Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA596936
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020
Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?
Kelmscott Senior High School (SHC) is seeking an innovative and effective leader with outstanding interpersonal skills to fill the role of Head of Learning Area - Science to join their leadership team.
As a member of the Leadership Team, you will contribute to the implementation of the school’s Business Plan through participative decision making whilst promoting the school’s vision and strategic directions. You will be responsible for assisting in the analysis of performance data and the development, implementation and analysis of school improvement plans, both strategic and operational. You will demonstrate the capacity to develop, implement and evaluate policies, plans and programs catering for a diverse group of students. This will be informed by your ability to analyse student academic performance data and your commitment to empowering each individual student to achieve to their full potential.
You should be an exemplary classroom practitioner who can lead the implementation of excellence in learning and teaching across the Science learning area. You will have the ability to lead improvement and change initiative and this should be supported by the capacity to use data to inform decision making which supports your successful practice. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate current experience in the planning, development and delivery of science-based Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses. You will also play a significant role in marketing the school to the wider community by promoting the school vision through the activities and achievements of students in the Science learning area.
By undertaking supportive performance management processes, the HOLA will ensure that teachers in their team are developing consistent practices that maximise student learning and engagement. As the successful applicant you will also need to be experienced in initiating reflective performance development discussions with staff based on a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Facilitating classroom observation and collaboration (as both a leader and a participant) will be a part of your regular practice as an instructional leader.
The successful applicant will work collaboratively with staff to align their planning and delivery of teaching, learning and assessment with the WA Curriculum whilst taking account of school and system priorities. You will possess an excellent understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements in both the lower and senior secondary courses. This knowledge, combined with pedagogical skills should enable the development of differentiated programs that meet the specific learning needs of all students across the full range of abilities. You will also demonstrate the capacity to lead and evaluate moderation activities that ensure consistent and comparable judgements of student learning to meet curriculum and school or system requirements.
Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students offering Department of Education endorsed Specialist Programs in Agriculture and Music, Gifted & Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program and a range of Kelmscott Extension Programs (KEP) in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities & Social Sciences. We are only one of two schools to provide Gifted & Talented online to rural areas. We have a proud reputation of promoting students to be active citizens at the local, state, national and international levels. Students at our school have a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity as a proud Independent Public School.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Kelmscott Senior High School can be found by visiting www.kshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Jacquie Sandhu, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9495 7400 or emailing Jacquie.Sandhu@education.wa.edu.au.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position; and
- The contact details for three (3) work related referees (one being your current line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.