Teaching Deputy Principal
Advertiser: Channel Christian School
Position available at Channel Christian School
Applications are invited from suitably qualified practising Christians for the position of Teaching Deputy Principal – at Channel Christian School.
This is a full-time or 0.8 FTE position commencing in January 2022.
Channel Christian School
Channel Christian school is a co-educational, independent Christian School, Kinder to Year 6. It currently has
an enrolment of 130 students.
Christian Schools Tasmania
Christian Schools Tasmania is an association of Christians who recognise the responsibility parents have for the education of children and the role they play in partnership.
The Mission of Christian Schools Tasmania is “To Prepare and Equip Students for Life by Providing the Highest Quality Christ-Centred Education”
Christian Schools Tasmania currently operates four schools in southern Tasmania. Each school has a Principal who is responsible for the educational leadership and management of the school.
A Board of Directors, through the CEO, governs the affairs of Christian Schools Tasmania. The Board is committed to operating in ways that utilise the strengths of being one Association, whilst recognising that each school in unique, and is led by the Principal appointed to that school. The Board expresses this commitment by establishing overarching guidelines or policies that guide the operational leadership of the Executive members.
Purpose & Parameters of Position
The Teaching Deputy Principal is a key leadership role at the school with the purpose of assisting the Principal in the effective operation of the School for all students and staff in accordance with the school’s operational and strategic plans. The role will incorporate a teaching load as set by the Principal. The scope of the teaching role is outlined in the teacher position description.
The incumbent will bring a Christian world view to bear on all aspects of the position and will participate fully within the spiritual life of the school.
Work in Christian Schools Tasmania and in its school, communities involve serving and supporting those people for whom Christian Schools Tasmania exists, namely students and their parents. Each employee is expected to work as a member of a team pursuing the organisation’s visions “To be a transformational Christian Learning community”: serving and supporting each other in the tasks to which God has called them, which is to “provide the highest quality Christ-centred education that prepares and equips students for life”.
Each staff member is expected to contribute positively to a pleasant, purposeful, productive and safe workplace. Christian Schools Tasmania expects its employees to be generous, open, work as a team, be effective and efficient, have attention to detail and contribute to pleasant and positive working relationships.
Key Areas of Responsibility
The Teaching Deputy Principal reports directly to the Channel Christian School Principal. The Teaching Deputy Principal will primarily responsible for:
- Deputise for the Principal in his/her absence;
- Support the Principal in developing and reviewing the School’s Operational Plan;
- Support the Principal in developing the whole school calendar;
- Support the Principal to implement the strategic priorities set by Christian Schools Tasmania;
- Facilitate and contribute to staff meetings when required.
- Display a high level of competence in teaching practices and classroom management skills;
- Be a member of and contribute to Vertical Curriculum Team planning;
- Lead by example in the usage of SEQTA for planning and documenting;
- Strengthen the culture of professional growth at Channel Christian School.
- Lead in positive Christian community building involving students, parents, staff and the wider community.
- Have regular contact with students from Kinder – Year 6;
- Be available to parents as a second point of contact, after the classroom teacher, to discuss students’ progress (academic, social, spiritual and physical);
- Liaise with and support the classroom teachers, chaplain and school counsellor, with pastoral care issues where appropriate;
- Support teachers in parent communication and be proactive in student follow up;
- Support and promote student leadership development, including the running and oversight of the student leaders and their responsibilities;
- Encourage a sense of community and mutual support in the school;
- Lead in Pastoral care programs.
- Assist all staff in ensuring a biblical and restorative approach is consistently engaged when addressing school wide behaviour management and support, ensuring protocols for minor and moderate behaviour are consistently applied in a manner that is transformational and redemptive;
- Support classroom teachers in behavioural management and student well-being, and advise Principal of concerns;
- Oversee the review of the Student Management and Well-Being guidelines.
School Events and Camps
- Support the Principal and School Council in leading and facilitating school events, sports days, and school wide community events;
- Support in the co-ordination and facilitation of all camps in conjunction with the year level teachers.
Organisational Leadership and Management
- Clearly understand the vision for the School and adopt it as part of daily practices;
- Evaluate policies and procedures for the effective running of the School;
- Maintain a regular schedule of meetings with classroom teachers to monitor students’ academic progress and pastoral care, ensuring that parents are effectively involved where concerns are raised;
- Act as a point of escalation in matters of discipline, performance and interpersonal conflict;
- Assist the Principal in implementing the arrangements for School events, including:
- staff Professional Development Days and evenings.
- oversight of the Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming carnivals.
- the Year 6 Graduation event.
- other such events that occur in the role, or as identified by the Principal.
- Are a committed Christian, with a personal faith, who are active in a Christian church and express their faith through their lifestyle;
- Unequivocally hold to the values and beliefs as articulated in Christian Schools Tasmania’s Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct;
- Are committed to continual growth in their faith and capacity as a Christian educator;
- Work collaboratively as one member of a strong and vibrant Christian culture across the school;
- Nurture and disciple students to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour;
- Exhibit high personal standards;
- Possess a strong ability to employ professional dialogue that is based on relational trust;
- Possess the strength of character to stand on their convictions;
- Possess a strong work ethic;
- Appreciate the place and timing of fun and a sense of humour;
- Demonstrate grace in difficult situations;
- Demonstrate intelligence and the capacity to accept new ways of doing things, and stimulating creativity and innovation in others;
- Possess a natural attention to detail, especially under pressure.
- Be an outstanding classroom practitioner;
- Demonstrate a collaborative leadership style;
- Have excellent communication skills in both formal and informal settings;
- Have high levels of skill in conflict resolution;
- Have a well-developed emotional intelligence;
- Possess a love for children, and a strong orientation towards people;
- Have exceptions attention to detail;
- Have a desire to develop skills aligned to the AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers, Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework and Australian Professional Standard for Principals including the Leadership profiles.
How to Apply
Please visit and complete the online Application Form. You are required to include:
- Your current resume
- A cover letter which addresses the requirements and criteria for the position (see Position description).
For any further questions please contact the CST HR department below
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Posted on 12/10/2021