Inspired learning. Empowering young women of integrity. We are seeking an inspiring and talented leader with the ability to design and implement the Kambala Institute of Teaching Excellence (KITE) framework that focuses on the development of quality teaching staff.
The Director of Teaching and Learning will lead in the delivery of an exceptional professional development framework that will include opportunities for teaching staff including high quality Professional Development courses, Peer Observation programs, Performance and Development plans, a suite of Teacher Accreditation programs from Proficient to Highly Accomplished, Teacher Coaching, Instructional Rounds, Scholarships and support for staff study.
The position is full-time with a 0.20 teaching load in the relevant area of study of the successful applicant. The position will commence in Term 4, 2019.
The key responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to):
- Developing a culture of improvement in teaching and learning by placing learning at the centre of strategic and operational planning;
- Contributing to and implementing the School’s strategic plan, vision, mission and values while taking a leadership role in the coordination of the Kambala Institute of Teacher Excellence initiative;
- Participates in KITE committee meetings and other relevant meetings as required;
- The responsibility to ensure teacher professional development are aligned with the Strategic Vision;
- Developing and implementing the Kambala Institute of Teaching Excellence that includes a whole school professional learning strategy to complement the Strategic Vision;
- Liaise between Senior and Junior School to ensure consistency and continuity of learning and communication;
- In conjunction with the ICT Integrator - Teaching and Learning, provide leadership support for staff to integrate the use of effective digital technologies to enhance student learning;
- Models innovative learning, teaching and assessment practices in the classroom;
- Provides critical input into the professional development strategic directions of the School;
- Identifying and developing partnerships/links with tertiary institutions and the business sector;
- Participating in the pastoral care program and other co-curricular activities;
- Establishing safe and supportive learning environments;
- Managing student behaviour by engaging students in purposeful and worthwhile learning activities.
We are looking for a teacher/leader who:
- possesses a thorough understanding of current trends specifically as it relates to curriculum and pedagogy;
- has recognised expertise in teaching practices and methodologies and ability to model and facilitate skill development in other teaching staff;
- has proven experience in change management and leading whole school improvement;
- has the ability to successfully lead the development of teaching practices and the professional development of teaching staff;
- possesses strategic planning and well developed analytical and conceptual skills;
- holds well-developed organisational and training skills;
- has highly developed organisational and planning skills;
- has the capacity to take a P–12 perspective;
- has proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;
- is flexible, open-minded, proactive and innovative;
- possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- is responsible for personal growth;
- is ethical and able to live to the values.
- has a commitment to ongoing professional learning;
- is an exceptional classroom practitioner;
- will support the co-curricular and pastoral care programs at the school;
- will actively support the ethos of this Anglican Independent School.
The successful applicant will need to supply a current Working with Children Check Number or Application Number.
Please note that only candidates successful in progressing to interview stage will be contacted.
Applications should include the names of at least two referees and curriculum vitae.
794 New South Head Road
ROSE BAY NSW 2029
Telephone 02 9388 6777
Applications close: 01 September 2019