Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA632161
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2020
Are you a dynamic, agile school leader ready to lead a newly formed team in an Award-winning School?
Lynwood Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated school leader committed to achieving outstanding educational outcomes for all students in our highly multi-cultural school. As a new addition to our school leadership structure, the Head of Learning Area - The Arts, will be pivotal in establishing a new Arts team focused on developing creativity, innovation and imagination in every student.
The successful applicant will possess exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills, enabling them to successfully harness the talents of a team of experienced teachers in developing and implementing a dynamic and innovative Arts program across the school. Critical to the role will be ensuring that the teaching staff across all disciplines are supported in their development as a confident, cohesive and high performing team.
The Head of Learning Area - The Arts, will work closely with the school executive team to co-design, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision for The Arts, focused on providing quality learning outcomes for all students; while supporting the wide delivery of a dynamic curriculum in a responsive, caring and flexible learning environment. The successful applicant will possess a passion and commitment to growing a vibrant, multi-disciplinary arts team that successfully implements evidence-based practices to promote a positive school culture, outstanding student engagement and a safe, supportive environment which challenges personal academic and artistic achievement.
The successful applicant should present a love of learning and possess a growth mind-set evident in their interaction with staff, students, parents and other community stake-holders. Ideally you will be able to exhibit the capacity to support the school’s major teaching and learning strategy, working in partnership with other school leaders to develop and extend staffs’ instructional capacity. Central to the position will be leading the implementation of Explicit Instruction as part of a developing Instructional Framework within The Arts
This position requires someone with a deep knowledge of curriculum planning, assessment and reporting who can work collaboratively to progress and develop new initiatives to improve the profile and engagement of The Arts in the whole school environment. This includes working with the principal to drive the improvement of performing and visual arts facilities in the school.
An ability to successfully deliver courses to students from Year 7 to Year 10 is essential. In addition, ability to effectively teach Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses at ATAR level Year 11 and 12 and /or relevant Vocational Education and Training Certificates is highly desirable.
Please indicate your specialist Arts context via your CV.
Lynwood SHS became an Independent Public School in 2012 and won the WA Education Awards Secondary School of the Year in 2018 after being a finalist in 2015. After being in the Fogarty EdVance Program for three years we are now in 2020 an Alumni school. This program has strongly informed our professional learning, reflection and planning processes and a deep focus on evidence based, high impact teaching and learning strategies.
With an *ICSEA of 977 (Band 6), we have around 55% LBOTE and over 60 different nationalities represented at the school. The school’s diversity and respect for difference is a feature, enabling our students to become positive, resilient and confident about their futures. An Intensive English Centre supports the development of language skills for students new to Australia. The school learning environment is extremely positive with a strong focus on student wellbeing and the development of social emotional learning through the Everyday Leader Program. Approved Specialist Programs in Soccer and Environment & Life Sciences supports a wide range of General, VET and ATAR courses.
Lynwood is complex, diverse, challenging and much loved by the school community and staff. The passion and commitment of students, staff and community members working together in a spirit of absolute positivity about what our students can achieve, is a significant hallmark of this wonderful 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 Lynwood SHS can be found by visiting www.lynwood.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Kelly Summers, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9354 0600 or emailing email@example.com
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
- The contact details for two (2) 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 Friday, 5 June 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.