WYNDHAM CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
HEAD OF EARLY YEARS (Prep-Grade 1)
Wyndham Christian College is currently seeking to employ a Head of Early Years (Prep-Grade 1) leader. This new leadership position at Wyndham Christian College is a full-time on-going position and will commence at the beginning of term 1, 2020. The position will include a 0.4 teaching load.
Wyndham Christian College (WCC) commenced in 2019 with over 100 students in classes from Prep-Grade 4 and will add Grade 5 in 2020. WCC is located on a prime 30-acre site in an ideal location for a new school. WCC is close to public transport and located in one of the fastest growing areas of Australia. Our master plan for the site caters for a P-12 school of 1450 students. WCC is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years.
WCC total enrolment is more than doubling in 2020. Our enrolment for 2020 includes 3 Prep classes which are almost already at capacity for 2020. We are now calling for applications from enthusiastic, passionate and committed Christian primary classroom teachers for this important leadership position.
This new leadership position is a rare opportunity for someone to join our passionate and vibrant staff team and to be a part of the pioneering of setting the culture and vision of WCC. We are particularly keen for staff to apply who have an interest in 21st century innovative learning pedagogical practices.
About the Role
The Head of Early Years will visibly maintain the highest professional standards, have excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and IT skills, and the ability to work flexibly within the school structure.
The Heads of Early Years is expected to:
- encourage high standards in all aspects of school life
- contribute to the effective and efficient management of the School
- promote a school culture which is happy, purposeful and productive
- support and motivate students, teachers and other school employees
- encourage consultation and discussion.
- communicate effectively with parents and guardians.
- support class teachers and specialist teachers who have concerns about particular students
- inform relevant staff about problems and action taken regarding specific students
- be committed to a shared vision of the school
- lead by example, to motivate colleagues and pupils in support of the shared vision
- support an ethos which promotes excellence in teaching and learning and which sustains improvement in staff and pupils
- demonstrate a genuine commitment to the Christian ethos of the College.
- To lead the Early Years staff meetings
- To collect planning from classroom teachers in their section
- Regularly check the bookwork in classes and ensure that a good standard and amount of work is being undertaken
- Assist the Head of Campus in providing professional leadership and management of the Primary School
- To ensure effective communication happens in the Early Years Department
- To monitor and evaluate pupil progress by managing, organising and using data in partnership with the Head of Primary.
- Oversee the Early Years Department to ensure that the curriculum is being administered well.
- Monitor attendance and punctuality
- Keep reports of Early Years student behaviour
- Contact parents to discuss student behaviour if necessary
- Meet regularly with the Head of Campus and primary leadership team
- Be the first point of contact for any disciplinary issues within the Early Years Department.
Student guidance and support
- Get to know all students in Early Years as well as possible
- Keep in contact with parents of students in the Early Years Department
- Take steps to prevent bullying and support victims of bullying
- Support class teachers to achieve constructive working relationships with students
- Consult with the Head of Campus on curriculum and timetabling issues relating to the curriculum structure of the college.
- Take part in and help organise parents’ evenings
- Oversee the report writing process for the Early Years Department and proof read all reports before passing onto the Head of Primary.
- To help coordinate and lead Primary assemblies
- To be responsible for a core curriculum area, monitoring standards and assessments, reviewing resources and acting as a coach and mentor.
- To organise and coordinate special department events such as Prep parents’ information evenings
- To organise and lead the Prep Transition program
- To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably determined by the Head of Campus or the Executive Principal
- To oversee parent participation in programs such as classroom literacy support and PMP
All staff at Wyndham Christian College must subscribe wholeheartedly to the *Heatherton Christian College Statement of Faith, be active Christians with church involvement.
Key Selection Criteria – Essential
Outstanding professional practice, including demonstrated capacity to differentiate the curriculum and the capacity to work and oversee colleagues in the early years department to continually improve teaching and learning processes.
- The ability to lead and monitor the assessment of student learning data in the early years and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
- Proven high-level written and verbal communication skills as well as high-level of interpersonal skills, including a capacity to develop positive, constructive relationships with students, parents and staff.
- A commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of College activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.
- A commitment to the Christian values and vision of Wyndham Christian College.
- Demonstrated educational leadership skills
How to Apply
To be considered for this position please include the following with your application:
- A cover letter of no more than one page
- Curriculum Vitae containing employment history, educational qualifications and the contact details of three professional referees
- A summary, of up to four A4 pages addressing the Key Selection Criteria including examples of the specific skills and attributes you would bring to this leadership role that would address the selection criteria above.
- A current reference letter from your Pastor or Minister
- Applications may be emailed to the Head of Campus, Mrs. Jennifer Trodden at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc’d to the Executive Principal, Mr. Peter Cliffe at email@example.com
A confirmation email will be sent on receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of emailing your application, please contact the Wyndham College Office on (03) 87404770
For further information please contact the Head of Campus, Mrs. Jennifer Trodden, during office hours on (03) 87404770
*Wyndham Christian College is a campus of Heatherton Christian College. All employee policies and procedures relating to the staff of Heatherton Christian College equally apply to staff of Wyndham Christian College.
Wyndham Christian College seeks to appoint staff with the highest professional skills who can actively support the Christian teachings and ethos of the College. All staff must commit to a culture that supports and embraces Child Safe Standards and hold full VIT registration.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with the qualifications and experiences of the successful applicant.
Friday 31 May, 4:00pm
PRIMARY CLASSROOM SPECIALIST TEACHER (MUSIC)
Wyndham Christian College (WCC) is currently seeking to employ an innovative, passionate, and engaging primary specialist music teacher to join our dynamic team. The position is for the remainder of 2019, with the possibility of increased hours in 2020.
The position will commence at the beginning of term 3, 2019 or earlier by negotiation.
At Wyndham Christian College (WCC), we believe in a holistic education where academic learning is balanced with the pursuit of emotional, social, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Our vision statement of “Growing in Christ, Striving for Excellence, Influencing the World” underpins everything that we do at WCC.
About the Role:
- Primary specialist music teacher
- One day per week, teaching 5 x 50 minutes primary music classes from Prep-Grade 4
- Preferably working on a Friday, but there is the possibility of negotiating an alternative day.
- Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage and communicate with all stakeholders including students, parents and staff.
- Develop and maintain an effective music education program for students.
- Ability to be solutions focused and data-driven in all decision making.
- Desire to use flexibility and creativity in day-to-day activities.
- A high level of written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and staff.
- A commitment to the Christian values and vision of Wyndham Christian College
All staff at Wyndham Christian College must subscribe wholeheartedly to the Wyndham Christian College Statement of Faith (view by clicking on the link below) and be active Christians with church involvement.
How to apply
To be considered for this position please include the following with your application:
- A cover letter of no more than one page.
- Curriculum Vitae containing employment history, educational qualifications and the contact details of three professional referees.
- A summary of your unique specific skills and attributes you would bring to the music specialist role
- A current reference letter from your Church pastor or minister
Applications must be emailed to the Head of Campus, Wyndham Christian College Mrs Jennifer Trodden firstname.lastname@example.org and cc’d to The Executive Principal, Mr Peter Cliffe, email@example.com
A confirmation email will be sent on receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of emailing your application, please contact the Wyndham Christian College on (03) 8740 4770.
For any further information please contact the Head of Campus, Mrs Jennifer Trodden, on (03) 8740 4770
Friday 24 May, 4:00pm