Deputy Head (Head of the Preparatory School) - Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6
- Deputy Head and leadership position of existing Pre-Kindergarten - Year 6
- Passion for Christian education, best practice pedagogy and student agency
- Relational, dynamic, collaborative and experienced educator
The Deputy Head (Head of the Preparatory School) - Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 is a new role. Working strategically and closely with the Headmaster along with the Head of the Middle School and the Executive, the Head of the Preparatory School will lead the development of of our existing Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 offering.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION
- Provide educational, spiritual professional and personal leadership.
- Lead the day to day operations of all areas of the Preparatory School.
- Grow and support the development of a team of quality Christian practitioners.
- Help to build and promote a culture of future thinking in education.
- Promote student agency and wellbeing.
- Teach as outlined by the Headmaster from time to time.
- Senior member of the Executive Team.
- Deputise for the Headmaster, as required.
Note: For a full description of the Key Responsibilities, please refer to the Position Description located on the School's website.
LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES - Key Selection Criteria
Exceptional Leadership, Interpersonal & Communication
- Demonstrated knowledge of and vision for the future of educational practice as it relates to primary students.
- The ability to provide leadership and courage to introduce and manage change and innovation in learning and wellbeing, building non-existent cultures, structures and systems.
- Demonstrated high-level of communication and interpersonal skills to develop and sustain quality relationships within and beyond the School community.
- The ability and history to provide high integrity including sound judgment and the ability to demonstrate professional conduct and discretion at all times.
- The ability to take responsibility and provide effective leadership of staff, curriculum and well-being matters.
- Demonstrated a track record of working productively and collaboratively as a part of a leadership team to achieve strategic and shared goals. Proven experience and interest in the use of Information Technology and/or the design of Learning Spaces to enhance learning outcomes.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum across primary, inquiry-based pedagogy, restorative justice and intrinsic motivation.
- Experience in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate would be highly regarded although appropriate training will be provided to the selected candidate.
- Possesses a Bachelor’s Degree with qualifications in education (or equivalent) is essential with post-graduate qualifications completed or advanced in process being highly desirable.
- Experience and a thorough understanding of NESA syllabus. requirements and Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum.
Note: For a full description of the Leadership Capabilities, please refer to the Position Description located on the School's website.
- Permanent full time (1.0 FTE).
- Commencing Date: By negotiation.
- Tenure - An initial 3-year term will be offered which may be extended by mutual agreement with annual performance appraisal.
How to Apply
Applicants are asked to:-
- Provide a cover letter outlining suitability as well as sharing a vision for the development of the School.
- A Curriculum Vitae (CV) of not more than 4 pages, addressing the Leadership Capabilities.
- A completed "Teacher - Application for Employment" Form located on the School's website.
- Applicants must also have or be eligible for NSW Teacher Registration and provide a current Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
- Provide a statement of personal Christian faith.
- Provide three (3) referees.
Application Closing Date
- Applications must be addressed to the Headmaster of St. Peter's Anglican Grammar and arrive via email to [email protected] no later than Friday, 17 September 2021.
St. Peter's Anglican Grammar is a child safe organisation. Employment screening is mandatory in accordance with legislative requirements and the successful candidate must comply with the current NSW Child Protection Legislation.