LEADING TEACHER – eLearning & Innovation – Whittlesea Secondary College (Vic)

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  • Applications Close: 1 July 2019, 5pm
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Ready to reboot students’ technological learning experiences while simultaneously kickstarting your leadership journey?
Bold enough to seize and run with an opportunity to disrupt and innovate elearning?

Able to shape and influence an evolving educational culture through a strategically important position?

Searching for the right platform to align your pedagogical passion for digital learning with meaningful student-centred experiences?

Well, the perfect opportunity awaits the right aspiring educational leader to do just that at Whittlesea Secondary College!

Established in 1977, Whittlesea Secondary College (WSC) is a co-educational government school, nestled next to the picturesque King Lake National Park not more than an hour from Melbourne CBD. The College has a strong history of providing students with a diverse and innovative curriculum over the past 40 years. Originally established as a Technical School, WSC has continued to develop an outstanding Trade Training facility on site to deliver Automotive, Engineering, Building and Construction VET courses. WSC values student empowerment and choice, fostering strong student leadership across the school. In an intentional repudiation of the traditional ‘one size fits all’ factory model of schooling, WSC gives control back to students by empowering them to design their own personalised learning pathways targeting the learning areas they are passionate about and wish to focus on to engender a better understanding of the world around us.

Whittlesea Secondary College is searching for a motivated, enthusiastic and innovative teacher to fill the newly created position of Leading Teacher: eLearning and Innovation commencing Term 4, 2019. The position offers the opportunity to lead a committed strategic foray into eLearning and will involve the continued coordination of the 1:1 device program which commenced earlier this year. The successful applicant will be able to build a positive and exciting vision for, and experience of, technology in school, and adapt to a rapidly evolving school culture. They will enjoy working with and supporting staff to implement a range of technology tools as part of their teaching practice. Superior communication skills will be essential, as the successful applicant will organise and address large forums of students and parents.

Specifically, the successful candidate will need to:

  • Lead and manage the continued role out of 1:1 devices across the school
  • Promote and advocate the use of eLearning across the college and to ensure that eLearning practices are effectively integrated into programs across the college
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the school operations and policies related to eLearning and innovation
  • Explore and introduce new and innovative technology into student learning and develop subject offerings in the area of technology
  • Provide training and coaching to staff in the use of eLearning technologies
  • Provide information sessions and training to parents and students
  • Oversee eSmart program at the college
  • Support the information and training of students and parents during student enrolment and transition processes


Prospective candidates are invited to submit a statement succinctly addressing the following selection criteria:

  • 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 ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.
  • SC6    Demonstrated capacity in working as a team member to adapt to meet the demands of a growing and evolving school community.

It is a condition of employment that staff comply with all the policies and practices of the College, including our child safety protection policies, and that conduct is consistent with the values of the College and Department of Education.


  • Attracts a salary range level Leading Teacher 3.2
  • Includes the opportunity to be mentored by the winner of The Educator’s 2018 Rising Star Award.

Whittlesea Secondary College has engaged Hutton Consulting 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 Fiona Hutton on 0499 000 973 or email fiona@hutton.education

Applications close Monday 01 July, 2019 at 5.00pm