Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning


Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning col-narrow-left Job ID: 14885 Location: CAULFIELD, Vic, Category: Teachers, with Administrative Role col-narrow-right Job Views: 162 Employment Type: Full-time Posted: 20.04.2018 col-wide Job Description: Shelford Girls’ Grammar is a leading independent school with a Reggio Emilia inspired, co-educational Early Learning Centre and a Foundation to Year 12 School for girls. Shelford is an Anglican school that welcomes students from a diversity of backgrounds. The keystone of Shelford’s educational philosophy is our commitment to meeting the needs of every student. In order to realize this commitment, Shelford chooses to be a relatively small school, with class sizes being smaller at all levels. Here no-one is overlooked and no-one can get lost, and a strong sense of community is created when students work with others from all year levels. While a school’s first purpose is the academic development of each student, at Shelford we recognise that the quality of the relationships that exist between all members of the community determines the quality of learning and the educational outcomes. Shelford is committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning and the safety and protection of children. Applicants will be subject to the relevant child protection screenings, including referee and identity checks, and are expected to familiarise themselves with the School’s Child Safety and Protection Policy, Mandatory Reporting Policy and Code of Conduct available on the website at Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning

  • Years 7 to 12
  • Full Time, Ongoing Role
  • Commencing Term 3, 2018 (or earlier by negotiation)

Shelford Girls’ Grammar seeks an experienced educator to lead teaching and learning in the Senior School (Years 7 – 12). Reporting to the Principal, the Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning will be a member of the School Executive Team and provide high quality leadership in all areas related to teaching and learning at Shelford. The Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning will possess superior communication and organisational skills. He or she will have a passion for, and a love of learning, and be able to demonstrate considerable success as a teacher. It is essential that the Head of School – Teaching and Learning is able to make a significant contribution to a high functioning team, and work collaboratively with a variety of members within the School community. The ability to maintain confidentiality, and to remain focussed and calm whilst under pressure is also essential. The successful applicant will need to have:

  • Relevant teaching qualifications and have (or be working towards) postgraduate qualifications in education leadership;
  • Knowledge, experience and a passion for implementing curriculum, and fostering innovative classroom pedagogy within a positive education environment;
  • Significant experience in a school leadership position, for example as a Head of Faculty; and
  • A proven ability to work in a collaborative environment as a member of a school executive team.

The Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning will also be expected to teach one class in the Senior School. This is a permanent, ongoing position, commencing in Term 3, 2018 (or earlier by negotiation). Further information is available in the position description available at . For a confidential discussion please contact Ms Liz Rowell (Risk and HR Manager) on (03) 9524 7333. If you would like to apply for this position please forward your resume as well as the completed Employment Application Form including the names and contact details of 3 referees addressed to the Principal, Ms Polly Flanagan to Applications will close on Friday 4 May 2018. (While all applications will be considered, Shelford Girls’ Grammar will only contact applicants selected for interview).

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