Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA647838
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Pinjarra Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and hardworking educator with outstanding leadership skills to join their team as Head of Learning Area - English
The successful applicant will demonstrate exemplary teaching, learning and behaviour management approaches which will be used to model best practice for the English learning area and across the school. You will have outstanding knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum and Senior Secondary WACE courses, along with assessment and reporting procedures. The ability to develop curriculum programs which are inclusive of differentiated instructional and assessment strategies to meet the needs of a diverse range of students will also be essential.
As a Head of Learning Area, you will have the ability to lead school improvement and change initiatives and continually reflect on the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning throughout the English Department. You must demonstrate the capacity to gather and interpret data to inform team planning and assessment, and utilise evidence to drive change and improve students’ academic performance.
The successful applicant must have highly developed communication skills to facilitate effective collaboration with others to sustain a professional team culture. You must demonstrate the ability to build staff capacity and lead reflective performance development with staff members. A coaching approach to individual staff performance management would be highly desirable.
As a member of the school’s Leadership team you will be required to shape and implement the school’s Business Plan and participate in decision making about the whole school strategic direction. You will promote the school’s vision and strategic priorities working alongside school leaders, teachers and community members.
About the school
Since 1921, Pinjarra Senior High School has proudly served the community of Pinjarra and its surrounding region.
Pinjarra SHS has a clear focus on High Quality Teaching. Central to this is a commitment to be trained in Classroom Management Strategies (CMS), Instructional Strategies for Engagement (ISE), Peer Observation and Tactical Writing. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school that promotes Tolerance, Respect, Unity and Embracing Opportunities as our core values. Positive behaviour is modelled by staff, and expected of all students.
Pinjarra SHS is also a pioneer school within the DOE STEM (Department of Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Enterprise Program. Our focus in this program is to increase student aspiration, participation and achievement through the development of enterprise skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Underpinning this is our ongoing commitment to develop Growth Mindsets in our staff and students through targeted Professional Learning and action research.
Knowledge and experience in these areas will be considered advantageous to applicants.
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.
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Further information about Pinjarra SHS can be found by visiting www.pinjarrashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Fiona Davidson, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0407 055 256 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements [optional to select specific WRR], 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 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:
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 23 October, 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.