Head of Learning and Teaching - Secondary
Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time
Applications Close: 22 September 2023
Lakeside College invites suitable applications for the position of Head of Learning and Teaching: Secondary.
<p><strong>Position: </strong>Head of Learning and Teaching - Secondary</p>
<p><strong>Organisational Relationship: </strong>Responsible to the Head of Secondary</p>
<p><strong>Employment Basis: </strong>Full-Time, Contract, Commencing 2024</p>
<p><strong>Location:</strong> Pakenham, VIC 3810</p><p>The College invites suitable applications for the position of Head of Learning and Teaching: Secondary.<br /></p><p>
</p><p>This position is a senior leadership role with the responsibility of leading all aspects of learning and teaching across the secondary school. Lakeside College is a Christian school in the Lutheran tradition and has a reputation for academic and pastoral excellence. The College has recently undergone unprecedented growth and this is the first time the position of Head of Learning and Teaching has been introduced into our leadership framework.<br /></p><p>Candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong Christian values and to have held significant leadership positions. The Head of Learning and Teaching: Secondary will be an innovative educator, who collaborates well with others and enjoys being part of a dynamic and progressive team of educational leaders.<br /></p><p><b>Classification:</b> Lutheran Education Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2018 and the National Employment Standards.
</p><p>Lakeside College is a Prep to 12 co-educational Christian school in the Lutheran tradition. Situated in Pakenham, a picturesque suburb and easy drive to the south-east of the Melbourne CBD, the College campus boasts excellent facilities in pleasant surrounds. Partnerships with local organisations give access to impressive arts and sports venues.<br /></p><p>
</p><p>Serving a growing and vibrant community, Lakeside College has a current enrolment of 577 students split across Primary, Middle and Senior Schools. Students, staff and parents are committed to supporting each child to learn, care and achieve – in doing so, giving glory to God and serving the world in love.<br /></p><p>More information about the College is available <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LZ93X9ECKmfSqf0W4cDo9utj1yXvRd80/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow">here</a> with interested teachers encouraged to also view <a href="https://youtu.be/Q0c5TSY-3JA" rel="nofollow">this video</a>.</p><p><b>Key Selection Criteria</b><br /></p><p>The applicant for the position is required to provide evidence of skills and experience that demonstrates;
</p><ul><li>An active Christian faith and willingness to uphold the ethos of the Lutheran Church of Australia
</li><li>Evidence of capacity to contribute to, and uphold, the positive Lakeside College staff culture</li><li>Ability to select and use a wide range of contemporary teaching and assessment strategies to suit the needs of a diverse range of students in line with the College teaching and learning philosophy</li><li>Best practice in curriculum development and implementation, evaluation and assessment and management of teaching and learning activities</li><li>Capacity to reflect critically upon their professional practice</li><li>Highly developed ability to establish and develop positive and constructive relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the wider community</li><li>Excellent communication skills</li><li>Commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities as a member of the College team</li><li>Demonstrated ability to uphold a Childsafe culture</li></ul><p><b>Application process</b></p><ul><li>Applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae will be received no later than 10:00 am on the 22nd of September to the College Principal, Mr Robert Tassoni, <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org." rel="nofollow">email@example.com.</a><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org." rel="nofollow"></a> </li></ul><p>
<p>Lakeside College is committed to being a Child Safe organisation. The College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to acting in children’s best interests and in keeping them safe from harm. Lakeside College regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.<br /></p><p>For more information regarding our commitment to child safety and to view relevant policies, please visit our website.
</p><p>As part of the recruitment process, previous employers of candidates will be contacted to confirm the applicant's suitability to work with children. Applicants that do not consent to this process will not be employed.
</p><p>Once an applicant is appointed, they must:
</p><ul><li>Be aware of, understand and comply with the principles of the Child Safe Standards at all times
</li><li>Ensure adherence to the College’s Child Safety Code of Conduct and Policies, including the Child Safe Standards, and demonstration of behaviours in accordance with these
</li><li>Undertake regular training and professional development in Child Safety and Child Protection during your induction and on an ongoing basis
</li><li>Respond according to the College’s policies and procedures when interacting with children, taking all allegations and concerns very seriously
</li><li>Be committed to providing a safe environment for all children, promoting physical, emotional and cultural safety.</li></ul><p>