IB Schools Australasia

DEPUTY HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL – OPERATIONS AND STAFFING

Bellevue Hill, New South Wales 

Cranbrook School is seeking an outstanding leader to join our dynamic Junior School Leadership Team in a full-time role, starting from the beginning of Term 1 2021. 

ABOUT THE POSITION

Cranbrook School is seeking an outstanding leader to join our dynamic Junior School Leadership Team in a full-time role, starting from the beginning of Term 1 2021.

The Deputy Head Operations and Staffing P-6 supports the Head of Junior School in the development and implementation of the strategic vision for the Junior School and to ensure the best possible education for the students within Junior School. This position is responsible for overseeing the staffing, operational and administrative functions within the Junior School.

ABOUT YOU

You are a globally minded, enthusiastic and dedicated educator and administrator, highly capable of working collaboratively within a team. Possessing an exemplary understanding of best practice, you have a deep commitment to implement rigorous, highly differentiated programmes in Junior School settings.

Applicants must be excellent communicators, creative, able to work well with all students, parents and staff members, and be willing to take an active and enthusiastic part in the full life of the School, including co-curricular activities and School events outside normal teaching hours.

Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Hold tertiary teaching qualifications in primary education
  • Be NESA accredited to teach in New South Wales
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding and knowledge of the NSW Curriculum
  • Have a minimum of five years’ fulltime teaching experience in Junior School contexts
  • Possess effective leadership experience
  • Demonstrate expertise in using data effectively to inform educational decisions
  • Be superbly organised, have an eye for detail, be resourceful and have an ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Have exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Show a strong understanding and appreciation of compliance, confidentiality and privacy requirements
  • Be able to demonstrate exceptional capacity to build trusting relationships and collaborate with all people at various levels, with diverse backgrounds and from a wide range of age groups
  • Be able to take ownership of tasks, demonstrate initiative and produce work of a consistently high standard
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development and reflection
  • Be able to represent the School at the highest professional level
  • Have a high level of proficiency with technology.

Experience teaching the PYP Primary Years Programme and post graduate leadership qualifications are highly desirable.

A detailed Position Description is available on the School website: www.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS 

Cranbrook School is a child safe environment. The School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations. The successful applicant for this position will be required to hold a current NSW Working with Children Check clearance. 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected] and include a resume and cover letter to the Head of Junior School addressing the Key Selection Criteria in detail. 

References will be requested for the short- listed applicants.

ABOUT CRANBROOK SCHOOL

Cranbrook is an Anglican, independent day and boarding school, Pre-school to Year 12. 
Our vision is to be a world class school which encourages and enables all of our students to explore, enjoy and fulfil their potential. We lead our students to discover and make the most of their talents, to thrive in, and love the pursuit of, excellence. As a school we energise the educational environment by offering a rich and distinctive schooling both within and beyond the curriculum and give powerful pastoral support. Cranbrook builds resilience and confidence so that each student can face the challenges of the twenty-first century with personal confidence, intellectual versatility, academic hunger and optimism.


Cranbrook School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and in August 2020 became accredited as an IB Continuum School, offering the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma Programme.

Applications closed Friday 23 October 2020
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