Head of Teaching and Learning K-6 – Flinders Christian Community College (Vic)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday 31st May 2021 at 5:00 pm
LEAD CONSULTANT
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Amanda Samson
Senior Education Consultant

Flinders Christian Community College seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to lead best practice teaching and learning across K – 6.

Flinders Christian Community College is an independent, coeducational, interdenominational Christian school, with an open and inclusive enrolment policy, for students in Kinder to Year 12, with beautiful campuses located in Carrum Downs, Mt Martha and Tyabb. Students are encouraged, challenged and inspired to learn, develop in character, understand the world in which they live. Flinders is designed and operated to achieve long term results related to student understanding, dispositions for lifelong learning and service in the Kingdom of God.

Flinders has established a positive school culture, which seeks to value all by displaying love, grace, integrity, humility and forgiveness. There is an inclusive educational philosophy which underpins the curricular and extra-curricular programs from three-year old kinder to Year 12. Students have opportunities to engage in activities such as drama, music, sport, debating and public speaking, community service and mission programs. Flinders Christian Community College seeks to employ professional and innovative educators, who are committed to quality Christian Education and the College’s purpose, vision and values.

Reporting to the Head of Primary, the Head of Teaching and Learning K to 6 will focus on raising the achievement standards for staff and students through a process of pedagogical transformation to improve curriculum implementation, teaching and professional learning. Capacity to demonstrate understanding of the Flinders Learning and Teaching framework and utilise this as the sounding board for all decisions. The willingness to experiment and implement best and next practice in education and learning is essential. They will liaise closely with the Director of the Kindergarten and the Heads of Sections, consulting with the Head of Campus and Head of Primary School and will be an active member of the Campus Curriculum Committee. The Head of Teaching and Learning K to 6 will be a strong communicator with the capacity to build strong positive relationships with staff as well as students and their families.

The Head of Teaching and Learning K to 6 will have an understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education in the Early Years program. They will be able to demonstrate an extensive experience in their own teaching practice, leading professional learning for staff and delivering information to parents. They will be recognised and high respected by colleagues, parents and the community as an individual with appropriate expertise and experience. They will have experience in and awareness of current pedagogy, research and practice with an interest in the integration of technology as a tool for learning and data analysis. Skills in managing change and developing teams are also fundamental to this role.

Commencing in January 2022, the successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative educational leader able to demonstrate:

  • A well developed understanding and commitment to the principles of Christian education
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to align with the College’s vision, mission, values and Strategic Plan
  • Expertise in current teaching and learning innovation, research and practice
  • Capacity to build collaborative motivated teams, lead projects and manage change
  • Ability to develop and deliver professional learning programs
  • Effective stakeholder management and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to network within and external to the College community

Flinders Christian Community College is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.

Flinders Christian Community College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the full position description please contact the lead consultant – Dr Amanda Samson on 0433356911 or email amanda.samson@hutton.education
Please ONLY APPLY directly to Hutton Consulting Australia. Only suitably qualified applicants will be contacted.

Applications close:  Monday May 31 2021 by 5pm