Head of Physical Education, MLC (VIC)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: 5pm on Thursday 7th September 2023.
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Christophe Menagé
Senior Education Consultant

Founded in 1882, Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) Victoria is an independent school renowned for its excellence in education. MLC’s strong sense of place and community, along with a focus on ethical responsibility, prepares students for success in a global society. The College emphasizes holistic development through a range of extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities. With an IB and VCE curriculum offering, MLC delivers a comprehensive and diverse P-12 educational experience, fostering academic achievement, personal growth, and character development. MLC’s commitment to innovation and technology means students benefit from a dynamic learning environment that integrates the best of contemporary pedagogy. Through its rich history and forward-looking approach, MLC continues to empower the next generation of leaders.

The Head of Physical Education (P-12) is a dynamic leadership role that will elevate the physical education curriculum and programs across all grade levels. The Head of PE position will lead a team who drive student engagement in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence. The Head will craft a culture that values positive learning habits, agile mindsets, reflective practice and collaborative approaches to learning and teaching. The Head of PE proactively engages with the evaluation of teacher capabilities, ensures seamless integration of technology for enriched learning experiences, manages assessment and reporting processes, and exemplifies the highest standards of communication throughout the school community. The Head of Physical Education is a crucial educational leadership role that reports to the Director of Learning and Curriculum. This is a pivotal role in fostering holistic student achievement and success through a well-rounded curriculum.

The Head of Physical Education’s (P-12) key responsibilities encompass several critical areas. These include formulating scope, sequence and course documentation within the department, actively participating in strategic discussions about MLC’s educational priorities, managing budgets and overseeing the implementation of Canvas-based courses to optimize student learning. Additionally, the Head will collaborate with Heads of Department and Learning Diversity to accommodate students’ unique needs, conduct classroom observations to enhance instructional quality, and facilitate the recruitment and induction of new staff.

The successful candidate will enjoy the benefit of working in a high performance educational setting with unparalleled investment in staff conditions and professional development. All candidates must be VIT registered and those well-versed with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, International Baccalaureate and Victorian Curriculum of Education will be at an advantage. 

Methodist Ladies’ College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, as outlined in the Child Protection Policy.

Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with Methodist Ladies’ College in the search and selection process for this position. Prospective candidates must contact Chris Menagé on 0427 703 483 or chris.menage@hutton.education for a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to access all-important candidate information (including the full job description).

Applications should be emailed to 1401195@hutton.education by 5:00pm on Thursday 7th September, 2023. Please note, direct online applications will not be accepted.