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Deputy Head of Senior School


Reference: 4853572

  • Key leadership role in a progressive independent school
  • Supportive and professional environment
  • Convenient western suburbs location

Committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for their students, Westbourne Grammar's teachers are members of a highly skilled, dedicated and well-resourced team.

A leading independent, coeducational school in the heart of Melbourne's fast-growing west, Westbourne's innovative learning culture is underpinned by a strong tradition of academic excellence and student achievement. Working at Westbourne means you will be welcomed into a supportive community where you will be part of a thriving culture of professional growth and advancement.

The Opportunity

We are seeking applications from inspirational leaders who support the school's vision and values and who want to actively contribute to the twenty-first century learning environment.

In this key role, you will be responsible for overseeing the management of learning in the Senior School. This translates into active fostering and monitoring of staff and student talents in the development, delivery and ongoing evolution of the School's learning programs.

Providing high quality, consistent outcomes in student learning and wellbeing is at the heart of the role. You will be guided by the wellbeing policies operating in the School to create a dynamic environment.

As a member of the School Executive, you will also have a 0.2 Teaching Load.

About you

Your years of experience in a similar role have given you outstanding knowledge of VCE, International Student regulations, curriculum development, assessment, reporting, pastoral care and co-curricular programs.

In your support of day to day operations, you will liaise at all levels across the school, so it's important you take pride in your stakeholder management ability and enjoy working collaboratively.

To be successful you will bring:

  • A minimum of 3 years senior management experience in an educational setting
  • Relevant teaching qualifications and registration
  • Experience in giving clear direction and support of staff when managing student behaviour
  • Initiative and a commitment to continuous development
  • A strong working knowledge of all relevant compliance and legislations

Experience with management of students using the principles of Restorative Justice is preferred, however training is available for the successful candidate.

What we offer

The school is easy to get to being only a 20-minute drive from the City and 40 minutes from Geelong. All staff are allocated a designated parking space on the campus at Truganina and you will enjoy access to an onsite creche with discounts on school fees.

All professional staff at Westbourne Grammar School accept that they are committed to our strong moral purpose. We know that the variance within a school is greater than between schools, and it is this knowledge that has shaped our shared moral purpose that ‘Every child can succeed and achieve significant growth'.

If you share our philosophy and want to be part of a great community, apply now.

Applications Close: 28 Oct 2019