Director of Quality Teaching & Learning

Calrossy Anglican School (see more jobs from this school)

TAMWORTH, NSW


Coordinator

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 4 October 2021


We are seeking an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic leader for the position of Director of Quality Teaching and Learning. The fundamental purpose of the position is to lead and encourage the implementation of outstanding teaching and learning practices at all levels across Calrossy Anglican School.

<p>Come and join our vibrant school, located in a growing NSW regional centre where lifestyle, affordability, low stress and rich community are realities. </p><p>We are seeking an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic leader for the position of Director of Quality Teaching and Learning. The successful applicant will have strong leadership and management skills, ability to collaborate with teachers, a clear commitment to outstanding learning outcomes and preparedness to further the Christian mission of Calrossy. </p><p>The fundamental purpose of the position is to lead and encourage the implementation of outstanding teaching and learning practices at all levels across Calrossy Anglican School. </p><p><b>Location </b></p><p>Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth – William Cowper (Years P-9) and Brisbane Street (Senior) Campuses </p><p>Teachers may be required to work across multiple campuses and/or teach the online eCalrossy classes </p><p><b>Role accountability </b></p><p>• All positions are ultimately responsible to the Principal </p><p>• The position functionally reports to the Deputy Principal </p><p>• As a Childsafe School, appointees must hold a current Working with Children Check </p><p><b>Reports to this position </b></p><p>• Middle Leaders (Heads of Department and Primary Stage Coordinators) </p><p>• Secondary Teaching Staff </p><p>• Primary Teaching Staff </p><p><b>Collaborates and Liaises With </b></p><p>• The School Executive Team </p><p>• Deputy Principal </p><p>• Heads of Calrossy 7 – 9 &amp; Junior School </p><p>• Head of Boarding </p><p>• All Teaching Staff </p><p><b>Special conditions </b></p><p>The successful applicant will be expected to promote the Christian aims and ethos of the school and adhere to the School’s policies. </p><p><b>Our School </b></p><p>Calrossy Anglican School is a leading Day and Boarding School located in Tamworth, a thriving regional centre in the North-West of NSW. It is a ‘coeducational school with a difference’, catering for approximately 950 girls and boys from Pre-School to Year 12. We have moved into our second century with a bold vision of quality Christian education for the young men and women of regional Australia, under the auspices of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale. Whilst a comprehensive school with an open enrolment policy, Calrossy has performed as the top academic school in North-West NSW in the past ten years, regularly achieving HSC results in the top echelon of schools in the state. </p><p><b>A stimulating learning environment </b></p><p>Calrossy is a forward-thinking school, creating innovative and modern working environments that enhance student learning and fosters a passion and a culture of participation in all aspects of school life. There are a broad range of academic, sporting and cultural activities for Boarding and Day students, promoting success and engagement, both outside and within the classroom. </p><p>Well-known for our outstanding and distinctive approach to wellbeing, Calrossy is a place of belonging, in which every student’s wellbeing is nurtured, catering for individual special needs and potential. </p><p>Calrossy operates on two campuses in Tamworth, with the Junior School and Years 7 – 9 located on the William Cowper Campus in North Tamworth and Years 10 -12 students learning at our Brisbane Street Campus in East Tamworth. Boarding facilities for both girls and boys are provided within the school and nearby. Calrossy operates Tangara Farm as a Trade Training Centre which is home to our renowned Agriculture and Primary Industries programs. </p><p><b>Our mission </b></p><p>Calrossy Anglican School is a ‘Diamond School’, providing coeducational junior schooling, gender specific junior secondary and combined senior schooling. It is home to approximately 180 boy and girl Boarders. Calrossy cultivates Christian community, passion for learning and positive relationships, preparing students for a future of purpose, wellbeing and service. </p><p>In fulfilling our mission, we promote the development of purposeful lives through learning, personal growth and inspiration for service, equipping students to make a difference in the community and world. Learning is characterised by innovative teaching, strong connections between students and staff, meaningful engagement and a culture of success. Growth is supported through character development, achievement of personal best, holistic wellbeing (social, emotional, physical and spiritual), Christian faith and virtues and the taking of considered risks. We inspire service through a commitment to respectful relationships, leadership development, helping others, sporting and community involvement and national and global connections. Calrossy has a commitment to develop holistic and well-rounded students are creators of hope and change that matters. Our school values are Integrity, Resilience, Selflessness and Inclusiveness. </p><p>The purpose statement for our Senior Secondary campus is to equip young adults, ready to contribute to the world. </p><p><b>Childsafe Organisation </b></p><p>As a Childsafe school, we are committed to high standards of care and practices to ensure the safety and protection of children. Every staff member must have a current Working with Children Check and is required to actively support our school as a safe learning environment. </p><p><b>Applications </b></p><p>Please forward applications for this position to the Principal, supported by a letter of introduction, appropriate Curriculum Vitae and the Calrossy application form (on the school’s website) via admin&#64;calrossy.nsw.edu.au. </p><p>The successful applicant will commence this role in January 2022. </p><p>A salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, in line with the Independent Schools NSW Teachers Multi-Enterprise Agreement (Hybrid Model). </p><p>Queries about this position can be directed to the Human Resources Officer, Sandy Cudmore via sandy.cudmore&#64;calrossy.nsw.edu.au. </p><p><b>Applications close at midnight on Monday 4th October 2021. </b></p><p><br /></p><h4><b>Director of Quality Teaching &amp; Learning - Position Description</b></h4><h4><b><br /></b></h4><p><b>The Primary Objective of the Position </b></p><p>The Director of Quality Teaching and Learning will oversee the implementation of outstanding teaching and learning practices throughout the school with a focus on effective pedagogical strategies, teacher coaching and inspiring colleagues to create innovative and exciting work programs and lessons, and inducting staff in educative legislation as appropriate, including new curriculum developments. </p><p><b>Accountabilities and responsibilities of the position </b></p><p><b>Ethos </b></p><p>• Actively support and promote the Christian ethos of Calrossy in a manner that is inclusive and sensitive to the life experiences of students, parents and staff </p><p>• At all times promote the School’s Christian values in a practical and accessible way </p><p>• Help to develop, implement and evaluate the school’s Strategic Plan </p><p><b>Qualifications </b></p><p>• Recognised teaching qualifications and the academic background necessary to successfully mentor teachers in their classroom practice </p><p>• Meet NESA and Teacher’s Institute Requirements to teach in NSW </p><p>• Familiarity with AITSL teaching standards </p><p><b>Leader of Learning </b></p><p>• Ability to contribute to and lead the professional learning practice of Calrossy Anglican School, providing input and direction to training and development of staff </p><p>• Possess a thorough knowledge of the NESA policies and AITSL teaching standards </p><p>• Demonstrated history of excellence in teaching and modelling effective practice </p><p>• Experience in working with teacher teams, successfully having developed programmes, assessments and criteria for success </p><p>• Leadership experience within and beyond classroom teaching practice </p><p>• Commitment to supporting the differentiation of learning and meeting academic needs of all students </p><p>• Knowledge and expertise to support the effective integration of ICT into learning at all stages </p><p>• Capacity to contribute to teamwork and collective efficacy of teaching staff </p><p>• Work collaboratively in the provision of a quality environment and curriculum </p><p>• Articulate a school vision for learning, contributing to the development of a learning model for the school </p><p><b>Learning culture </b></p><p>• Develop consistent high learning expectations of all members of the school community </p><p>• Promote a culture to enable students to thrive academically, socially and spiritually </p><p>• Coordinate the academic tone of the school in partnership with senior staff members and teachers </p><p>• Take an active and enthusiastic role in the day-to-day learning within the School </p><p>• Develop a team of staff who support the holistic development of students </p><p>• Be up-to-date with contemporary pedagogical literature and research, connecting with professional networks and sharing developments with staff </p><p>• Contribute to newsletters on learning and academic growth </p><p><b>Teacher Practice </b></p><p>• Develop teachers with a range of levels of experience and expertise. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they would approach assisting teachers to improve their practice </p><p>• Effective utilisation of educational theory as an underpinning of developing teacher quality </p><p>• Possess skills and knowledge to assist teachers in self-reflection and engaging in the improvement process </p><p>• Assist individual staff and departments to develop achievable goals and strategies for learning </p><p>• Advise teachers and executive regarding beneficial professional learning and alignment with whole school goals </p><p>• Possess skills and knowledge to assist teachers and executive regarding requirements for teacher accreditation </p><p>• Provide teacher coaching, lesson observations and the development of effective feedback to teachers and Middle Leaders </p><p><b>Academic Leadership </b></p><p>• In partnership with key academic staff, assist in the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures </p><p>• Assist with the development of practices that monitor and measure student growth </p><p>• Participate as a member of the School Executive and other relevant sub-committees </p><p>• Assist with and advise on suitable processes which ensure the quality of School reports </p><p>• Contribute to school publications on teaching and learning </p><p>• Establish, monitor and evaluate policies, practices and systems to ensure excellent teaching and learning, including effective incorporation of ICT </p><p>• Support accreditation of staff at Proficient and Experienced Teacher level </p><p>• Develop agendas, chair and keep suitable records of regular Middle Leader meetings </p><p>• Promote staff collegiality and effective sharing of ideas on teaching, assessment and programming </p><p><b>Teaching and learning </b></p><p>• Prepare lessons for and teach the number of periods per week as designated by the school’s curriculum (usually between 0.2 to 0.4 teaching load) </p><p>Parent and Community liaison </p><p>• Organise appropriate representation of the School at functions within the school and the wider community </p><p>• Update the community regularly on matters relating to teaching and learning </p><p>• Represent the school as a Leader of Learning </p><p><b>Transitions </b></p><p>• Promote and market Calrossy as an outstanding learning environment to prospective enrolees </p><p>• Support strategies for the academic transition of students from Primary into Secondary School </p><p>• Assist Heads of Departments in events to support subject selection and learning pathways </p><p>• Oversee appropriate preparation students as they move into Stages 5 and 6 </p><p><b>Administration </b></p><p>• Participate as a member of the School Executive and other relevant sub-committees </p><p>• Contribute to Faculty, Stage, Heads of Department and whole staff meetings as required </p><p>• Assist with and advise on suitable processes which ensure the quality of School reports </p><p>• Contribute to school publications on teaching and learning </p><p>• Establish, monitor and evaluate policies, practices and systems to ensure excellent teaching and learning </p><p>• Develop agendas, chair and keep suitable records of regular Middle Leader and Head of Department meetings </p><p>• Management of large volumes of data – forms, student information curriculum documents, e-mail etc </p><p>• Support the application of the school Teaching and Learning Framework </p><p>• Support effective teacher self-reflection and appraisal tools and practice </p><p><b>Personal Qualities </b></p><p>• A commitment to the Christian mission and vision of the school </p><p>• Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to relate with all sectors of the school community </p><p>• Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral </p><p>• A good role model to teaching colleagues and students </p><p>• Commitment to foster a positive image of Calrossy Anglican School </p><p>• Enjoyment in working with staff and students </p><p>• Ability to maintain professional levels of confidentiality and trust </p><p>• Capacity to work flexible hours </p><p>• Integrity, reliability and honesty </p><p>• Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively </p><p>• A high level of technological literacy </p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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<p>Please forward applications for this position to the Principal, supported by a letter of introduction, appropriate Curriculum Vitae and the Calrossy application form (on the school’s website) via admin&#64;calrossy.nsw.edu.au.  </p>