Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA823839
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2023.
Are you seeking a challenging, exciting and professionally stimulating role focused on quality teaching and learning?
Comet Bay College is seeking to appoint a dedicated and knowledgeable leader as Head of our Science Department, to lead our hard-working Science Teachers and inspire our students in Science.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, outstanding leader and excellent classroom practitioner, who has the commitment, passion and ‘can do’ attitude to assist staff to develop highly effective teaching and learning practices. As the successful applicant, you will ideally be highly energetic, motivated and possess the qualities needed to draw people together, identify opportunities and establish new initiatives. You should exhibit effective communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships and to collaborate effectively with others; being prepared to work side-by-side with school leaders and teachers, to develop a culture of professional discourse and sharing about effective teaching and learning practices.
The successful applicant should possess the ability to provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion and promote an environment of positive quality learning experiences for all students. The role will provide high level leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of the College’s Teaching and Learning focus in Science, as articulated in the College Business Plan.
Key focus areas of the role of Head of Science will include, but are not limited to:
Development of existing curriculum and assessment programs to improve student outcomes, with a particular focus on feedback processes. Use of both system (NAPLAN/OLNA) and school data sets to inform the development of programs and data driven responses. Innovation and development of curriculum differentiation to ensure that Gifted and Talented (GAT), Academic Extension, Mainstream and Enrichment learning programs are meeting the needs and capabilities of students.
Ongoing reflection and improvement of the College’s Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) offerings, with a particular focus on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), in Science ensuring effective moderation practices, compliance with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) requirements and tracking College Business Plan achievement targets.
Alignment of science teaching practices to the new Teach for Impact strategy and ensure integration with the College’s classroom observation and feedback model. Involvement in and support for the College instructional intelligence program and alignment of key professional learning for staff to build staff capacity.
Student academic profiling processes across the College to ensure that students are achieving their potential. Networking and liaising with external support eg SCSA as appropriate, Performance and development of the Science team through formal and informal processes, by modelling your own Instructional capacity and a exhibiting a whole school focused mindset.
New approaches in the area of Science to increase student engagement and opportunities for “hands on” authentic learning experiences.
Involvement as required in the whole of College Science, Technology, Engineering and Science (STEM) approach, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the classroom and strategic planning.
The College invests heavily in technology. We encourage and support staff to be innovative and engaging in their curriculum delivery providing digital TVs and projectors in every room and supported with class sets of ipads and laptops. The College is fully networked and has the latest wireless operating system enabling staff and students to be “connected” at all times. Comet Bay College is a Gifted and Talented Education (GAT) school and has extension pathways in Science, Mathematics, English and Humanities and Social Sciences Years 7 to 10. Our students are currently achieving at level with like schools, but we aspire to be better. We are looking for a committed teacher who knows they can make a difference and will add to the fabric of our College. We invest heavily in the social and emotional intelligence of our students, and we have just begun the journey implementing the WAPBS framework. Our staff and are fully committed to developing resilient young people with a healthy sense of self-worth who value education and have the confidence to seek excellence in all aspects of their lives.
Comet Bay College is a modern innovative Independent Public School that caters for Year 7 to 12 students and is located one kilometre from the coast in the vibrant community of Secret Harbour. The College boasts state of the art facilities that include specialist science laboratories, lecture theatre, fitness centre, metal fabrication, modern industrial food studio and graphics/mechatronics studio.
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 Comet Bay College can be found by visiting cometbaycollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Joanna Harmer, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 9553 8100 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 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 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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 6 June 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED