Kurunjang Secondary College - Melton, VIC
Kurunjang Secondary College is a stand-alone Years 7 to 12 college with a current population of approximately 770 students. It is situated in the Western Metropolitan suburb of Melton, Victoria.
The college community is committed to a shared vision of, Learn, Grow, Achieve Together . The focus is on enhancing student outcomes, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy. In addition, our plan is to improve results in our VCE student outcomes and increase the participation of students into tertiary, particularly university, education. This plan is informed by our work in Effective Teaching and Learning, Coaching, the use of a consistent teaching schema, called the Effective Learning Framework (E.L.F), and collaboration through a variety of Professional Learning Teams (PLTs).
The College has a whole school literacy program at Years 7 and 8 called the Kurunjang Literacy Program (KLP), and a number of numeracy initiatives.
The AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program has expanded to include Years 7 to 11 AVID Elective, years 7 and 8 Student Success, as well as a whole school approach to Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation, and Reading (W.I.C.O.R).
A range of support programs are in place to ensure that the educational, social and emotional needs of students are met.
Years 10, 11 & 12 subjects are blocked together giving students the opportunity to accelerate into VCE subjects whilst in Years 10 and Year 11. Kurunjang Secondary College students can access a wide variety of VET subjects through the Western Edge Cluster of Melton schools.
Kurunjang Secondary College is a School Wide Positive Behaviours (S.W.P.B) school with a designated Behaviour Matrix linked to the college values.
The College is currently in the process of finalising its new Strategic Plan.
In 2018, the College will be structured into a ‘horizontal’ Senior School Team across Years 11 and 12, and 3 ‘vertical’ Junior School Teams across Years 7-10. Each one with a dedicated Leadership Team comprising of Lead Teacher, Co-Coordinators, and supported by an Assistant Principal.
In 2018, the College Leadership team will consist of the Principal, 3 Assistant Principals, Senior Team Leader, 3 Junior Team Leaders, Student Support Services Leader, VCAL/VET Team Leader, Staff Development Leader, Teaching & Learning/AVID Leader, Numeracy/Mathematics Leader, Literacy/English Leader and School Engagement Leader.
The successful applicant needs to demonstrate capacity to continue to develop a united vision and direction for Kurunjang Secondary College relating to building a culture of cooperation, perseverance, and high expectations.
You are encouraged to visit the school and meet the Principal who will conduct tours of the college. Please contact Amber Koek (Principal’s PA) on 9747 5103 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org to book into one of the scheduled tours.
Your application should include a current CV, response to each of the key selection criteria and contact details (including email) for three confidential referees.
Applications must be lodged on recruitment online by the due date.Kurunjang Secondary College's Child Safety Code of Conduct:
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment in accordance with their legal obligations including the Child Safe Standards. Kurunjang Secondary College’s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school’s website. All successful candidates will be required to provide documentation outlining suitability to working with children.
This organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. Kurunjang Secondary College also promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and encourages applications from people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.
Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities, children with disabilities and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
More detailed information about the College, its Ethos, Programs, Strategic Plan 2014-17, Vision and Values can be found on our website www.kurunjangsc.vic.edu.au .
SC1 Demonstrated high level understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to provide leadership in the alignment of teaching and learning in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.
SC2 Demonstrated outstanding classroom teaching and leadership skills and capacity to implement high impact classroom teaching strategies, to lead colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning and to enable all students to achieve their full potential.
SC3 Demonstrated outstanding ability to monitor and assess student learning data at the individual, cohort and whole school level and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
SC4 Demonstrated outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community focused on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and to manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, stills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.
Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range. The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.
Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.
Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.
Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.
Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.
In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:
- Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
- Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
- Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
- Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
- Teaching demonstration lessons;
- Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
- Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
- Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
- Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
- Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
- Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
- Developing and managing the school code of conduct.
Who May Apply
Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
Other InformationPosition Description:
Educational Leadership- Numeracy/Mathematics Leader
Our College’s core principle purpose is to provide students with an education that fosters personal, academic and social development and provides access to fulfilling post school options.General Description:
The Numeracy/Mathematics Leader will be responsible and accountable to the College Principal Team. They will provide leadership, information, direction and support to the College Council, teaching staff and College community in relation to programs and practice for their team.
In liaison with the College’s PCO Team and in accordance with College’s policies, Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan the Numeracy/Mathematics Leader will lead and manage the provision of support for staff learning and student curriculum and programs within the College. This position seeks to support effective teaching and learning by ensuring that assistance is available to Staff at all levels and that where difficulties arise a coordinated approach to their support is employed.
The primary responsibility is to coordinate, manage, and monitor the provision of a range of programs supporting the provision and Numeracy and Mathematics in the College. An emphasis will be placed in aligning the work of the Mathematics Learning and the college’s Numeracy Focus. The leadership focus would be to facilitate forward planning and to develop a team oriented approach in serving the needs of staff and students – improving levels of expectation and aspiration are critical.
The Numeracy/Mathematics Leader will provide advice to the College Principal and Leadership Team where appropriate, regarding requirements and strategies for improvement.
The Numeracy/Mathematics Leader will exercise judgment and initiative in assisting to resolve problems identified or referred by staff to ensure that policies and procedures are followed and standards maintained. This would be exercised within the broad policy of the College and under the broad supervision of the PCO Team.
Together, with the Educational Leaders in Teaching and Learning, they will form a management and administrative team in which duties are negotiated with the Principal Team and are shared according to the needs of the College and interests of the personnel involved.
It is expected that the person appointed to a leadership position will negotiate with the Principal Team the particular emphases required. These specific responsibility allocations will enable us the flexibility to provide appropriate experience to Leading Teachers over time. However, there are some typical duties expected to be undertaken.Typical Duties:
Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in one’s own practice as both a teacher and an educational leader and assist others in their professional growth.
Lead and manage and implement the College-wide Numeracy strategy as identified in the Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plans oproe uetnacyees.
Collect, analyse, evaluate and report on student numeracy data.
Play a leadership role in the Curriculum to meet its objectives.
Work with the Educational Leaders to develop a shared understanding of the Key Characteristics of Effective Numeracy Teaching, 7 - 10.
Lead and coach teams to implement agreed numeracy strategies as identified by consultants.
Coach a group of staff to build their capacity in Numeracy teaching skills.
Promote the importance of numeracy with students, parents and staff.
Encourage professional development for teachers regarding mathematics teaching and learning and pedagogical practice that differentiates student learning.
Manage and oversee the work of the Numeracy Support personnel.
Work with the PCO Team in charge of data analysis and plan collection of numeracy data and analysis for all students from year 7 – 11.
Oversee the documentation and evaluation of the Mathematics units and lesson plans.
In conjunction with the Staff Development and PCO Team develop and document a school-wide Professional Learning plan based on individual staff and College needs.
Liaise with College Educational Leaders to develop processes which encourage staff to use data to inform their performance in line with the College expectations and DET standards.
To convene regular meetings of relevant groups.
Support teachers in classrooms to improve student learning outcomes.
Represent the College at appropriate events in a professional manner.
Lead the implementation of current pedagogy and curriculum practice.
Take responsibility for leadership and management of the Learning Area.
Take responsibility for the promotion of the Learning Area at events such as Open Night, Awards Night and Information Nights.
Ensure an annual curriculum plan is developed based on the evaluation of College and DET data.
Ensure that program budgets are developed, well managed and evaluated.
Lead the team of staff in the Learning Area to work together to review their practice and their teaching program in PLTs throughout the year.
Ensure curriculum resources are allocated equitably and housed appropriately.
Foster a positive community perception of the Learning Area.
Ensure all Learning Area members are actively involved in curriculum development.
Ensure that the units of study are documented, continually evaluated and placed on the school drive.
Review the performance of a group of staff as part of the P & D process.
Other duties as allocated by the Principal.
Conditions of Employment
All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx -