidence-based practice.

The successful applicant will have an initial 0.6 teaching load in addition to the responsibilities below.

 

Position overview

  1. Responsibility

The Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible to the Principal. The Director of Teaching and Learning will work closely with the Deputy Principal (Admin & Curriculum) and will collaborate with other members of the leadership team.

  1. Key Accountabilities
  • Lead the implementation of Goals 1 & 2 of the Strategic Direction 1 of the College Strategic Plan 2018-20 (To improve student engagement in their own learning leading to improved achievements & to improve student literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills across 7 to 12);
  • Lead the implementation of Strategic Direction 2 of the College Strategic Plan 2018-20 (Excellence in Teaching & Learning using evidence-based quality teaching strategies and practices);
  • Lead the implementation of Visible Learning initiatives across the college;
  • Design professional learning opportunities for staff that meet the emerging needs of college staff;
  • Assist KLA Coordinators to develop and implement exemplary teaching practice that leads to improved student achievement;
  • Work closely with the Director of ICT to advance and develop the College’s integration of ICT that leads to improved pedagogical practices and enhanced classroom learning experiences;
  • Support and guide staff on effective explicit teaching practices as well as curriculum differentiation that supports the needs of all students;
  • Promote and support a culture of teacher reflection to improve intervention that targets student’s learning needs leading to improved student outcomes;
  • Manage student data within the context of a tracking system that informs teaching and learning across the school;
  • Provide support, encouragement and affirmation of staff within a Professional Learning Community framework;
  • Support the development of an innovative instructional approach to teaching across the college that maximises student achievement.

Staff Development Days

  • In collaboration with members of the leadership team, the Director of Teaching and Learning will develop and deliver suitable professional learning to staff throughout all SDD’s.

Personal Qualities and Attitudes

The Director of Teaching and Learning must be able to demonstrate the capacity and willingness to embrace the personal qualities and attitudes that underpin the working culture of our College staff team:

  • A passionate and successful classroom teacher;
  • An effective manager and leader of people;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the achievement of college set goals and priorities;
  • Success of school curriculum as reflected in the classroom;
  • An effective and positively contributing team member;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • Energetic, pro-active and able to demonstrate initiative;
  • A high-level of interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills;
  • Commitment to achieving best practice;
  • Demonstrated maturity and capacity to relate to others in a positive and professional manner;
  • Adheres to all lawful and professional obligations including occupational work and safety guidelines and duty of care;
  • Preparedness and willingness to be actively involved in our College community;
  • Adhere to and abide by the expectations of the Staff Code of Conduct;

Key Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to supporting the College’s Christian heritage and a willingness to actively promote the school’s vision, mission and values;
  • Demonstrated effective leadership experience in an education setting
  • Evidence of the ability to manage change successfully in a complex environment;
  • Demonstrable ability to build positive and collaborative relationships;
  • Capacity to lead, plan and execute projects within a given timeline;
  • Ability to model exemplary teaching and learning.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Suitable teaching qualifications and relevant leadership experience;
  • Relevant Post Graduate qualification would be an advantage.

Essential Staff Requirements

  • Current NESA registration or eligibility to obtain registration;
  • Adheres to all the College’s policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Complies with the accepted Professional Dress Code for Staff.

Application

Interested applicants, as part of their written application, must include the following, and should be forwarded to Janet Jammo (HR Manager):

  1. A statement, no more than two pages, addressing the position requirements
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Names & phone number of two referees within the profession
Apply Now or email Janet Jammo: janetm@shaps.nsw.edu.au

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