This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1 2022
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Aveley Secondary College (SC) is seeking a Head of Learning Area (HOLA) – English who will be a key member of the college leadership team. The successful candidate will ideally have the capacity to provide educational leadership across English learning area and broader school community. In collaboration with the school’s leadership team, the HOLA – English will support the implementation of the college business plan and support the College’s pedagogical approach of Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). This includes leading curriculum development to cater for EDI sequencing and lesson design as well as applying Classroom Management Strategies and progressive use of ICT in the classroom. Support and training is provided for these keys areas.
To be suitable for this role, the successful applicant will ideally be responsible for developing and leading an effective team of teachers focussed on providing high quality teaching and learning through curriculum planning and lesson delivery model to suit the EDI context. They will provide curriculum leadership and coordinate the planning, teaching, learning and monitoring of students to ensure a wide range of teaching and learning strategies. The College operates under a professional learning community model. The English HOLA will also build, alongside their team, effective intervention programs to address literacy remediation strategies.
The HOLA - English will ideally be an experienced classroom practitioner with a passion for their subject and the capacity to build a culture of excellence in their Learning Area that supports the needs of all students. Being able to display their own professional practice with success in working with all ranges of students from Years 7 to 12, is highly desirable. The successful applicant will ideally possess outstanding data analysis skills and the ability to apply this to improve student performance and achieve enhanced academic outcomes. They will be working to support and build staff capacity in teaching and learning as well as developing a professional learning culture of college staff and across our networks.
The successful applicant should have interpersonal skills, be a person who strives to excel and someone who is able advance the Learning Area team to achieve great outcomes. Successful applicants will ideally have knowledge of the Australian and Western Australian Curriculum for English and the implementation requirements which accompany these along with strong knowledge of Reporting to Parents. Additionally, they will ideally also have the ability to build capacity to plan towards and support the delivery of Senior School Courses.
About the School
Aveley SC opened in 2018 with a Year 7 cohort and has a current enrolment of 822 students. It will continue with an additional cohort each year until 2023 when it will have the full range from Years 7 to 12.
The college is committed to an ethic of excellence. There is a strong progressive and future focused approach in meeting student needs. Our aim is to prepare students with the 21st century skills of teamwork, collaboration, and creative problem solving.
The college has an emphasis on engaging curriculum that has high levels of integrated technology embedded in lessons, opportunities for STEM and the Arts. The college utilises current research into teaching and learning and school improvement, which has led to the implementation of Explicit Direct Instruction as the college’s signature pedagogy and approach to curriculum planning. Although this is a mandated whole school approach, there is support and professional development for staff to build proficiency in utilising EDI for planning and lesson delivery.
Aveley SC has a positive behaviour framework that is built on the premise that we develop the whole child: academic skills, social and emotional intelligence, as well as students who are engaged with the local community and with the contemporary world with a strong sense of global citizenship. Aveley SC has a diverse offering of Academy courses for students that operate as extra curricula options.
The college has state-of-the-art facilities including spacious general classrooms, dedicated science labs, cooking and textiles rooms including a commercial kitchen, sports hall, playing courts and oval. It includes a dedicated education support hub with specialist facilities and staff for students with high needs. There is an impressive Arts complex featuring a performing arts theatre, dance studio, visual arts studios, music rooms, media and photography facilities. The College also runs a dedicated Education Support Hub with specialist facilities and staff for students with high needs.
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 Aveley Secondary College can be found by visiting aveleysc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Beverley Day, Associate Principal, by telephoning 08 6296 1000 or emailing Beverley.Day@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 five (5) 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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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 Tuesday, 19 October 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED