Leading Teacher Range 3 (Leading Teacher Range 3)
Wilandra Rise Primary School is a P-6 school located on 25 Aayana Street, Clyde North and is built under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) development. WRPS is an excellent state of the art learning facility that brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces. All teachers work in learning communities to create flexible teaching options in classrooms and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. The school upholds high expectations of all and provides an exciting and inclusive experience for staff, students and families. Wilandra Rise Primary School is committed to ensuring the safety of all students and will have zero tolerance of child abuse in any form.
At WRPS the child is at the centre and purpose of all that we do. Our teachers and support staff work hard to provide that is research and evidenced based including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students. This innovative, rich and rigorous curriculum is delivered in a positive, stimulating and challenging learning environment where every child experiences success and develops a love of life-long learning. Our students are encouraged to explore their world through inquiry learning to become thinking, informed, resilient and self-directed learners who are able to be the best they can be and contribute actively to their community. The key components of the teaching programs at WRPS are the effective teaching of literacy and numeracy.
Our State of the art buildings consist of 4 Learning Communities, Learning Resource Centre, Netball Victoria Standard Stadium, Music Room and STEM facility. We also have a number of relocatable buildings installed to account for the exponential growth of enrolments. Teachers work together to plan and teach a comprehensive curriculum and to provide rich learning environments for all students. Our programs are supported by contemporary resources and the latest research in teaching and learning. This research includes our whole school approach to teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics.
All Staff are heavily involved with the PLC instructional model and work together in small teams to put faces to data. Professional development and leadership capacity are driving forces at WRPS. Strategic on site professional development, professional learning teams and learning forums accelerate the continuous improvement of learning and teaching. The provision of school based pedagogical coaches further improve classroom practice and, ultimately, student achievement. Our commitment to the SEVR School Improvement Strategy is instrumental in driving our success.
The wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us and we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students and will have zero tolerance of child abuse in any form. The relationship between the staff, students and parents is a fundamental strength at WRPS. The school enjoys formidable Community involvement. Parent involvement and participation in a variety of school activities is a significant feature of our school life and is actively encouraged and greatly valued.
SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
SC2 Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.
SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.
SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and lead whole school improvement initiatives in relation to Student Wellbeing and Engagement and a commitment to ongoing professional learning for self and others to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx
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