School Leader C

Coombs · Australian Capital Territory

Charles Weston School Coombs is located in Canberra’s growing Molonglo Valley. We have a beautifully diverse population of 600 students with over 50 different languages spoken by our families. We are an IB world school offering the Primary Years Programme from Preschool to Year 6 with a strong focus on student voice, inclusion, and inquiry learning.

Our Vision: Growing an inclusive community of globally minded problem solvers who act for a better world.

Our Mission: Education in our school for our world.

Our school values of Growth Mindset, Organisation, Respect and Wellbeing (GROW) are emulated by staff, students, and their families, reflecting a positive and caring community.


We are seeking a collaborative, innovative and dynamic School Leader to join our team. The successful applicant will demonstrate expert and proven ability to bring together a community of learners inclusive of students, educators, families, and the wider community. They will be a leader of learning with a deep curriculum knowledge and high level skills in supporting staff to implement authentic and engaging inquiry-based learning and experience with supporting the implementation of whole school literacy and numeracy practices.

Our new school leader will:

  • Have the skills and knowledge to work collaboratively within the leadership team to embed high quality teaching and learning aligned to the PYP principles and practices.
  • Foster an inclusive approach to learning that meets students at their point of need.
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead staff in rigorous PLC inquiries using data to improve student outcomes.
  • establish highly effective relationships with all members of the school community including staff, students, families, and external providers.
  • Have a proven ability to coach and mentor teachers in curriculum and pedagogy, modelling exemplary classroom practice to build capacity and achieve whole school priorities, particularly in numeracy and literacy.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the Australian Curriculum and Inquiry based pedagogy.
  • Undertake an appropriate teaching load and other duties as determined by the Principal.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Prior to commencing in this role a minimum of four years full time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification; a current full teaching registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) (or eligibility for teacher registration with the ACT TQI) and a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (

How to Apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae, statement of claims based on the five leadership capabilities outlined in the application package (maximum five pages) and Application Coversheet with two referees.

The full listing including job description and associated application package can be found via this link

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now link on the official ACT Education job listing.

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

For futher information please contact the principal Nicole Nicholson via email at [email protected]


Applications closed Thursday 13 October 2022