Norwest Christian College is an independent, co-educational P-12 school located in the growing north-west sector of Sydney. With the mission of Building Purposeful Lives; loving God, pursuing our purpose, and building our capacity, our community is focused upon facilitating great learning, the service of others, and ensuring that each young person experiences loving and caring relationships in a supportive pastoral environment.
Central to the culture of our College is a strong emphasis upon the professional growth and development of our staff, actualised through bespoke learning programs for teachers. We prize our highly collegiate and supportive community, and look for opportunities to network with schools, the tertiary sector and other organisations to grow and share influence. We also seek to engage our teachers in their areas of passion and interest, providing opportunities for leadership and a professional presence within and beyond the College.
Teaching and learning at Norwest is a dynamic experience. Norwest Christian College educators are passionate about exploring and delivering 21st century pedagogies that enable students to flourish and thrive, and the College is fast growing a reputation for its progressive approach to teaching and learning that facilitates the building of learning behaviours.
The College is currently seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Assistant Head of Primary, in a full time capacity, commencing at the start of Term 2, or sooner by negotiation. This appointment includes a Position of Responsibility 2 allowance and approximately 0.5 release from classroom teaching. The Assistant Head of Primary Years will report directly to the Head of Primary Years and will be expected to manage a small portfolio of reporting relationships.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate at interview a personal faith and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with that faith, including an active commitment to a Christian fellowship, as well as the following skills and experience:
- a strong understanding of and commitment to Christian education and the Christian development of students;
- an appreciation of the value of building students’ learning power (BLP);
- the propensity to innovate;
- educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams;
- exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents;
- extensive knowledge of curriculum and assessment with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs;
- a comprehensive understanding of pedagogies and programs that lead to greater than ‘expected’ academic growth;
- a comprehensive understanding of 21st Century pedagogy including relevant technologies;
- the capacity to develop programmes that differentiate learning opportunities for students;
- experience in the use of data to deliver academic improvement;
- successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice; and
- an understanding of the effective and equitable distribution of resources to support teaching and learning.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to provide a Working With Children Check clearance number or clearance letter. Interviewees will also be required to provide a lesson demonstration.
For further details and to apply, please download the Application Documentation.
Applications close Friday, 15 March 2019.