Expressions of interest are being called to fill the followingposition:
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER, LITERACY AND NUMERACY EARLY ACTION for SUCCESS Expressions of Interest are sought from suitable candidates for the position of Instructional Leader working across Bega Valley Public School and Tanja Public School, under the Early Action for Success strategy. Teachers, assistant principals, deputy principals and principals are encouraged to consider submitting an Expression of Interest.
Bega Valley Public School and Tanja Public School are working in partnership to deliver the Early Action for Success program. Bega Valley Public School has a student population of approximately 350 (17% Aboriginal), whilst Tanja Public School has a student population of approximately 18 students (40% Aboriginal). Both schools are sited on the Far South Coast and service diverse communities.
Early Action for Success is the strategy through which the Department of Education is implementing the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan.
The strategy combines high quality leadership, a focus on individual students and early intervention to ensure K-2 students at risk of not achieving expected outcomes in literacy or numeracy are identified and receive additional support.
A feature of the strategy is the appointment of Instructional Leaders, Literacy and Numeracy to work with K-2 teachers and students.
Location: The position will be based at Bega Valley Public School and the successful candidate will work across Bega Valley Public School and Tanja Public School.
Period: For the 2016 school year commencing Term 1 2016.
Note: Successful applicants will retain right of return to their substantive school and position level at the end of the temporary appointment where they are a permanent NSW public school teacher.
Position Details: The role of the Instructional Leader, Literacy and Numeracy is to work in close collaboration with the school principal and the school executive in:
- Realigning the school plan, to clearly describe the shared expectations and targets for improvement in literacy and numeracy outcomes for students in the early years of schooling. This process will include the realignment of existing and new school resources to focus on evidence based strategies that build teacher capacity to achieve these outcomes.
- Building teacher capacity to identify the literacy and numeracy learning needs of students in the early years of schooling. Leading local decision making regarding the choice of tiered literacy and numeracy intervention strategies based on the analysis of student learning needs.
- Identifying teacher professional learning needs and providing high quality professional learning and in-class support. Ensure teachers gain expertise and knowledge in differentiating instruction to improve student Literacy and Numeracy outcomes in the early years of schooling.
- Monitoring the impact of practice and interventions on student literacy and numeracy learning in the early years of schooling
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Proven successful experience in leading the improvement of learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy for students in the early years of schooling.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, implementing successful innovation and change that has resulted in improved learning outcomes for students in the early years of schooling.
- Demonstrated deep understanding of current research in effective instructional leadership and effective high quality teaching in literacy and numeracy acquisition.
- Demonstrated experience in the provision of high quality differentiated professional learning that has enhanced teacher capacity in improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for students in the early years of schooling.
- Demonstrated capacity to work alongside teachers to both model and support teaching and assessment skills in literacy and numeracy in the early years of schooling.
- Outstanding communication skills with the demonstrated capacity to contribute to building and strengthening a collaborative learning culture in a school.
Enquiries to:Paul Morris, telephone: 44753300
Application: Applications, of no more than four A4 pages (including contact details, referees, recent experience, etc.) must include the names of two referees who are familiar with and are able to discuss your abilities and suitability for this position. One of your referees must be your current Director of Public Schools NSW or Principal. Candidates may be required to participate in an interview as a component of the EOI process.
Application to: Applications are to be submitted by email to Paul Morris Director, Public Schools NSW at
Closing Date and Time: 4:30pm Friday, 30 October.
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